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Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?
Alcohol’s allure was powerful when we were growing up and those born after us consume far less. Now booze is falling out of fashion, is it time to assess old habits?

Zoe Williams

22, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Automakers could be required to install technology to detect drunk drivers
Cars would be prevented from starting if the operator is impaired – but some critics worry about who could access the data

Edward Helmore in New York

17, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Does Britain have a drinking problem? My answer very much depends on who’s asking | Arwa Mahdawi
Being rude about Britain is my birthright. But when an American says something unflattering about the UK, my hackles go up and my union jack comes out, writes the Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

14, Sep, 2021 @1:38 PM

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‘Every man was drinking’: how much do bans on alcohol help women in India?
Women’s protests led to prohibition in Bihar but can alcohol bans end domestic abuse and harassment?

Preeti Jha

14, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Digested week: after 18 months, being part of an audience left me a mess
This week an 80-year-old woman began a 600-mile trek, while a night at the theatre had me out of action for days

Lucy Mangan

10, Sep, 2021 @11:20 AM

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No icy lager, no sundowners: could you handle a sober holiday?
For many of us, a getaway means sun, sea, sand and… alcohol. But what if you drink so much at home that a break is a chance to go booze-free?

Ed Cumming

21, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Deaths caused by alcohol at highest level since 2008 in Scotland
1,190 alcohol-specific deaths in 2020 raise fears Covid has undermined progress with minimum pricing

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

17, Aug, 2021 @11:36 AM

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My sister shares her struggles on social media but not with me. How can I help her? | Leading questions
Prolonged suffering can train us to stop hoping for better, writes advice columnist Eleanor Gordon-Smith. It’s important to understand what is making hope hard

Eleanor Gordon-Smith

11, Aug, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Elegantly wasted: has lockdown made booze dangerously aspirational?
Drinking at home was once a guilty pleasure. Now everyone from bored homeworkers to professional influencers is swapping cocktail recipes and photos of colourful aperitifs. Is gin o’clock turning into unhappy hour?

Gaby Hinsliff

10, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Farewell ‘Bernadino spewmuchly’: New Zealand mourns loss of favoured sparkling wine
The death knell has sounded for the $10-a-bottle Bernadino spumante after its owner announced it was stopping production

Eva Corlett in Wellington

06, Aug, 2021 @2:26 AM

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‘Unruly and unsafe’ behavior leads FAA to ask for alcohol monitoring at airports
FAA administrator expresses concerns about serving alcohol before flights in letter sent to about 1,000 airports

Maya Yang

05, Aug, 2021 @8:02 PM

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Chinese liquor and e-cigarette shares fall amid state ‘vice industry’ crackdown
Investors fear sectors may be next target after Beijing’s crackdown on digital gaming and tech companies

Jillian Ambrose

05, Aug, 2021 @9:59 AM

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