News Rob Ford was stripped of most of his remaining powers

The lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday by Scott MacIntyre, alleges that the politician was behind an assault in a Toronto jail in March 2012

The experts: Go back to shaving school

For most men, the ritual of badger brush on shaving soap has long been usurped by a squirt of cool-smelling gel that magically foams in the palm of your hand. And who can blame them?

The problem is that booze is cheaper than water

How do they think the 45p a pint minimum will stop anyone binge drinking?

Minimum drink pricing meets stiff opposition

The Government's plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol will be blocked by the courts, the drinks industry says.

Editorial: Cheap booze comes at a price

Vested interests – including the drinks industry – have raised objections to the Government's plan for a minimum price at which a unit of alcohol can be sold. Millions of moderate drinkers will be unfairly punished, they say, if ministers impose a 50p unit price to mirror the one to be introduced in Scotland soon.

Northern Rock treasurer dies

The former treasurer of Northern Rock, who retired with a £2.5m pension pot when the bank collapsed but was racked with remorse over its decline, has been found dead at his home.

Cans of lager on supermarket shelf

Cabinet split over plans for levy on alcohol

Research shows public is sceptical that minimum pricing would reduce alcohol consumption and feared it would punish moderate drinkers

Ricky Hatton's return to the ring ended in defeat, as he was knocked out by Vyacheslav Senchenko at the Manchester Arena.

Boxing: Body blow to Hatton's hopes of redemption

The Hitman's comeback ends in tears – and finally he throws in the towel

David Cameron and the Home Secretary, Theresa May (pictured), highlighted a possible 40p baseline for alcohol earlier this year when they confirmed the coalition supported minimum pricing

Cameron to set minimum price for alcohol

PM to publish plan this week to tackle binge drinking by outlawing cheap drink

Rebecca Blake, a £100,000-a-year recruitment consultant, was sentenced to three months in jail

Dubai court jails Irishman and British woman for three months for ‘engaging in sexual activities’ in the back of a taxi

A British woman and an Irish man have been jailed in Dubai after being accused of engaging in sexual activities in the back of a taxi.

Leading medical bodies call for minimum alcohol unit price

A group of leading medical bodies has called on the Government to set a minimum alcohol price of 50p per unit to tackle “head on” the problems caused by cheap drink and protect the next generation.

Vodka continutes to take its death toll on Russians

Putin wages war on vodka as lifestyle death toll at 90,000

Vladimir Putin is waging the biggest public health drive since former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev failed to wean his country off alcohol abuse with a crackdown on tobacco and drink.

Brits work up a thirst for US ale

American beers are booming over here with sales of £30m – thanks to the help of a pointy-faced mascot, reports Mark Leftly

The evidence coming out of Tunisia points in one direction. The extremists are on the march

Clashes involving Salafis; women gang-raped by police; attacks on the US embassy: hopes for democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring are fading

EuroMillions site is targeted by Islamic hackers

Hackers have attacked the French site of the EuroMillions lottery, attacking it as the "devil's work" and posting Koranic verse in place of its homepage.

Petitioners force MPs to discuss price of a pint

Treasury asked to reconsider annual automatic above-inflation rise by 100,000 signatories

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