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Friday 31 October 2014

Alcohol

Calls for alcohol calorie labels ‘miss the point’

Calls made by health professionals to label alcohol with its calorie content “miss the point rather spectacularly”, according to a body which represents British advertisers.

Friday, October 31st, 2014 2 Comments »

Alcohol abuse in armed forces ‘substantial’

“Urgent action” is needed to tackle rising levels of alcohol abuse within the UK’s armed forces, according to a House of Commons report published today.

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Book reveals US presidents’ drinking habits

George Washington loved beer while Nixon hid his expensive wine from guests while serving cheap plonk, according to a new book on alcohol in US politics.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Top 10 Halloween drinks

Featuring hip, horror-themed cocktails, pig’s blood and chicken bone, we round up a collection of drinks suited to conjuring up a night of frightful imbibing this Halloween.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 No Comments »

Scotland to reduce drink driving limit

Drivers in Scotland will have to adhere to tougher rules on drink driving this festive season with the country’s blood alcohol limits set to be slashed.

Monday, October 27th, 2014 1 Comment »

Alcohol found to improve memory

Far from impairing your memory, drinking moderate amounts of alcohol in later life could actually help improve it.

Friday, October 24th, 2014 No Comments »

Three arrested over £80m alcohol fraud

Three people have been arrested in relation to a £80 million alcohol fraud after a series of dawn raids by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers.

Monday, October 20th, 2014 No Comments »

French to crack down on binge drinking

New French legislation could see those who promote or incentivise binge drinking amongst youngsters face heavy fines and even a year in prison.

Thursday, October 16th, 2014 No Comments »

Irish hold off on alcohol tax hikes

The Irish drinks industry has responded favourably to the government’s decision to freeze alcohol duty under the new budget but some say it could have gone further.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Alcohol-related hospital admissions drop

While the number of people being admitted to hospital in England due to alcohol has fallen, treating alcohol-related illnesses is still costing the NHS £2.8 billion a year.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

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