A liver transplant patient turned up to her operation appointment at a German hospital with a bottle of vodka in her bag, a court has heard.
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Monday 29 July 2013
Psy’s YouTube channel might have hit its three billionth view earlier this month, but the king of Korean pop is not immune to the pressures of fame despite his success. He has admitted in a candid interview that vodka is his “best friend”.
Sunday 28 July 2013
Popular British gay bars and nightclubs have joined a global boycott of Russian vodka brands following allegations of human rights abuses by Vladimir Putin’s government.
LGBT campaigners boycott vodka in protest at Russian gay rights abuses - even though their main target isn't made in Russia
Saturday 27 July 2013
Dump Russian Vodka campaign spawns #DumpStoli hashtag even though Stolichnaya made in Latvia by a company based in Luxembourg
Thursday 04 July 2013
Monday 20 May 2013
It is more often associated with a teenager’s first curious sips of alcohol or as a sugary lubricant at school discos up and down the country, so Smirnoff Ice’s presence at a high society wedding at the weekend was a curious one.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The last images of murdered schoolgirl Tia Sharp alive were shown to a jury today, as they heard how she “idolised” her alleged killer.
Thursday 31 January 2013
The latest figures from the 2011 census reveal Polish has overtaken Punjabi as England's second language. 546,000 citizens now cite Polish as their native tongue, a rise which can be attributed to the influx of Polish immigrants following the expansion of the EU in 2004. (If this seems a small number, it should be noted many second generation immigrants speak Polish, Punjabi or another language as a second language after English.)
As well as an interesting insight into modern Britain, it seems a perfect opportunity to brush up on our Polish. So here are some phrases you might like to try out during your next trip to the local Polski Sklep...
UPDATE: We thought we could get away with using Google Translate. We were wrong. Lots of very kind (and clever) Polish-speaking readers of Independent Voices wrote in to provide us with superior translations which have now been included below. Dziękuję!
Monday 17 December 2012
The inquest into the death of 27-year-old singer Amy Winehouse is set to be reheard following the resignation of the coroner in charge, according to a spokesman for Camden Council.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Rema Begum became distressed after her lifestyle was exposed to her Muslim parents
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Drinks giant Diageo has proved its acquisition strategy is not invincible by calling time on its bid to buy Mexico’s Jose Cuervo tequila brand, bringing to an end year-long talks.
Friday 09 November 2012
The online boutique It's Vintage Darling has a wide range of original and vintage-inspired clothes and accessories from the 1900s to the 1990s – and Independent readers can get 20 per cent off using an exclusive Bargain Hunter code. That cuts the price of the top-selling, 1930s-style Art Deco shell clutch bag (pictured) from £45 to £34. Simply use the discount code VINTAGE20 when shopping at itsvintagedarling.com
Saturday 06 October 2012
Tuesday 07 August 2012
High jumper Robbie Grabarz has said that the key to his success has been sleep and the odd shot of vodka.
Friday 13 July 2012
Whether you’re fixing yourself a strong martini or simply serving it over ice with lime, we’ve got the pure spirit for the job...
Friday 01 June 2012
If drinkers in Idaho fancy having Five Wives, they will now have to go elsewhere: regulators in the state have banned the sale of the humorously titled vodka after deeming it offensive to Mormons.
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