UK Alcohol

Parents Of Baby Who Died After They Went On 24-Hour Christmas Alcohol Binge Will Not Be Prosecuted

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK

The parents of a month-old baby, who died as they went on a 24-hour Christmas drinking binge and forgot where they had left him, have escaped prosecut...

Ditch Your Nightcap, This Is How Alcohol Really Affects Sleep

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It's a common misconception that a nightcap before bed will improve your sleep. In reality, while alcohol may help you to nod off initially, drinking ...

Spring Forward? Or Fall Back

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

The truth is, even when we nail the art of non-drinking, the ground beneath us is never guaranteed to be steady. People still leave us in various ways. The shifting components of our life we have no control over still keep moving, at whatever pace they choose to.

Man Downs Litre Of Vodka In 60 Seconds In 'Life Threatening' Iron Liver Challenge

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The "litre challenge", where people drink a litre of alcohol as fast as they can, is nothing new. But one man has upped the stakes to an even more dan...

They've Got Bottle, but could BrewDog end up with IP hangover after beer recipe release?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wayne Beynon

What happens, for example, if home-brewers manage to master the recipes, bottle them, and sell them for a profit? Could BrewDog be opening a floodgate of potential copyright or design infringements? Worse still: if supermarket own brands start tasting like BrewDog's Punk IPA, how could they prove, or stop it?

Sugar Is a Friend When You Are Cutting Down on Alcohol

Laura Willoughby | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

Here's a funny thing about drinking: You can drink bottle after bottle of beer, or glass after glass of wine, without a second thought about their sugar or calorie contents. And then, perhaps when having a night off the sauce, you can get very preoccupied with the sugar content of the soft drinks you're having instead.

The Budget Again Failed to Deal With the UK's Binge Drinking Problem

Josh Moorcroft-Jones | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Moorcroft-Jones

To be fair to George Osborne, he has announced plans to raise duty at the rate of inflation on other alcoholic drinks. However, it's the cheap drinks that George Osborne is keeping cheap and that's a real problem. The UK's binge drinking problem is no longer about having fun, it's become a serious issue that's affecting both the health and academic performance of our young people.

Can We Say Goodnight To Nightclubs?

Olivia Petter | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

The number of nightclubs in the UK has almost halved in the last 10 years. According to the Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers, in 2005 there were 3,144 but last year, there were only 1,733.

Poll: How Drunk Would You Have to Be to Shag Donald Trump?

Jenny Paul | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Comedy
Jenny Paul

The star of this grotesque circus is wealthy older man Donald Trump; who believes that being a famous, rich, white, racist, sexist qualifies him to be voted in as the 45th President of the United States during the election this November, while masterfully showcasing all that is wrong in the land of the free at the moment.

Millions Of Brits Have Consumed The Weekly Alcohol Limit In One Day

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 2.5 million people have drunk one week's worth of booze in just one day, new figures suggest. The Office of National Statistics revealed th...

My Night at the North Hop Edinburgh Festival

Alan Grant | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Grant

We Scots don't have the best reputation when it comes to what we put into our bodies. It is said that smoke too much, take too little exercise, and that what most of us eat and drink would make our French and Italian comrades wince.

Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Both my uncles are obsessive shoppers, both of whom are equally obsessive about paying the bill at any given restaurant. Both my grandfathers died from a smoking addiction and my Grandma has a tendency to clean manically when stressed. Three members of my family have a tendency to over-eat and are incapable of stopping and my mum can't sit still until all the drawers and doors in the house are shut.

Drinking Alcohol Five Times Per Month Could Benefit Heart Health

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol five or more times per month could have a lower risk of heart failure in later life, a new study has sugg...

22 Funny Quotes About Wine For #NationalDrinkWineDay

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Comedy

It's National Drink Wine Day, so we just couldn't resist celebrating - *hiccup* - with a few glasses and some funny quotes about the sweet, sweet nect...

100 Years Of Cocktails From Whiskey Sours To Cosmopolitans

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We've seen 100 years of beauty and 100 years of fashion unfold in front of our eyes, but it's not just our appearances that have changed in the last c...

How to Moderate Your Drinking After Dry January

Laura Willoughby | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

It is hard to contemplate never drinking again. I always tell people that I am getting back on the gin and tonic again when I am 80. Many of us are not physically addicted, but habitually using, and used to drinking. So it must be possible to moderate. Lots of people do. But just like the planning you did to take a month off, you need to plan your moderation.

Alcohol and Risk: When Will Alcohol Start to Damage My Health?

Dr Wayne Osborne | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Wayne Osborne

Remaining alcohol free for a month is an achievement, which deserves to be rewarded, but compensatory drinking is not what Dry January is trying to advocate. A healthy attitude towards consumption (not necessarily total abstinence) is something which should be practiced during every month of the year to reap lasting health benefits.

An Opportunity to Reduce How Much Alcohol You Drink

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

The UK has recently revised the alcohol consumption guidelines, changing from a daily limit to a weekly one and advising that men and women should drink no more than 14 units per week.

What I Noticed When I Stopped Drinking for a Year

Catherine Davies | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

During January I turned up the dial on healthy - I didn't so much focus on not drinking but rather on making my life so jam packed full of healthy and nutritious things that there simply wouldn't be room for the rest.

Man Falls Asleep Mid-Wine Night After Night, Wife Has Camera On Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A glass or two of wine on the sofa after a long day will make even the best of us feel a little sleepy, but one man is unable to resist falling asleep...

Alcoholics Reveal The Moment They Knew They Had A Problem In Powerful Confessions

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People with drink problems are sharing the moment they realised booze had taken over their lives in a brutally honest AskReddit thread. Asked for d...

The River Cottage Drinking Game

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Jonnie Bayfield

Firstly prepare your beverage of choice (I personally like an organic cider from a local producer) Then, on a second platter, prepare a roulette of shot's (I personally use a organic celeriac vodka).

Teens 'More Likely To Drink And Smoke' Because Of YouTube, Researchers Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

Teenagers are being "heavily exposed" to content featuring alcohol and tobacco in YouTube music videos, new research suggests. Researchers stated t...

Why Dry January Could 'Do More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A health expert has argued that Dry January might actually do "more harm than good" and said that, despite it's popularity, "it doesn't necessarily me...

It's Official - Alcohol Intake Causes Confusion

Nick Jones | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nick Jones

Like most everyone else in the British Isles, I was disappointed to discover last week that booze really is bad for us... at least, that's the latest line from the Government, as they promoted the updated guidelines on low-risk drinking for the UK.