Wokingham is healthiest place in England and Blackpool the unhealthiest in new index

Wokingham is healthiest place in England and Blackpool the unhealthiest in new index – so how did your town fare? Berkshire town received overall health score of 110 putting it to top of the list   Scores were collected by Office for National Statistics and financial company Seaside town Blackpool only scored 86 on the overall … Read more

Wokingham is healthiest place in England and Blackpool the unhealthiest in new index

Wokingham is healthiest place in England and Blackpool the unhealthiest in new index – so how did your town fare? Berkshire town received overall health score of 110 putting it to top of the list   Scores were collected by Office for National Statistics and financial company Seaside town Blackpool only scored 86 on the overall … Read more

Spring Budget 2021: Tax rises on white wine ‘hit women hardest’, campaigners say

Women are being unfairly penalised for their love of wine with big tax rises, campaigners say Television host Kate Thornton said increase in duty would ‘hit women hardest’  Wine Drinkers UK asking Rishi Sunak to cut Excise Duty on wine in the Budget  Survey found 43 per cent of women favour wine, compared to 21 … Read more

Judge dismisses DWI and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen in November arrest

Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty Wednesday to drinking shots of tequila at a New Jersey federal park last year, but prosecutors dropped charges of DWI and reckless driving after he was found to be well within the legal limit. The Boss, 71, was arrested on November 14 near the Sandy Hook Lighthouse in Gateway National Recreation … Read more

Judge dismisses DWI and reckless driving charges against Bruce Springsteen in November arrest

New Jersey federal prosecutors dismissed charges of DWI and reckless driving against Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday, but the rocker was handed a $500 fine after pleading guilty to drinking inside a national park.  The Boss, 71, was arraigned by Judge Anthony Mautone during a virtual hearing in federal enclave court at 11 am Wednesday.   The Born … Read more

What’s YOUR pandemic drinking personality? Experts reveal 10 types from the Camel to the Metronome

Booze has become a coping mechanism for many Britons during the pandemic. With pubs and restaurants closed and the government ordering us to stay at home, people’s drinking habits have changed over the past year. Almost half (48 per cent) of British respondents to the Global Drug Survey in September last year admitted they were consuming … Read more

Chemical residues of grapes in medieval containers hint at a thriving WINE trade in Islamic Sicily

It was unlikely that the residents of Islamic Sicily drank alcohol, but that didn’t stop them being involved in a possible thriving wine trade, according to a new study. Chemical residues of grapes found in medieval containers from Sardinia and Pisa led researchers from the University of York to speculate on how they were used. … Read more