Amsterdam employs alcoholics as street cleaners and pays them in beer

Charity working in the city – renowned for its ‘pragmatic’ approach to substance abuse – says scheme keeps the alcoholics occupied and out of trouble

Brewbot lets you brew beers with your iPhone

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I want your job: Master brewer

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Pep Guardiola, head coach of Bayern Munich, attends the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival

Jubel! Pep Guardiola and the Bayern Munich team raise a glass with their wives and girlfriends at Oktoberfest

The German league leaders made their annual trip to the beer festival at the weekend

Cardiff named best city to be young in the UK

A new poll has named Cardiff the best city in the UK to be aged between 18-30.

The scene at the Dormans coffee shop on the ground floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

Indyplus gallery: Inside Kenya's Westgate mall

Shocking images are emerging of the destruction in the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi following last week’s terrorist attacks. The attack has left around 67 people dead, including six Britons so far, and dozens are still reported missing.

Foreign revellers are encouraged to drink to excess at the Munich beer festival

Oktoberfest hangover – invasion of rowdy tourist drinkers spoils beer festival for the locals

Rowdy Brits, Americans and Antipodeans are keeping local drinkers away, say festival staff

The scene at the Dormans coffee shop on the ground floor of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya shopping mall attack: Inside the Westgate mall

Shocking images are emerging of the destruction in the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi following last week’s terrorist attacks. The attack has left around 67 people dead, including six Britons so far, and dozens are still reported missing.

Party bursars hope Margaret Thatcher’s image will swell the party coffers

Tory conference: Any old Iron Lady for sale in the party's curiosity shop

Say what you like about the Tories but they do have a sense of humour. The highlight of this year's conference will be the "Our Maggie" souvenir shop, an emporium of Thatcher-themed tat endorsed by the party.

IMI appoints Mark Selway as new CEO as Martin Lamb retires

IMI boss Martin Lamb stepped down today from the engineering group after 13 years in the top job. He will be replaced by former Weir Group chief executive Mark Selway on 1 January, before retiring from IMI’s board at its AGM later in the year.

Album review: Bill Callahan, Dream River (Drag City)

Callahan’s fifth album under his own name in the eight years since the Smog lifted, sounds precisely as you might expect it to: drily humorous but essentially dark lyrics, delivered in that trademark detached baritone, while instruments from flutes to violins flitter fittingly (never a note out of place) in the background.

Restaurant review: The Anvil, Main Street, Sawdon, North Yorkshire

"If a man can write a better book, preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbour," runs the ancient Yankee saw, "though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door."

Sara Barton runs the Brewster's Brewing Company in Grantham

Return of the 'brewsters': New beer drinking 'sisterhood' helping to stimulate thriving real ale market

Women are rising through the ranks at some of Britain's biggest breweries as well as opening new ones

Distribution of beer to many pubs and clubs will be disrupted by the strike

Beer today, gone tomorrow: Drinks delivery drivers to strike

Workers who deliver beer, lager and soft drinks to pubs, clubs - and Downing Street - will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over jobs.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 4 September 2013

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