The 70 best pubs in the UK for outdoor drinking

LONDON  Pergola Paddington An expansive outdoor dining and bar area just a short walk from Paddington Station with fully covered seating areas The Churchill Bar & Terrace Cocktail bar in Marylebone with heated outdoor terrace The Express Tavern Traditional coaching inn in Brentford with fully weatherproofed garden The Keep of Brook Green Pub, restaurant and … Read more

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital

Pandemic drinking puts more than 100 people in hospital with worst affected patients in their early 60s or early 70s NHS had 750,000 alcohol-related admissions between last April and December Figures show there were almost 20,000 admissions among those aged 90-plus  Drinkers in their 20s and 30s accounted for a relatively small number of cases  By … Read more

Pubs gear up for al fresco drinking as 75% of punters say they’ve struggled to secure seats

Britons will be back basking in a mini-heatwave next week as pub gardens are finally set to reopen – but only if you’ve managed to grab a seat. Pub-goers will be able to return to their favourite local for the first time in months from Monday as the country enters its second phase of lockdown easing, … Read more

Soho residents revolt over plans for al-fresco drinking and dining as Covid lockdown eases

Locals living in Soho are furious over plans for al-fresco drinking and dining, claiming it will create a ‘Magaluf-like’ atmosphere, with the noise forcing them to move out after Covid rules ease on Monday.   Westminster City Council is allowing pubs and restaurants to open tables on the pavement so venues can start operating again under … Read more

Soho residents revolt over plans for al-fresco drinking and dining

Locals living in Soho are revolting over plans for al-fresco drinking and dining, as they claim they will be forced to move out due to noise when Covid rules ease on Monday.   Westminster City Council is allowing pubs and restaurants to open tables on the pavement so venues can start operating again under the relaxed … Read more

Woman claims drinking salt and olive oil has cured her medical issues

A woman is preaching about the benefits of drinking salt and olive oil, insisting that the concoction has treated a myriad of health issues – despite doctors warning that the ‘dangerous’ trend could cause serious medical problems, from diarrhoea to high blood pressure.      Stephanie Owens from Nashville, Tennessee, has been ingesting an unusual cocktail … Read more

Drinking wine can slash your risk of needing eye cataract surgery by up to 23 per cent, study finds 

Drinking WINE five or more times a week can slash your risk of needing eye cataract surgery by up to 23%, study finds Drinkers who consume up to 14 units a week are less likely to need eye surgery  Wine was the most effective, slashing the risk by up to 23 per cent  While the … Read more

Personal trainer, 29, ‘died of caffeine toxicity’ after drinking pre-workout shake, inquest hears

Personal trainer, 29, ‘died of caffeine toxicity’ shortly after drinking energy-boosting pre-workout shake, inquest hears Thomas Mansfield, 29, fell ill after taking the drink mixed with caffeine solution  May have taken five times the potentially fatal level of stimulant caffeine powder Mr Mansfield complained his heart was ‘racing’ before he collapsed at his home   By … Read more

Politicians who break rules may soon be banned from Parliament drinking dens 

Shamed MPs face the ultimate sanction… a bar from the bar! Politicians who break rules may soon be banned from Parliament drinking dens Westminster Standards Committee proposing a  shake-up to current system MPs who break Commons rules could be banned from Parliament’s bars   Right for MPs to issue public corrections, where incorrect information is made … Read more