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Simon Carr: A price rise isn't going to stop teenagers binge-drinking

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Future looks great, insists Gascoigne

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Suicide police chief's work 'not affected by 38 liaisons'

Official report into officer's death and tangled love life

Affairs 'left police chief vulnerable but did not affect job'

Tragic police chief Michael Todd's string of extra-marital affairs raised questions of his "integrity and judgment" but did not affect his job, a report concluded today.

Christina Patterson: Never mind wealth, think index-linked pensions

That world of mediocrity and inefficiency is suddenly attractive

Bites: A dream of picnics and ice-cream

So many reasons to dream of summer, but the Benugo brothers Ben and Hugo Warner's soon-to-open restaurant, the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen in London's Hyde Park, currently tops the list. Alongside a modern British menu, there will be an old-fashioned ice-cream van parked outside, the "Benugo Pod" (for late-night drinks and snacks) as well as – our fave – bespoke picnic packages.

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Olivier Ameisen says he broke his habit with drugs, but the medical establishment has doubts

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