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Commons row prompts fresh warnings over Christmas alcohol supplies

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Alcoholic drinks companies have issued fresh warnings that the Christmas supply of wine, spirits and beer could be disrupted, after the government refused to provide an update on efforts to resolve the shortage of HGV...

Edie Falco: ‘Alcohol was the answer to all my problems – and the cause of them’

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Edie Falco has never been the type of actor to demand entourages and encores. Fanfares and fuss are just not her bag, and she has little time for pretentious thespiness. When other actors talk about their “Process,” a...

Wine and spirits firms warn of Christmas alcohol shortage in UK

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Britain is facing a Christmas alcohol shortage unless the government does more to address the lack of HGV drivers, a group of 48 wine and spirits companies have told the transport secretary. In a letter to Grant Shapp...

Alcohol, cruise ships, rainbow flags: what awaits fans at Qatar World Cup

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Early in the new year. Prices are yet to be revealed but a Qatar 2022 spokesperson told the Guardian that tickets would be “affordable for all the family” and in line with recent World Cups. For those with money to bu...

Alcohol monitor drinkaware app slammed for wiping users’ drinks tally

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One of Britain’s leading alcohol charities has been criticised over the relaunch of its popular lifestyle app that wiped the drinking history of its users along with red-flag warnings of harmful consumption. Funded by...

Budget 2021 live: Sunak reduces universal credit taper and cuts air passenger, fuel and alcohol duties

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Latest updates: chancellor says universal credit taper rate cut to 55% from 63% as he sets out tax and spending plans

Businesses in Thailand urge government to reverse alcohol ban

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Businesses in Thailand have urged the government to lift restrictions on alcohol sales as the country reopens to tourists, warning the measures are destroying its famous nightlife and risk deterring visitors. Thailand...

‘It’ll kill me’: Zimbabwe counts cost of rise in illicit alcohol use

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It is 7pm and inside the shebeen, or unlicensed bar, in Harare, men and women clutch small bottles of “whisky” and talk animatedly as they dance to loud music. One man staggers and falls over, to the amusement of othe...

Ban on football fans drinking alcohol while watching in stadiums could be lifted

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Football’s long-standing ban on fans drinking alcohol while watching matches could be lifted if the recommendations of the former sports minister Tracey Crouch’s fan-led review are accepted. The ban has been in place ...

‘Unruly and unsafe’ behavior leads FAA to ask for alcohol monitoring at airports

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is asking airports to more carefully monitor alcohol sales, especially in to-go cups. In a letter released Tuesday to leaders of about 1,000 airports across the US, the FAA ad...

Alcohol linked to more cancers than previously thought, study finds

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Consuming alcohol increases the risk of getting more cancers than previously thought, according to a major study, which also found that drinking coffee protects against liver cancer. Alcohol consumption is linked to ...

Alcohol caused 740,000 cancer cases globally last year – study

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Alcohol is estimated to have caused more than 740,000 cancer cases around the world last year, and experts say more needs to be done to highlight the link. There is strong evidence that alcohol consumption can cause v...

Experts urge minimum alcohol pricing in England after survey shows success

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Campaigners have called for a minimum unit price (MUP) for alcohol in England after research showed it has worked on reducing consumption in some of the heaviest drinking households in Scotland and Wales. A 50p per un...

Tokyo’s restaurateurs rail against alcohol ban as Covid measures bite

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A vivid rainbow heralds the arrival of dusk in Tokyo, but the fabled promise of a pot of gold must seem like a cruel joke to restaurateurs in Shimbashi, where office blocks stand in happy proximity to hundreds of wate...

Soap substitute kills Covid just as well as alcohol sanitiser, study shows

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It’s good news for chapped hands: an antimicrobial soap substitute commonly used by people with dry and itchy skin conditions has been shown to kill coronavirus. Since the start of the pandemic, people with no history...