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Close but no cigar

It seems that Mel Smith has backed down from his threat to violate the smoking ban whilst playing Churchill on stage at the Edinburgh Festival, and after comments from council’s Chief Enforcement Officer (a job title for a self important jobsworth if ever there was one) threating to revoke the venue’s licence and never licence [...]

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You call that a binge?

Regional stereotypes notwithstanding, the news that people in the north of England drink more than those in the south is hardly an earth shattering revelation. Far more interesting is the definition what constitues ‘binge drinking’. Although not explicity stated the implication seems to be that simply exceeding the daily recommended level of alcohol consumption once [...]

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