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Unborn babies able to distinguish good wine from the cheap stuff, finds study

in vitro veritasDoctors now believe that a mother’s occasional glass of wine can help her unborn child develop a sophisticated wine-tasting palate which will stand them in good stead in later life.

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Posted: Oct 7th, 2010
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Campaign for Real Alcopops denounces ‘beerification’ of British pubs

The Campaign for Real Alcopops has protested that an invasion of tedious, responsible drinkers over 30 is driving the UK’s clubs and bars to abandon the much-loved, lurid, caffeinated alcopops in favour of disgusting new drinks known as “real ales”, and is destroying the traditional British night out as a result.

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Posted: May 22nd, 2010
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Ted Kennedy sets new personal best after six weeks without a drink

Had to be helped onto the wagonAccording to his staff, US senator Ted Kennedy today broke his own record for sobriety after going six weeks without touching a drop of alcohol.

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Posted: Oct 13th, 2009
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Taliban to curb sales of guns to children with ‘No ID, No Weapon’ policy

Dangerous weapons only suitable for those over 13The Taliban has today displayed its progressive credentials by introducing a requirement for children to produce proof-of-age documentation confirming that they are 13 or over before they will be allowed to purchase firearms.

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Posted: Oct 12th, 2009
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Doctors invent the ‘morning-after’ kebab

Available over the counter in all reputable fast-food outletsPharmacists have today launched a new emergency contraceptive for couples who fail to take sensible precautions against post-nightclub sex by ingesting partially re-heated meat off-cuts.

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Posted: Sep 8th, 2009
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