Coca-Cola’s London HQ has its entrance blocked yesterday (11th April 2017) by Greenpeace to protest the company’s role in dumping plastic into the ocean.

The Wimpole Street office was blocked by a 2.5 tonne sculpture of a happy family sitting on a beach whilst a helpless seagull was being chocked by plastic right next to them. Greenpeace believe the soft drinks giant produces 100 billion tonnes of single use plastic and this figure is on the increase.

Greenpeace UK senior oceans campaigner Louise Edge stated, ‘Rather than dramatically reducing its plastic footprint, Coke is actually increasing its use of throwaway plastic bottles, which are polluting our oceans and being ingested by everything from seabirds to turtles.’

Greenpeace placed the statue outside Coca-Cola's London HQ
Greenpeace placed the statue outside Coca-Cola’s London HQ

A Coca-Cola spokesman was saddened by the action as they said ‘Coca-Cola is one of the few consumer goods companies whose packaging is 100 percent recyclable.’ The world’s largest soft drinks provider claims it has reduced its plastic production in the UK by 15% since 2007 and continues this worldwide.

Greenpeace may welcome Coca-Cola’s new scheme rolled out in Scotland in March which sees a small refundable fee being charged at the point of sale which is returned to the customer after they have returned the plastic bottles.

What do you think of Coca-Cola and Greenpeace’s hostility? Let us know here.

London’s pop-up scene was able to experience a great temporary bar, where some might have found the service a little unusual. The reason behind this is drinks were served by man’s furry best friend, the pawesome dog. Some may say that it sounds barking mad but this is no howling lie, because on the date of May the 6th 2016, people were able to receive beverages by pup service to their tables, and the Dog Waiters have delivered an excellent service.

Bar D’Alsace-tian employed a group of well-trained pups to become Dog Waiters, they were equipped with custom made harnesses which has a small barrel replica attachment – the barrel was used to hold the Kronenbourg bottles that were given to visitors of the venue and all of it was of no charge. Each table had received two complimentary Kronenbourg 1664 bottles, with a side of delicious in house made bread and cheese. Many people were wagging their tails in excitement to go, and those who attended were able to have an experience of a lifetime.

Dog waiters served bottles of Kronenbourg 1664
Dog waiters served bottles of Kronenbourg 1664

The whole setup of Dog Waiters serving guests beer came to life due to the idea from the brand director of Kronenbourg 1664, Ifeoma Dozie. Dozie has been known for having such creative ideas, he has been quoted to have said “We are absolutely delighted to be opening our doors on the world’s first bar staffed by dogs. It provides customers with a truly unique experience and is the ideal way for us to bring the ‘Alsace-tians’ to Kronenbourg 1664 lovers all over”

Bar D’Alsace-tian was open for visitors on Friday May 6th between 6.30pm and had closed at 8.30pm. But to attend the venue, people had to first make a reservation at Unlucky for those who wish to take part and get served by Dog Waiters by just walking in, as entry would have been denied to them.

What do you think of the canine service, and did you take part in the experience? Tell us what you think here of Dog Waiters.

Another year, another star studded line up graced the red carpet of the Brits at the O2 Greenwich. The awards see an eclectic array of musicians nominated for a range of awards including Best British single through to Best British Producer. The musicians enjoyed the festivities with the likes of Rihanna, Coldplay, Adele and Little Mix blasting performances with a whirlwind of backdrops and lighting shows.

However, like all good things, the Brit Awards came to an end but luckily for those attending, the party was only just beginning. Cabs, limos and tubes were packed to the rafters as everyone made their way to Freemason’s Hall in London for the annual Brits after party.

Crayford based company, Mobile Bar Hire Ltd, were on hand at the after party to ensure the guests were well attended to as they provided the venue with one of their bespoke portable bar counters. The bar set up was stocked with event sponsors Ciroc vodka and served from Mobile Bar Hire’s counter to the A-Listers.

A selection of the celebs at the Brits
A selection of the celebs at the Brits

This is not the first high-profile event Mobile Bar Hire have attended with 2016 alone already seeing them work alongside the Conservative Party and Paris department stores. Previously the Kent based business have applied their services to luxury brands such as Aston Martin, Mercedez Benz, The Body Shop, MOBO Awards, Natural History Museum and Bentley.

The Brits were dominated by Adele and Coldplay with Adele snapping up 4 awards on the night and Coldplay becoming the most decorated band in Brits history with 9 different awards.

Did you watch the Brits this year? What did you think of the winners and if you had a chance to design a Brits themed cocktail, what would it be? Let us know here.

Alan Carr Chatty Man is well known for its bright and bubbly host, Alan Carr, who entertains us in our living rooms every Friday night from 10pm. A quintessentially Chatty Man item is Alan’s drinks globe which has seen stars from across the world drinking its array of spirits.

However, this Friday’s episode had a very different drink filling the guest’s glass – draught beer. Kent based business Mobile Bar Hire Ltd provided ITV Studios with a draught beer dispenser built into the famous globe.

Pouring from the golden glitter beer tap was Peroni, a well-established premium Italian beer brand. The smooth lager went down well with the guests who enjoyed it including actor Danny Dyer, comedian Josh Widdicombe and signer Rita Ora.

The Chatty Man host poured the Peroni from a golden glitter tap
The Chatty Man host poured the Peroni from a golden glitter tap

Alan’s first pint poured for Josh was successful but it was clear to see the Chatty Man host needed to brush up on his pouring technique as his second pint for Danny Dyer was half beer, half froth. Later in the night, Rita Ora tried her hand at pouring a pint and was much more successful!

This isn’t the first time that Mobile Bar Hire Ltd have provided portable bars for ITV. Previously the bar specialists provided local Kent based Caveman Brewery ale and taps to Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway as well as Gina and Mel Do Lunch for on-screen challenges.

Josh wasn't too impressed with his pint
Josh wasn’t too impressed with his pint

Mobile Bar Hire Ltd Director Rags Sandhu said, ‘it is great to have worked with ITV again as it shows we can deliver to top clients time after time. Being as outgoing and as funny as Alan Carr is, this was an event we won’t forget anytime soon! Everyone within the ITV team is wonderful to work with and we can’t wait to see what our next collaboration together will bring.’

Did you watch the episode? Let us know your thoughts.

A female passenger had to be restrained on a Boston-bound British Airways flight London after she tried to open the exit door.

Crew members called the police while they were still in the air to report an ‘unruly passenger’. Incidents of unruly passengers is common and they usually involve alcohol. However, given the heightened security alert following Friday’s attacks in Paris, all staff in airports, stations and public centres are on alert.

The woman is said to be in her 30s and is currently being questioned by police who have described her as “intoxicated”.

An early statement report by police said that the woman had tried to open the cockpit door, this was inaccurate, police said.

“I think she had a vapour cigarette and she was going into the bathroom trying to use that,” said passenger Debbie O’Leary. “I think once they said that she couldn’t, she got very violent about it”.

British Airways Spokesman Dave Procopio said it was unclear what the female passenger’s motivation was. Later the state police tweeted that the woman, whom they say was drunk, will likely be charged with interfering with a flight crew.

British Airways confirmed the passenger was drunk
British Airways confirmed the passenger was drunk

British Airways Flight 213 landed safely at Boston’s Logan Airport at 1:30pm (6:30pm GMT) and Massachusetts State Police troopers met the aircraft when it landed, they said.

Police identified the flight number as 213, which left London’s Heathrow airport at 6:57am (11:57am GMT) and said troopers were positioned at the jet bridge to take the passenger into custody.

A clerk set bail at $1,040 for Dolniak. She had not posted bail by Tuesday evening and, as a result, was being held overnight at the state police barracks at the airport.

Have you ever been on a plane where a passenger has been aggressive? Let us know.