Alcohol

Lidl launches ‘hangover-free’ Prosecco line
Prosecco
In Brief

Lidl launches ‘hangover-free’ Prosecco line

New version of fizz released just in time for Christmas - but is it too good to be true?
10 Oct 2017
Drunk Briton becomes first to swim Hoover Dam
Hoover Dam
In Brief

Drunk Briton becomes first to swim Hoover Dam

Aaron Hughes, in Las Vegas for his stag-do, escaped being dragged under only because nine of the 10 turbines were not in operation
12 Sep 2017
Five of the best reasons for calling in sick
ASCOT, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 20:A man lies on the ground as race-goers walk past him on the first day of Royal Ascot, at the Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2006 in Ascot, England.The event has
In Depth

Five of the best reasons for calling in sick

From obstructive cows to devastating darts, wannabe absentees can be creative
11 Jul 2017
Orange is the new white: The rise and rise of orange wine
NAPA, CA - AUGUST 26:A visitor holds a glass of wine while tasting at Madonna Estate Winery on August 26, 2014 in Napa, California.Two days after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the Napa Va
In Review

Orange is the new white: The rise and rise of orange wine

The complexity of red with the refreshment of white
27 Jun 2017
Alcohol-related cancers 'to kill 135,000 in next 20 years'
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In Brief

Alcohol-related cancers 'to kill 135,000 in next 20 years'

Patients with cancers linked to alcohol consumption will cost the NHS £2bn by 2035, says charity
18 Nov 2016
Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer
Wetherspoons pub drinking
In Brief

Alcohol a 'direct cause' of seven forms of cancer

Experts call for more education campaigns in wake of new study
22 Jul 2016
New alcohol health advice branded 'scaremongering'
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In Depth

New alcohol health advice branded 'scaremongering'

Critics not impressed over call for men to drink no more than women
8 Jan 2016
Alcohol pricing: has Scottish government been scuppered?
Nicola Sturgeon
In Depth

Alcohol pricing: has Scottish government been scuppered?

European court rules measure is illegal if same benefit can be derived from tax rises
24 Dec 2015
Alcohol related A&E admissions 'up 50%' in nine years
Ambulance outside Accident and Emergency
In Brief

Alcohol related A&E admissions 'up 50%' in nine years

New study shows emergency admissions caused by alcohol top 250,000 a year in England
22 Dec 2015
Reckless drunks 'share genetic mutation'
Alcohol
In Brief

Reckless drunks 'share genetic mutation'

Researchers find that 2.2% of Finns carry a mutated gene that means they can't 'hold their drink'
18 Nov 2015
Vegemite is 'gateway to misery' – but will not be banned
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In Brief

Vegemite is 'gateway to misery' – but will not be banned

Government decides against plan to limit sales of yeast spread after claims it is used to brew moonshine
10 Aug 2015