UK Alcohol

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

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 09.06.2014 | 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 04.06.2014 | 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 02.06.2014 | 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 18.05.2014 | 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 16.05.2014 | 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 13.05.2014 | 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 04.05.2014 | 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 30.04.2014 | 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 30.04.2014 | 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 28.04.2014 | 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 28.04.2014 | 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 26.04.2014 | 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...

Seems The War On Drugs Is Hitting Bottom - Let's Also Lose the Baggage That Goes With It

Dr. Peter Ferentzy | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr. Peter Ferentzy

Still, wisdom is evolving. In the news: "Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and Former Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso called for an end to the war on drugs."

Body Talkin'

The Mac Twins | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

The other huge problem about body dysmorphia is the normalisation and misuse of the term. You only have to look at gossip magazines covers to see celebrities mouthing about their muffin tops, slamming their cellulite and loathing their legs; thats human nature, its natural. Its not necessarily right, and we all do it far too often, but it's something innate in all of us.

Neknominate Death In Cardiff Investigated

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Police investigating the death of a 29-year-old man from Cardiff today said they had received information "regarding the so-called neck and nominate g...

It Was Inevitable. Strip NekNominations Are Here...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

It was probably inevitable... A Leicester woman has taken the NekNomination crake one step further by stripping down to her underwear - in Asda. ...