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David Potts: 'Alcoholism is ugly and pernicious'

'Take a lesson from my book': David Potts, Private Eye 'Socialite of the Year' and councillor who laid bare his alcoholism, dies aged 30

Council leader pays tribute to 'immensely talented and highly educated young man'

Lobbying company tried to wipe out 'wife beater' beer references

References to 'wife beater' on Wikipedia's Stella Artois page were restored by other users

Win tickets to experience The Black Diamond from Stella Artois Black

The sophisticated world of Stella Artois Black’s 'The Black Diamond' is an unprecedented, immersive theatrical experience taking place at venues across London between July and September.

Broadcasters lick lips as product placement lands

British TV is going the way of US channels – but with stricter rules. Nick Clark reports

A taste of la dolce vita: Will the Continental touch boost beer sales?

Beer brands are looking to their European heritage to inspire chic ad campaigns.

Suits take centre stage: How a new Edinburgh festival aims to get the backroom mixing with the talent

They may not be the sexiest people in media, it's true. The marketers, the planners, the directors of communications, the analysts, the venture capitalists, the brand specialists and the digital strategists tend to sit in the shadows, while the content creators – the presenters, actors, writers and directors – flutter in the limelight of public recognition.

We're worried about cheap alcohol, says Tesco (as it launches 70p-a-pint promotion)

Tesco has been accused of hypocrisy for selling lager for a quarter of the pub price, a day after announcing its support for a government crackdown on irresponsible drinks promotions.

Claire Beale On Advertising: Print gets augmented reality check

Something's stirring on the nation's newsstands. Literally. You think print's dead? Not this month it's not. It's alive and strutting.

Husband jailed for 12 years for killing three children

A man who torched his wife's home after accusing her of wanting to "cop off" with a taxi driver was jailed for 12 years today for the manslaughter of their three children.

Tennent's snapped up by Magners' owner

Scotland's best-selling lager, Tennent's, was today snapped up by the brewer of Magners cider in a deal worth £180m.

Stella sales jump by nearly 7 per cent in UK

The world's biggest brewing company today said UK sales of Stella Artois were back on track after a near-7 per cent rise in volumes between April and June.

First Night: Phedre, Ritzy Cinema, Brixton

The curtain's up and the stars of stage are on the silver screen

Last orders for the beer mat?

Collectors mourn as 300-year-old German-based company collapses

Brewer to raise prices by 7p a pint

Some beer prices may rise after a major brewer confirmed it was increasing wholesale prices to publicans.

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