UK Alcohol

Don't Drive After Eating Alcoholic Ice Lollies, Police Warn

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Police have warned consumers not to drive after enjoying alcoholic ice lollies, raising concerns about their growing popularity. A number of retailers...

Father's Day Gift Guide For Uninspired Offspring

Sarah McGiven | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

What do dads want for Father's Day? I conducted a spectacularly unscientific poll which found conclusively that they all agree they don't want anything. Except they do really, they just want you to figure it out for yourself. Prove how well you know them.

This Gin Has Been Voted The Best In The UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you fancy yourself as a gin connoisseur, you might want to add Brighton Gin to your shopping list. The premium tipple, which costs £39.95, has be...

The One Mistake You're Making When Ordering Wine

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all been there: you’re in a restaurant, staring at a never-ending wine list, unsure of what the different grapes from different regions actu...

The Trick To Cooling Your Glass Of Wine (Without Watering It Down With Ice Cubes)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s nothing better than enjoying a cool glass of wine on a sunny, summer afternoon, but adding ice cubes to your drink can dilute the taste. To ...

Police Officers Hailed 'Legends' For Driving Drunk Man Home After Heavy Night Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Two Tasmanian police officers have been praised for going beyond the call of duty after they drove an incredibly drunk man home to ensure he was safe....

A Gin And Tonic Ice Cream Parlour Is Coming To London And You're All Invited

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re a fan of gin and tonic, head on down to London in June where a pop-up ice cream parlour will be serving up the perfect summer refreshment....

Why Do We Get Cramp After Drinking Alcohol? Experts Explain All

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

There’s nothing worse than coming in from a night out, falling asleep and waking up later with the most horrendous leg cramps. But why does this hap...

These Ads For An Alcohol Delivery Service Have Been Banned After People Said They 'Trivialised Addiction'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Facebook posts by the alcohol delivery service Drink Doctor have been banned over complaints that the “irresponsible” ads trivialised addiction. O...

Alcohol - Four Reasons To Stay Off

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Most of us are aware of the health problems that alcohol can cause. Not only can excessive drinking lead to major problems like liver disease, but there's growing evidence that even moderate drinking may increase our risk of illnesses such as some cancers. It's also pretty bad for our waistlines too!

Just Half A Glass Of Wine Each Day Could 'Increase Your Risk Of Breast Cancer'

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Just half a glass of wine or a small beer a day increases the risk of breast cancer, a new report says. The study, by the World Cancer Research Fund (...

Advice To Ched Evans

Jean Hatchet | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK
Jean Hatchet

Since rape is a crime that can only be committed by a biological male according to UK law, then the onus really is upon the man to police his own potentially rapist behaviour. I can see you think this is unfair. It isn't. It is the law.

Official Alcohol Guidelines For Pregnant Women Are 'Sexist', Claim Experts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Parents

Alcohol guidance for pregnant women is “sexist” and causes “needless anxiety”, experts have claimed. At a conference held today (Thursday 18 M...

Recovering Alcoholic Reveals The 'Ridiculous' Questions She's Tired Of Hearing

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A recovering alcoholic has revealed the questions you should never ask her, or anyone for that matter, when you notice they aren’t drinking. Writer ...

Don't Be Under Any Illusions About Mental Health And Alcohol

Jack Peat | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Peat

The problem with alcohol for those who suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety is that it is a bad solution that distracts us from pursuing good solutions. Rather than talk about our symptoms, go for a stroll, exercise or prepare a healthy meal it is often preferable to down our sorrows in a pub where we can be temporarily relieved of our cognitive ailments.

Politicians Ignore The Public Health 'Ticking Time Bomb' At Their Peril

Dr Mark Porter | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Mark Porter

Whoever is in government next, must make tackling the crisis in public health a priority. With the NHS at breaking point, and demand on services only set to rise, the ticking time bomb could detonate without further warning.

How Giving Up Alcohol Has Helped My Mental Health

Kirstin Chaplin | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kirstin Chaplin

Now I'm not talking about being a raving alcoholic here. I'm talking about a few glasses of wine a few evenings a week and never being able to say no to an extra glass with friends at weekends. But even a small amount of wine would leave me feeling jittery, unsettled and tearful the next day.

A Gin Train Is Pulling Into Town To Take You On A Magically Boozy Experience

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Forget tube travel, a gin train is coming to town and it’s quite possibly the best (and most British) thing ever. A well known gin brand is launchin...

Worried You Might Have A Drinking Problem? 13 Signs You Need To Cut Down

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking alcohol every now and then after a hard day at work isn’t necessarily a sign of alcohol dependence, however it is possible for these kinds ...

Drinking Alcohol 'More Effective For Pain Relief' Than Paracetamol, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sore head after the weekend? Turns out drinking alcohol could be more effective at relieving pain than paracetamol. A new study revealed that drinking...

Gin And Tonic Ice Lollies Are Here To Get You In The Mood For Summer

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Gin and tonic ice lollies are now on sale and we think they sound like the perfect way too cool off on a hot summer’s day. ‘Gianni’s Alcoholic I...

Super Mario Run: The Perfect Metaphor For Millennial Life

Scott Manley Hadley | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Comedy
Scott Manley Hadley

I recently stopped drinking to force myself into productivity. In some ways, this went well - I've been shortlisted for an award for my literary criti...

An Open Letter To My Alcoholic Mum

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

As today was the day my mum was admitted to hospital due to taking an overdose and today, is hopefully the day she allows me to get her into rehab. For anyone suffering with addiction, or loving a person who is, be vocal. Take your dirty laundry outside and let people help you clean it.

Are Divorces Due To Excessive Drinking By Women Really On The Rise?

Richard Adams | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

Significantly, this claim does not appear to be based on any actual research based evidence, but instead from a trend identified by lawyers from their own experiences. Whilst any patterns noticed by individual lawyers can be of interest, it would be wrong to extrapolate that into some larger social trend without something more substantive in support, let alone claim it as fact.

Nadia Sawalha Admitted To Drinking Alcohol While Pregnant With Daughter Maddie

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Parents

Nadia Sawalha admitted she drank alcohol while she was pregnant with her eldest daughter, Maddie, 14. The 52-year-old, who is also mum to 10-year-old ...