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Wednesday 20 August 2014

UK

Minister suggests charging drunk patients

Charging drunk patients for treatment at hospitals’ A&E departments could prevent the service from being abused, according to one health minister.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

SWA casts doubt on UK alcohol proposals

The chief executive of the Scotch Whisky Association has questioned the effectiveness of several measures proposed by a group of UK MPs to tackle alcohol misuse.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 No Comments »

Entries open for Alan Lodge spirits writer award

Promising journalists, bloggers and columnists are being called upon to enter the third annual Alan Lodge International Young Spirits Writer of the Year Award.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

UK pub closures climb to 31 per week

CAMRA is urging the UK Government to close a legal loophole allowing pubs to be converted into supermarkets without planning permission, as the rate of closures rises to 31 per week.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Top London loo bars

Savvy Londoners are turning former public toilets into trendy drinking dens, from cosy caf├ęs to Art Deco-inspired speakeasies, to great effect.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Royal rhubarb gin released in London

A limited edition gin made from a variety of rhubarb first grown in Queen Victoria’s garden is to launch exclusively at London’s Fortnum & Mason.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

New app helps track alcohol intake

Drinkaware has launched a smartphone app designed to help people monitor their alcohol consumption and set goals to cut back if necessary.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

Craft beer to raise money for burnt pier

A UK craft beer has been created to raise funds to restore Eastbourne pier which was recently burnt down.

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 No Comments »

BMA drops wine club links after criticism

The British Medical Association has dropped an arrangement with a wine club offering doctors cut-price drink, despite it backing minimum pricing on alcohol.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 No Comments »

Drinking two days in a row is a ‘risk’

A UK Government health quango has warned of the dangers of drinking for two consecutive days urging consumers to adopt a “one day on, one day off” rule.

Monday, August 11th, 2014 1 Comment »

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