UK Alcohol

Officer 'Tasered Drunken Naked Man' After Underpants Incident

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A police officer unlawfully Tasered a naked man who threw a pair of underpants at him during a strip search, a court heard. Pc Lee Birch, 31, disch...

US Approves Powdered Alcohol, Company Panics Slightly

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech

The US government go-ahead of a food product has prompted a rather hasty re-marketing campaign by its makers. Palchohol - powdered alcohol - had pr...

Guidance for the Naive Undergraduate - Part Three: In the club, getting tipsy.

Thomas Hurdsfield | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Hurdsfield

Inherently, nightlife and where to find a good party has always been a priority of students. The happiness one can achieve from standing in a room listening to FatBoy Slim's successor, whilst having others sweat hit them in the face like the satchel of a londoner running for the tube, is dubious if anything.

Sanity Restored After Woman Loses £1m Damages Claim After She Fell Over Wall Looking For 'Somewhere To Wee'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A woman who fell over a wall at a Roman site after looking for somewhere to "wee" after an evening's drinking has lost her £1 million damages action....

Ready to Lose Your Licence and Your Freedom? Why You Might Be a Drunk Driver and Not Know It

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Debbie Bannigan

If you drink alcohol, and sometimes have several drinks late into the evening, then drive your car in the morning, you are risking a drink-drive limit shock. Alcohol impairs driving, so the consequences for you, your loved ones, or complete strangers could be serious, or even fatal. It may not be just your licence that you lose.

Guess What This Guy Got Arrested For? (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving – whilst handily wearing a T-shirt proclaiming him to be “drunk as shit”. ...

Food Tube Raises a Glass to Drinks Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Drinks Tube will have it all - from showing you how to make amazing cocktails at home to discovering fantastic beers from around the world, or explaining everything you've always wanted to know about the world of wine. But it's not all about alcohol - there'll be soft drinks like coffee and juice too!

Alcohol Is Good for You?

Mandy Townsend | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Whiskey can help prevent cancer according to the Telegraph. I'm sure you've heard that a lot of things do, but this brown drink is high in anti-oxidants which help to assist in containing the growth of cancerous cells. According to Food to Fitness, it reduces the oxidation process in the body which results in a chemo like effect.

NekNomination's Youngest Victim?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK

A girl aged nine has become the youngest victim of the NekNomination drinking craze. Rhiannon Scully was hospitalised after downing a dangerous coc...

Obama Secret Service Agent Found 'Drunk' In Dutch Hotel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK

A Secret Service agent tasked with protecting President Barack Obama in the Netherlands was reportedly found passed out drunk in a hallway of an Dutch...

Brit Dies In Paris After Falling Into Moat, While Stopping To Urinate

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

A British businessman who went sightseeing in Paris after a boozy work dinner died after he stopped to urinate and fell into a moat. An inquest hea...

See What Happens to Your Weight If You Only Drink Water

Louise Graham | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Fizzy drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks, flavoured lattes, or plain old sugary tea and coffee; drink these regularly and don't be too surprised if you are carrying excess weight. Looking for a painless way to shrink your muffin top? Ditch the liquid calories and start drinking zero energy water (that's the stuff that comes free out of the tap).

Can We All Stop Whining Like B*tches About the Difference Between Recovering and Recovered?

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

There are few thing that make me want to swallow my own face with boredom more than the ridiculous, totally unnecessary, inane whining that goes on in recovery circles between those who describe themselves as a 'recovering' alcoholic, and those who call themselves 'recovered'.

Is Alcohol at Primary School Discos a Bar Too Far?

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

She told me that it was their usual habit to include a licensed bar at the 'family disco' and that she had not received any other negative feedback about it. Bottom line...I was wrong and had been put firmly in my place.

Puppy Saved From Antifreeze Poisoning... By Necking Bottle Of Vodka

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Charlie the Maltese terrier was just hours from death after he licked antifreeze from the floor of his owner's garage. But one quick-thinking vet ...

Size Does Matter in Sobriety

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Width in sobriety is new friends, fresh places, activities and perspectives. People who are very newly sober but have worked this out will not drink again. There a direct correlation between people who embrace a full sober life, (and this concept of width) and successful sobriety.

Neknoms and Death Stars: A Lethal Cocktail

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

I was recently neknominated by a friend. For those of you who have been living on a desert island (that has no internet access) for the past couple of months, Neknominate is an internet-spread drinking game whereby the nominated drinks a pint of alcohol (often beer) and then passes on the nomination to someone else via social media...

Drinking in Pregnancy: When Is Enough, Enough?

Christina Franks | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Franks

I was upfront with the doctor who confirmed Jonah's pregnancy at around six weeks about my alcohol consumption. He tried to alleviate my fears, telling me his wife didn't realise she was pregnant until she was five months gone. "We just don't know what the effects might be," he said, but you are far from the only one who gets drunk before they realise they are pregnant.

Why Friends Don't Neknominate Friends

Sinead Moore | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Tech
Sinead Moore

It is not a game. It is a competition, and a very dangerous one at that. As the chain goes on, so too does the intensity of the videos. Those who back out or break the chain are ridiculed by their so-called friends. The cybershame of failing to live up to the nomination is putting increased peer pressure on youths to rise to this dangerous challenge.

Eating to Death and Bad Arguments Against Paying for NHS Treatment; Or, Injustice Shapes Our Behaviour

George Iordanou | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Iordanou

Surely you must know the adverse effects of bad diet and no exercise. Why should the taxpayer pay for what is, ultimately, the exercise of your freedom of choice? This is the question that Jeremy Paxman asked the former NHS chief Sir David Nicholson, when Nicholson went to Newsnight to describe his transition from being the head of the NHS to becoming yet another NHS patient with diabetes.

Williams Chase Gin: The Distillery Tour

Rebecca Williams | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Williams

I love Chase Gin SO much I travelled for hours to visit a muddy farm in Herefordshire to discover where the magic happens.

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.

Challenging 'NEKnomination,' Lad Culture and Social Media

Sam Mercer | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Mercer

Why are we so worried about this trend? Firstly, the use of social media allows peer pressure to escape the security of a university campus where, in many cases, support can be found for students felt pressured or uneasy whilst on campus.

Why We Need Neknominate

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

People die all the time from drinking alcohol. Stag do's are the most dangerous example of ignorance around lethal alcohol consumption. What's the difference between a stag do and neknominate?

University Spends £20,000 On Building Fake Pub

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A London university has spent £20,000 to build a fake pub in order to investigate our relationship with alcohol, using students as guinea pigs. So...