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After fighting for clean drinking water since 2018, a Michigan city will finally get lead-free lines

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Residents of Benton Harbor, Michigan, a predominantly Black city that has dealt with elevated lead levels in its water for at least three years, have welcomed an announcement by the governor, that all lead lines in th...

A fox drinking like a giraffe: Matt Maran’s best photograph

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Wildlife photographers spend most of their time frustrated. I’ve been photographing urban foxes for five years, mostly in the same allotment near my home in London. Many hundreds of hours, thousands of shots, all kind...

Keep up the pub invites and don’t ‘sober shame’: how to support a friend to stop drinking

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Those of us who don’t drink, whatever the reason, know that being alcohol-free doesn’t mean the end of socialising or having fun. But for some people, giving up or cutting down drastically – perhaps for Sober October,...

Siya Kolisi: ‘My sin was exposed – he told me I needed to stop drinking’

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“Sometimes you don’t know how to speak,” Siya Kolisi says simply as he reveals his often hidden struggle to cope with a life that has been challenging and extreme. As a boy in the townships Kolisi endured acute hunger...

Fluoride will be added to UK drinking water to cut tooth decay

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Fluoride is expected to be added to drinking water across the country after Britain’s chief medical officers concluded that the mineral would cut tooth decay. Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, and h...

Does Britain have a drinking problem? My answer very much depends on who’s asking

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I live in the US but was born in the UK. You know what that means? It means I can slag off the motherland as much as I like; being rude about Britain is my birthright. It’s obviously unacceptable, however, for America...

Alibaba chief attacks ‘drinking culture’ after manager is accused of rape

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The Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has fired a manager accused of rape, as its chief executive condemned the “ugly forced drinking culture” affecting the company. An unidentified employee had accused her manager a...

German villages could be left with no drinking water after floods

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Towns and villages devastated by last week’s extreme weather events in western Germany fear they could be left without access to power and drinking water for months as the country starts to debate whether a more effic...

Drinking coffee may cut risk of chronic liver disease, study suggests

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From espresso to instant, coffee is part of the daily routine for millions. Now research suggests the brew could be linked to a lower chance of developing or dying from chronic liver disease. Chronic liver disease is ...

Water fight: the battle for London’s Victorian drinking fountains

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They were a much-loved feature of London life for over a century, ever since the first of hundreds of public drinking fountains opened in 1859 at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate church in the City. At its peak, thousands...

UK pubs’ turnover 20% down on pre-Covid levels despite return of indoor drinking

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Britain’s pubs continued to pull fewer pints in the first week that venues opened indoors than before the pandemic after Covid restrictions led to a 20% slump in trade compared with pre-pandemic levels. Pub owners hav...

‘Hundreds’ of photos exist of Australian soldiers drinking from dead Afghan’s prosthetic leg, court told

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There are “hundreds” of photos of Australian soldiers drinking from a prosthetic leg – allegedly taken from a slain Afghan – at an unauthorised bar at Australia’s military base in Afghanistan, a court has heard. The ...

Judy Collins: ‘When I found folk music, I also found drinking’

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I’d been playing the piano since I was five, and by the time I was 15 I was memorising Rachmaninov concertos. But Barbara Allen, recorded by Jo Stafford, turned me towards the music that was becoming the rebirth of fo...

‘For me, it evokes memories of family barbecues’: why I start drinking cider every summer

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For food writer Suzy Pope, summer brings with it walks to the beach and picnics in the park – but whatever the occasion, a sip of cider makes it all the sweeter As the weather turns balmy and folk meander to open spac...

Middle Kids on growing up: ‘It’s crazy how much of my world revolved around drinking’

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The new album from Australian band Middle Kids starts in a vulnerable place. In its opening track, Bad Neighbours, singer-songwriter Hannah Joy inspects the lifelong reverberations of childhood trauma. “That’s definit...