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Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s biggest brewer, is buying back the South Korean brewery it sold to private equity in 2009

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker