Cheap booze and fags: the last gasp of government health policy | Richard Vize

Drowning our sorrows in duty-free whisky may be the only way to cope but as official policy, it stinksIn a government gearing up for an election, where every statement is supposed to be choreographed as part of a finely tuned grid of speeches and event…

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Why not scrap GDP and replace it with trees?

This week the Upside looked at some alternatives to the quest for endless economic growthIn May we asked you: what are the alternatives to endless economic growth? Dozens of you got in touch with tips and suggestions.And so we persuaded the Guardian ec…

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Germans thirsty for alcohol-free beer as brewers boost taste

Rise in bars stocking 0% beers to meet demand of drinkers who wish to ditch the hangoverDuring last year’s sweltering summer in Europe, workers of the Störtebeker beer brewery stood at the doors of the bottle depot eagerly awaiting the empty returns so…

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