A table published in the Lancet in 2007 ranked substances for harmfulness, and it made headlines when it placed alcohol ahead of crack cocaine and ketamine (“Special K”, to those who enjoy administering a horse tranquiliser on themselves). Tobacco was judged to be worse than cannabis, glue and solvents, LSD and ecstasy. Bar-room philosophers all over the land almost spilled their pints at the notion that they were hard-drug users.
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Thursday 25 July 2013
On the rocks, with a slosh of tonic or as part of perfect martini, gin is the ideal summer drink. Here are our top tipples
Sunday 21 July 2013
When it's too hot to walk as far as the corner shop for a beverage, there's only one thing to do: make it yourself at home.
On The Menu: Posh picnics; award-winning cocktails; Neapolitan cookies; Divertimenti and Daunt Books Culinary Salon; Caorunn Gin
Thursday 11 July 2013
This week I've been eating... posh picnics
Thursday 04 July 2013
Welsh shed beats off stiff competition from 1,900 entries around the UK
Thursday 27 June 2013
The blend of fruits, herbs, botanicals and booze is almost like cooking. Just with drinks instead of food, says Angela Clutton.
Sunday 23 June 2013
Middle-class problems: Ikea furniture
‘There’s no money for school lunches, but there is some for gin and tonics’: Spanish MPs abolish subsidised alcoholic drinks in parliament bars after public outcry
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Gin and tonics at €3.45 (£2.94), seven-year-old rum and coke at €6.85, and beer at 95 cents a glass might sound reminiscent of a happy hour price list. Spain’s MPs may be in search of some new watering holes, however, after the country’s main political parties put an abrupt end to most subsidised alcoholic drinks in the parliament’s nine different bars and cafeterias.
Friday 31 May 2013
Out of ideas for a dinner party? Why not serve up a dish made out of the heads of two children stewed in their own blood encased in a pie-crust of their ground down bones? Such is the notoriously grisly fare of Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus and, in a cheeky nod to the play's nasty nosh, two chefs at the RSC's Rooftop Restaurant in Stratford-upon-Avon have devised a Titus Andronicus-themed pie with a steak and KIDney (boom boom) filling as a culinary accompaniment to the RSC's new production.
Friday 03 May 2013
Eleanor Doughty wishes we could all just be that little bit more British
'Take a lesson from my book': David Potts, Private Eye 'Socialite of the Year' and councillor who laid bare his alcoholism, dies aged 30
Monday 29 April 2013
Council leader pays tribute to 'immensely talented and highly educated young man'
Thursday 28 March 2013
This week i’ve been Drinking...Negroni
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police