The end of Happy Hour?

Councillors in Barnsley are in talks with local police chiefs about introducing a by-law aimed at curbing binge-drinking. Such a measure would, in effect, introduce a minimum price for drinks, stopping such promotions as ‘Happy Hour’ where customers get two drinks for the price of one.

Ah, but it’s art

Barnsley Council have just lavished £32,500 of taxpayers’ money on a big new clock on the side of the Civic building. The only problem, just a minor one really, is that no-one appears to be able to recognise it as a timepiece, let alone actually tell what time it is! That’s because it is ‘art’. Nuff said. The ‘clock’ is …