UK Alcohol

Ten Things You Need to Know Before Wine O' Clock

Suzi Godson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

The most immediate problem with drinking every day is the calories. Two small glasses of wine contains 318 calories, which is the same as eating a hamburger in a bun. No wonder we're all overweight!

How Safe Is Your Teen From a Drink-Drive Conviction?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

There is a point on every course where the penny drops. On every course, without exception, someone will tell us that, if they had known what they have learnt from us when they first started driving, they would not have offended.

Are You Desperate Enough To Try These Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Picture this: you've woken up after a heavy night out, and your mate walks in with what they hail as a 'miracle' hangover cure. You take the plate...

Student Gets Her Head Stuck In Bottle Bin After 'Looking For More Alcohol'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student was left rather red-faced after having to be rescued by firefighters when she got her head stuck in a bottle bank. Southampton Solent stu...

Why Your Face Is Flushed After One Drink

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For some of us, there's an awkward moment when your face turns red after one alcoholic bevvy. If this situation is often a reality for you then cha...

Could This Be The Secret To Zach Galifianakis' Dramatic Weight Loss?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this week, Hangover star Zach Galifianakis stepped out in public looking as svelte as ever. The actor, who hasn't made a public appearance ...

11 Unusual Cocktail Recipes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

To celebrate London Cocktail Week we wanted to bring you some weird and wonderful cocktails to try. *clinks glass* From kale to smoking pipe bitter...

If You Drink Two Glasses Of Wine Per Night, You Could Need This Pill

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're one of the thousands of people who drink half a bottle of wine in an evening, you could be eligible to receive a new pill that helps reduce ...

Mouth Cancer: The Lowdown On Symptoms, Treatments And Who Is At Risk

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mouth cancer, although uncommon (the NHS says it accounts for one in 50 of all cancer cases) is still a potentially fatal disease, due to the late sta...

Where Does Your Hometown Rank On This Map Of Alcohol-Related Liver Disease?

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Places in the UK with the highest rates of people admitted to hospital for alcohol-related liver disease have been mapped out by health officials, in ...

'I Shot Two Lions & Can Drink 14 Bottles Of Wine A Day'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Heavy weight French actor Gerard Depardieu has claimed he shot dead two lions during a trip to Africa. The 65-year-old made reference to his "hero...

Things We Really Say When Our Friends Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

All John wants is to drink a lemonade - neat, no vodka. But his friends have other ideas. Will John ever get the early night he craves, or is h...

How Many Of These Wine Names Can You Pronounce Correctly?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Wine: it tastes bloody marvellous but some of those fancy names (ahem, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo) are a real bugger to say. This video from foodbeast...

Guess How Long The Average Brit Spends Hungover

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

That awkward moment when you spend 315 days of your life hungover... Oh wait, that's actually a thing. According to new research from Macmillan Can...

This Explains Why We Get Hangovers But Sadly Won't Prevent Them

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers: there's the pounding head, the spinning room, the pukey feeling in your stomach, the overwhelming sense of tiredness. Even writing these wo...

Hooray! British Pubs Are Finally Going From Manky To Magnificent

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Pub-goers rejoice: the days of "decrepit boozers with dull beer and freezer-pack food" are over, according to editors of popular guide book The Good P...

This Map Reveals Which Country Drinks The Most *Insert Name Of Alcohol Here*

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Which country drinks the most alcohol? Is it Ireland with Guinness, Russia with vodka or England with its love for anything on sale in Wetherspoons? ...

British Culture for a Twenty Something Student: Freshers' Week

Emma Wright | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Wright

In the next few weeks, there will be new wave of 18-year-old youngsters beginning one of the most important and challenging chapters in their lives. I'm sure the stresses are beginning for the eager youths, seeking to get away from their family homes to start university

Could This Finally Settle The Debate Around Best Hangover Cures?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When most of us feel hungover we tend to crave a bacon sandwich and a strong cup of coffee - for most of us more alcohol is the last thing on our mind...

Redknapp 'Would Love It' If Gazza Came To Work At QPR

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Sport

Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the fo...

Early Intervention and Rehabilitation Is the Key to Preventing Alcohol Misuse, Not Minimum Pricing

Hilary Wardle | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Hilary Wardle

Alcoholism is a pernicious, progressive mental and physical illness which claims thousands of lives every year in the UK. Managing this epidemic has become a political priority, with various solutions proposed that largely rely on limiting the availability of alcohol, upping the price and adding cigarette style warnings to packaging.

Addiction Treatment Is the Preserve of the Wealthy

Christian Guy | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Guy

All too often election year politics ends up as a tit for tat race to polling day. Committing to a Treatment Tax may not attract many new voters but it would be right thing to do for the hundreds of thousands of people, and their families, cut adrift by the current failures.

Robin Williams, the Best Help Money Can Buy & Self Medicating

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Self medicating with alcohol goes two ways. It's either for depression or for anxiety. I won't waste your time insulting you with my layman's terms understanding of neurology and serotonin levels in the brain. That's not my department. I can tell you how it starts though: One drink.

Would Health Warnings On Our Wine Bottles Actually Work?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Health warnings should be put on bottles of wine, beer and spirits to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking, MPs have said. Labels on alcohol...

The Home Office Poster That Tells Us: 'Rape Happens When the Victim Has Been Drinking'

Pavan Amara | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Politics
Pavan Amara

Across all of these mediums, it was accused of "victim blaming", "betraying the trust of thousands affected every year" by sexual violence, and of "threatening" those who drink with "rape by implication."