Men Should Drink Less Than 1 Pint a Day

Men Should Drink Less Than 1 Pint a Day The UK Chief Medical Officers have updated their health advice on the intake of alcohol, saying any regular consumption whatsoever can lead to the development of cancer, and that men therefore should only drink 6 pints a week.
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Parliament too alcohol fuelled, say MPs

Alcohol Concern survey of 150 MPs from all parties finds one in four believes parliament has an unhealthy drinking cultureOne in four MPs thinks parliament, where the price of alcohol is subsidised, has an unhealthy drinking culture.A cross-party survey of 150 MPs reveals that 39 (26%) believe there is too much drinking in Westminster. Female […]
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Minimum pricing for alcohol: the red-faced ranters have won | Katherine Brown

Intense lobbying from alcohol producers would appear to have killed-off this ground-breaking policyThe absence of minimum pricing for alcohol in today’s Queen’s Speech is a chilling reminder of the influence big business still has on public health in the UK. In March 2012, David Cameron committed to tackle head-on the problems caused by cheap drink. […]
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Scottish ministers win court battle over minimum alcohol pricing

Whisky industry loses first round of legal fight against minimum pricing law in landmark case watched closely by other EU statesScottish ministers have won the first round in a lengthy court battle against the whisky industry after a judge ruled their plans to fix a minimum price for alcohol were legal and justified.In a major […]
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Scottish court rules minimum alcohol pricing is legal

Scotch Whisky Association’s challenge to 50p minimum price a unit is dismissedA judge has ruled that Scottish government plans to set a minimum price for alcoholic drinks are legal, in a case that will be seen as a significant victory for health campaigners but will spark an appeal by the drinks industry.Lord Doherty on Friday […]
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One Mile Away – review

Having directed an earlier movie set in Birmingham’s black community, Penny Woolcock was called in by local gang leaders a couple of years ago to document an attempt to effect a truce there. It starts with representatives of the Burgers and the Johnsons meeting in a neutral hotel room, everyone suspecting it might be an […]
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New drivers may face night-time curfew

Learners could face tougher lessons and passenger numbers cut amid efforts to reduce accidents involving young motoristsNewly qualified drivers might face restrictions on their night driving and the number of passengers allowed in their cars, under proposals being considered by ministers.But learners could also be allowed to drive on motorways and given lessons during bad […]
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New drivers may face night-time curfew

Learners could face tougher lessons and passenger numbers cut amid efforts to reduce accidents involving young motoristsNewly qualified drivers might face restrictions on their night driving and the number of passengers allowed in their cars, under proposals being considered by ministers.But learners could also be allowed to drive on motorways and given lessons during bad […]
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Cheers? Chancellor cuts beer duty but wine and spirits are still tapped

Brewers greet scrapping of beer duty escalator but critics say keeping duty on other drinks will actually hurt pubsGeorge Osborne delivered a double measure of good news to Britain’s beer drinkers by scrapping the unpopular duty escalator and then unexpectedly going even further by cutting duty by 1p.The move followed a sustained campaign by brewers […]
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Beer tax cut by 1p a pint in 2013 budget

Price of a pint to be cut to help embattled pub industry – but duty on all other types of alcohol will riseThe price of a pint is to be cut by a penny in a surprise reversal of past budget commitments to annually increase beer duty by two percentage points above inflation until 2015. […]
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