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Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 18/12/2009 - 15:00

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Turning water into whine

Middle-class parents have been taken to task by the Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, over what he calls their “obsession” with serving watered-down wine to their children.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 16/12/2009 - 09:31

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Getting Stern on rape

Baroness Stern, charged by Harriet Harman to conduct a review into the way rape cases are handled, told the Evening Standard that being drunk was no defence. For the man, that is: she seems to take a different view of drunken women.

Leo Henghes :: Thu, 06/08/2009 - 17:12

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Fewer kids drinking - but don't hold the front page

A string of newspapers lamented the excesses of the young in response to an NHS report detailing their illicit activities.

Thu, 09/07/2009 - 15:41

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Alcohol-related deaths

Sure enough, at least three newspapers - the Daily Mail, the Daily Express, and Metro - today run the old news about alcohol-related deaths, pumped out by the Conservatives and commented upon here.

Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 08/07/2009 - 14:14

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Seeing double on alcohol-related deaths

The Liberal Democrats have issued a press release bemoaning the increase in alcohol-related deaths in the past ten years. But it's a bit exaggerated.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 30/04/2009 - 00:00

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False reasoning about alcohol

Drinking can damage your liver, as we've all known for a long time. But how many moderate drinkers end up in NHS liver-wards?