UK Drinking

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....

MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

MPs' appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition's austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger num...

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.

Why University Sports So Aren't Worth It

Cristina Criddle | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cristina Criddle

University sports teams are everywhere. A firm believer in the healthy body, healthy mind mantra, I turned up at the sports freshers push with open arms only to be confronted by almost comical stereotypes. Boxing babes brandishing gloves, tennis totty trying to grab your attention, and water polo wonders in Speedos - that's enough.

Neknominate: Getting Behind a Viral Craze

Adam Burgess | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Burgess

Researchers at the University of Kent and Royal Holloway are in the process of studying the motivations, responses and concerns of those who have been NekNominated. We're interested in the role that peer pressure is playing in how people respond to these social media-based nominations...

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

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

Well, It's One Way To Get Home... When You're Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Comedy

The official title of this YouTube video is "Drunken Russians taking their wasted buddy home". But as you'll notice, it was actually filmed in the sk...

Experience Russian Delicacies in the Unlikeliest of Places - a Banya

Alaina Wong | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alaina Wong

In a matter of swishes and swooshes, I am on a journey of rebirth. Banschik's (doctors) collect hot vapour spurting from the central stove and envelop your body in a cloud of steam, followed by intermittent veils of cooling air. Immediately after, cold water is poured all over your body before you are sent to plunge into a pool of 10°C ice cold water.

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...

Neknominate: Student Sinks Pint In Plane Cockpit

Edith Hancock | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A university student has taken his neknomination to the next level after filming it in the co-pilot seat of an airplane. Thorfinn Stout, a business...

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. ...

Neknominate Drinking Game Blamed For Deaths Of Young Men

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Young people have been warned against taking part in "Neknominate", a drinking craze which has swept the nation, following the deaths of two men who h...

Man Who Stood Up To 'NekNomination' Craze Hailed As A Hero

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

A man who stood up to a potentially dangerous internet drinking craze has won fame online, saying the increasingly risky game has gotten 'out of hand'...

How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Michelle Gleaves | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Gleaves

Before my month away from the tipple, I was very self-aware about how young and immature I was. Now I feel as though I am actually an adult. Someone who can have one drink and mean one, who can have a diet Coke instead of a shot of vodka at a busy venue, who doesn't feel obliged to stay out if in fact they want to go home.

Want To Watch England's World Cup Opener In The Pub? Tough.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Want to watch England's World Cup opener in the pub? Tough. The government has refused to extend pub licensing hours to accommodate the game. En...

Lie January: Why I Told Everyone I Was Doing "Dry January" When I Really Wasn't

Jennifer Simpkins | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jennifer Simpkins

Obviously, when I first heard about the idea of Dry January, the cowardly introvert in me did a little dance of glee. Finally, here was a ready-made excuse to stay sober without having to fend off snide insinuations that I didn't know how to have any fun.

800 Kent Students Drink Five THOUSAND Jägerbombs In One Night

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students were probably feeling the worst for wear after knocking back almost five THOUSAND Jägerbombs in a single night. Around 800 stu...

Dryathlon Diary Week Three - New Balls Please!

Tom Stroud | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

Standard first date practice is a few quiet drinks in a nice little bar, giving both parties the opportunity to leave with ease should the conversation grind to a halt. However, sober dating requires a bit more thought, and we settled on a spot of ping pong at a bar in Holborn.

A Date in a Pretentious Pub

Chris Rooney | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Jane went to the bathroom leaving me to ponder my situation. Instinctively, I checked my phone and entered #Brockley into Twitter. The first result gave me a jolt: 'another date with a weirdo at The Orchard in #Brockley - at least the risotto was good! Haha #loser'

The 3am Girl - Not

Sian Hughes | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sian Hughes

Now for some of you, this is normal. For some of you crazy-ass party bitches and crack hoes, 3.30am is an early night. But just to put it in context, the last time I stayed up until the wee hours doing drugs n'shit, was during labour.

How to Make Burns Night Extra Special This Year

Victoria Ferran | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ferran

Burns Night is approaching once more and it's time to raise a glass to Scotland's greatest poet. If you're not usually one to get involved in this annual shindig, the 25th January is the time to don your kilt, get mashing those neeps and tatties and turn your attentions northwards.

Pub At Motorway Service Station A Great Idea, Say Britain's Functioning Alcoholics

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Comedy

The opening of the first pub at a motorway service station has been greeted with joy by Britain's functioning alcoholics. "Thank goodness you can n...

Petrol And A Pint

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A new pub being opened at a motorway service station today was "at odds" with public opinion which was firmly against the move, according to road safe...

Dryathlon Diary Week Two - Re-e-Lapse (Almost)

Tom Stroud | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Stroud

I spent the first couple of days genuinely enjoying my sobriety. Stress levels were lower and I slept like a baby, even rising early doors to hit the hotel gym while my colleagues slept off their hangovers. However, on the third night, our group decided to go out to sample of Manchester's famed nightlife...

Meet Neknominate: The Crazy New Drinking Game Dominating Facebook`

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It seems there's a new trend in town: Neknominate. Seemingly invented by the Aussies, the craze has crossed the water and taken Britain by storm. T...