UK Drinking

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.

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).

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.

The Government Is Changing the Drinking Guidelines - Can That Be Good For Us?

Dr Tony Rao | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK
Dr Tony Rao

So, is there really a large evidence base to support any new recommendations? Perhaps they might even stay the same, or recommend different limits for different populations. Surely there is no safe limit in pregnancy or for older people?

The Best Drinks Around the World

Ryan Cheti | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ryan Cheti

I've always asserted that the best thing about food and drink is its ability to offer such an honest window into the many different cultures you experience on your travels. Whenever I visit somewhere new (or familiar!), I insist on trying the local foods, beers and spirits - sometimes you end up with something questionable, but it's always fascinating and inspiring.

Dear Government Folk, This Is How You Can Stop Us Drinking Two Days a Week

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics
Carrie Armstrong

I woke up this morning to the nice newsreader lad on the telly informing me that you'd decided we should all stop drinking for two days a week, due to new guidelines you'd had a go at making. I waited eagerly for the second part of your plan. I waited and waited. But that was it. That was your idea. Just don't drink.

MPs May Have A Serious Drinking Problem But John Bercow Doesn't Want You To Know

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK Politics

House of Commons speaker John Bercow has been accused of suppressing reports that reveal the scale of MPs' alcohol problems. Documents which are th...

New Year's Eve Cocktails

Linda Duffin | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

Years ago we had a cocktail party which one friend still refers to as The Lost Weekend. Our errors were threefold. First, we had forgotten that in our parents' generation, such parties lasted only a couple of hours and then people would sensibly go out for dinner. We made our guests drink cocktails all night.

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.

Top Five Festive Drinking Games

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Christmas is here once again. And seeing as we're forced to spend so much time with extended family members you rarely speak to - why not partake in a...

I'm 35 - Why Does Christmas Suck Now?

Aid Thompsin | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Aid Thompsin

Let's be clear. The worst thing about this time of year isn't sh*t gifts, it's not the midnight-on-New-Years texting your ex from the disabled bog you used to shag in, sobbing as Auld Lang Syne roars through two inches of wooden door you've locked to hide behind... It's the insufferable Facebook statuses that follow in the days between.

The Real Rebellion Is Not Drinking This Party Season

Laura Willoughby | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Willoughby

The general expectation is that you will drink every night from now until 1 January. Forget weight loss, your health, or waking up with a clear head. You are going to enjoy yourself whether you like it or not. But instead of diving headfirst into a vat of mulled wine, emerging only to unforgivably insult your boss at the Christmas party, why not get started on the New Year's resolutions?

The Best Winter Pop Up Bars In London

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What better way to enjoy the lead up to Christmas than fun-filled evenings under the stars, or fairy lights, at the finest festive events in London. ...

The Real Reasons Why We Brits Drink So Much

Chrissie Giles | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
Chrissie Giles

In 1950, Brits drank an average of 3.9 litres of pure alcohol per person. Then, in 1960, it begins to creep upward. The upward trajectory ends in 1980, but that turns out to be temporary. By the late 1990s consumption is rising rapidly again. Come Peak Booze, in 2004, we were drinking 9.5 litres of alcohol per person - the equivalent of more than 100 bottles of wine.

Study Investigates What Happens When You Quit Booze For A Month

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A month off alcohol could help prevent serious illnesses in later life, the Press Association reports.Patients who gave up for four weeks saw benefit...

Toddler Forced To Drink Beer And Smoke Cigarettes In Horrific Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK

Fury has swept the internet after video footage of two men encouraging a toddler to smoke cigarettes and drink beer appeared online. The child can...

Forever Dry

Marissa Asli Bangura | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marissa Asli Bangura

If you don't drink for medical, religious, health or other reasons, decide beforehand what explanation you're prepared to share with people and what you're not. Remember, when all is said and done, it really is no one else's business but your own.

Why Drunk Food Is The Best Part Of Going Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Comedy

When all the make-up is smeared, the fancy clothes are sweated through and the uncomfortable shoes have come off, there's only one thing on our minds,...

How To Say Cheers In 28 Languages

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Comedy

It's Friday so you're going to the pub later, right? Well, it would be irresponsible of us to let you go without preparing you against the misfortu...

10 Times Student Society Initiation Events Got Way Out Of Hand

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Explosive allegations have emerged about David Cameron describing his involvement in "bizarre rituals" during his time at Oxford University. The ru...

London Fashion Week 2015: Your Ultimate Guide to Soho

Emma Grace Bailey | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Style
Emma Grace Bailey

When the British Fashion Council announced London Fashion Week would be moving to Brewer Street, I have to confess I was secretly chuffed. Although Somerset House is iconic - far more attractive than an old, converted car park - it never provided the most palatable offering of eateries and brew houses to see me through the five-day stint...

This Is What Happens To Your Eyesight When You Drink Booze

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

We all know alcohol has the potential to affect our eyesight, which in turn can contribute to us making some rather questionable decisions. But at...

Why Don't You Drink?

Deirdre Collins | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deirdre Collins

I don't know why I don't drink. I just have zero interest. It wasn't planned nor is it a health thing or anything along those lines. I don't really think about it that much so when people ask I feel I need to think of a simple answer to this one.

Science Has Some Bad News, Water Doesn't Cure Hangovers

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Tech

Science can give and it can take away. In this particular example science is most definitely taking away any of the hope you might have had when you w...

How to Battle the Cravings Monster and Win

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Debbie Bannigan

Cravings can derail people trying to cut down or give up drinking but our Cravings Monsters get weaker, and turn up less often if we don't allow ourselves to give in to them; so if you can distract yourself for those few minutes each time, you'll find it much easier to achieve your goals.