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Christmas alcohol guide: unique gift sets and presents
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Christmas alcohol guide: unique gift sets and presents

Get into the festive spirit with tipples including Christmas Malt whisky and Brussels sprout gin and vodka
9 Dec 2020
Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies
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Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies

Should doctors monitor mothers’s alcohol intake? Are electric cars an investment bubble? And should spies have a ‘licence to kill’?
25 Sep 2020
Museum exhibits whale testicle beer and prison toilet wine
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Museum exhibits whale testicle beer and prison toilet wine

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Sep 2020
The best rums for summer 2020
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The best rums for summer 2020

Banish those lockdown blues with a bottle of one of these luxurious spirits
1 Jul 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘We need Big Brother to beat this virus’
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Instant Opinion: ‘We need Big Brother to beat this virus’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 20 April
20 Apr 2020
Best drinks to buy this Christmas
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In Review

Best drinks to buy this Christmas

If getting a bottle of wine seems too easy, try gin, tequila, whisky or cream liqueur
18 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Proroguing Parliament affront to democracy
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Instant Opinion: Proroguing Parliament affront to democracy

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 29 August
29 Aug 2019

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One in ten hospital patients dependent on alcohol
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One in ten hospital patients dependent on alcohol

Findings suggest the country’s drink problem is far worse than had been assumed
4 Jul 2019
Does mixing drinks make a hangover worse?
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Does mixing drinks make a hangover worse?

New study debunks ‘beer before wine’ mantra
8 Feb 2019
Pub closures: how Britain’s publicans are fighting back
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Pub closures: how Britain’s publicans are fighting back

Patrick Frawley, founder and owner of the East London Pub Co., on the future of the great British pub
7 Feb 2019
NHS funding Christmas ‘drunk tanks’
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NHS funding Christmas ‘drunk tanks’

Extra measures to keep revellers out of A&E as ‘Mad Friday’ arrives
21 Dec 2018
Dozens of offences quashed after forensic manipulation
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Dozens of offences quashed after forensic manipulation

More than 10,500 test results under review after ‘most serious breach of forensic science standards in living memory’, says police chief
7 Dec 2018
What’s to blame for the rise in alcohol-related deaths?
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What’s to blame for the rise in alcohol-related deaths?

As deaths from drink nears recession record, a demographic shift and cuts to public health funding are under the spotlight
5 Dec 2018
Mixed picture for UK’s troubled pub sector
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Mixed picture for UK’s troubled pub sector

Employment has risen over past decade even though a quarter of pubs have shut over the same period
27 Nov 2018
Limit alcohol adverts during winter months, says expert
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Limit alcohol adverts during winter months, says expert

Study finds that alcohol abuse is more widespread in cold, dark weather
19 Nov 2018
Is it last orders for university initiations?
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Is it last orders for university initiations?

Newcastle student Ed Farmer died from excessive alcohol consumption following ceremony, inquest hears
23 Oct 2018
Why young Brits are turning away from alcohol
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Why young Brits are turning away from alcohol

New research suggests that close to a third of young people are teetotal
10 Oct 2018
Death toll from bootleg alcohol in Iran rises to 42
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Death toll from bootleg alcohol in Iran rises to 42

Alcohol is illegal for Muslims in Iran but bootleg booze is widely available on the black market
2 Oct 2018
One in five UK uni students now teetotal
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One in five UK uni students now teetotal

Financial pressures, a wider diversity of faiths and increased health awareness contributing to drop in drinking
25 Sep 2018
Can prosecco really be hangover proof?
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Can prosecco really be hangover proof?

Aldi says new organic sparkling wine won’t leave drinkers with headache - but not everyone is convinced
19 Sep 2018
Middle-classes consume more drugs and alcohol than the poor
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Middle-classes consume more drugs and alcohol than the poor

But deprived people smoke more and experience worse physical and mental health, report finds
17 Sep 2018
Middle-aged drinkers ‘should have more alcohol-free days’
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Middle-aged drinkers ‘should have more alcohol-free days’

Days of abstinence each week would improve sleep and reduce risk of heart disease and cancers
10 Sep 2018
Dogs barred from all Wetherspoons pubs
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Dogs barred from all Wetherspoons pubs

The UK’s biggest pub chain has said the animals are ‘unpredictable’ and frighten young children
10 Sep 2018
British sailors arrested over drunken behaviour in Florida
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British sailors arrested over drunken behaviour in Florida

The six Royal Navy crew members were reportedly on shore leave from HMS Queen Elizabeth
10 Sep 2018
Trendy pub tries to justify £22.50 pint of beer
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Trendy pub tries to justify £22.50 pint of beer

The Craft Beer Co in London says that Speedway Stout is ‘incredibly good value’ due to the quality of its ingredients and its rarity
28 Aug 2018
Healthy drinking in moderation is a myth, says new study
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Healthy drinking in moderation is a myth, says new study

The only safe amount of alcohol is none at all, according to the latest research
24 Aug 2018
Drink-driving deaths reach four-year high
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Drink-driving deaths reach four-year high

Government report shows around 9,040 people were either killed or injured in 2016 as a result of drink-driving
9 Aug 2018
Fuel and alcohol prices tipped to rise
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Fuel and alcohol prices tipped to rise

Ministers consider ending duty freeze to help meet NHS promises
3 Jul 2018
CO2 shortage: crumpets the latest British staple to go
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CO2 shortage: crumpets the latest British staple to go

Warburtons becomes another casualty of the carbonation crisis
29 Jun 2018
Teetotallers ‘take more days off sick’ than drinkers
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Teetotallers ‘take more days off sick’ than drinkers

Researchers say non-drinkers have up to 50% higher risk of absence from work for a host of physical and mental ailments
6 Jun 2018
Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer
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Ten ways to reduce the risk of cancer

New report says obesity set to overtake smoking as leading global cause of the disease
24 May 2018
Does minimum alcohol pricing work?
The price of beer and cider in Scotland has gone up dramatically
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Does minimum alcohol pricing work?

Debate continues over whether increased taxes will cut alcohol-related deaths and binge drinking
2 May 2018
Is drinking wine good or bad for your health?
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Is drinking wine good or bad for your health?

New report warns drinking more than five glasses a week can shorten lifespan
13 Apr 2018
Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers
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Lifestyle choices are behind four in 10 cancers

Cancer Research UK says that giving up smoking and cutting down on calories could see cancer rates fall dramatically
23 Mar 2018
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