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Barber shop told to stop giving free beer to customers

The Quarters Barber Shop has been told it must get a licence before it is allowed to give out alcohol. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A barber shop in Northampton has been told to stop handing out free beer to customers - because it doesn't have an alcohol licence.

The local council say the owners of the Quarters Barber Shop will need to apply for a licence because drinks are only offered to paying customers, which means they are part of a transaction.

The shop offers customers a free beer while they wait to have their hair cut. Credit: ITV News Anglia

"I've seen a lot of barber shops doing it, so I had the same idea when I opened my own shop - to get a free beer when you have a haircut or a shave.

"Not many people have it, but it's just good because it goes with a gentleman's look - a beer and a haircut and a shave.

"It's sad really, because it's not hurting anybody."

– Jake Hillery, Owner, The Quarters Barber Shop


Men in their 70s assaulted following pool table row

The two men lost their temper following a game of pool. Credit: PA

Two men in their 70s were assaulted in a pub in Wellingborough on New Year's Day following a row over a game of pool.

Two men were playing on the pool table in the Volunteer pub on Midland Road at around 2pm, when they were questioned about their conduct.

One of the men then lost his temper and snapped the cue in half, before attacking the two victims.

One of the victims suffered a cut to his forehead and a black eye, and both were left shaken.

One of the attackers is described as white, around 30 years old, 6ft 3ins tall and of slim build while the other is described as white, around 30 years of age, about 5ft 9ins tall and of average build.

Anyone with information should contact Northamptonshire Police on 101.

People evacuated from homes after building collapses

  • Video report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

People had to be evacuated from their homes after a building collapsed in Wellingborough on Sunday night.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to Arthur Street after the building came down without warning.

The property had recently been sold was being redeveloped into housing.

Unfortunately a couple of the residents had to move out last night due to the dangerous situation, we've seen them this morning. Obviously they're a little bit distressed and a little bit concerned about their own property but the most important thing here is that nobody was hurt, nobody was injured during the event.

– Cllr Jonathan Ekins, Ward councillor


Bookies in Wellingborough robbed by man with knife

Police say Coral’s Bookmakers on Northampton Road in Wellingborough was robbed after a man holding a knife went in and demanded money from the member of staff.

The incident happened at around 6.30pm on Monday, 13 June. The member of staff handed over a quantity of cash and the offender made off.

The offender is described as wearing dark clothing and a face covering.

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