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James Nicholls

Research Manager at Alcohol Research UK

James Nicholls is Research Manager at Alcohol Research UK and author of The Politics of Alcohol: A History of the Drink Question in England (Manchester University Press).

The New Alcohol Strategy Raises Some Old Questions

If the government's new <a href="http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/alcohol-drugs/alcohol/alcohol-strategy?view=Binary" target="_hplink">Alcohol Strategy</a> was brought forward to deflect attention from a badly-spun budget, then the plan worked.
26/03/2012 10:33 BST

Minimum Pricing for Alcohol at a Tipping Point

If Cameron gets his way, the impact of minimum pricing on consumption could take years to ascertain; its impact on the political status of alcohol, though, would be immediate.
09/03/2012 12:20 GMT

Who is Driving the Booze Bus?

Recently, David Cameron called binge drinking "one of the scandals of our society", but who is to blame: drinkers or the drinks business?
05/03/2012 10:43 GMT