THE SNP’s flagship proposal to impose a minimum price for alcohol could be left on a “knife edge” if an expected legal challenge to the policy comes before Europe’s highest court, a leading expert on Scots law has warned. 1 Comment
THE Scottish Government has reintroduced its plans to enforce minimum alcohol pricing at the second attempt.
Dutch drivers caught massively over the legal alcohol limit will be forced to fit their cars with “alcolocks” which automatically lock the engine if the driver is over the limit.
FAKE wine has been found in shops in Edinburgh, sparking checks across the capital.
DEATHS from drink-drive accidents fell last year, provisional government figures showed.
DRINKING just one large serving of spirits can increase the risk of suffering inflammation of the pancreas, research suggests.
Drinking to cope with stress has the opposite effect, scientists have revealed.
SCOTLAND'S largest police force deals with more problem drunks than the rest of the country combined, new figures show.
AT least 12,000 people in the Lothians have been found to be drinking "hazardous" amounts of alcohol after being quizzed by doctors.
ALCOHOL could be barred from sale in shops throughout Glasgow before Old Firm games as part of a plan to reduce the amount of football-related violence at or around matches, under plans being considered by police and government officials.
The words politics and principles are two that don't sit very comfortably alongside one another today. So it will perhaps be of little surprise that the Liberal Democrats have done a U-turn on their opposition to increasing the price of alcohol. Having opposed this measure, proposed by the SNP last year, they have "hey presto" discarded their concern that the policy was ill-thought-out and discovered that minimum pricing is a great idea.
The new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats has announced a policy U-turn by saying he will back renewed SNP plans to impose a minimum price for alcohol.
ALEX Salmond has called time on Scotland's twin scourges of "bigotry and booze" in his programme for government.
TACKLING alcohol and sectarianism is among the key priorities of the new Scottish Government announced by First Minister Alex Salmond today.
The great liberal John Stuart Mill could have told the Scottish Government that its approach to drink is wrong-headed and highly likely to fail
People have no idea how many calories are in alcoholic drinks despite pledges to lose weight, research suggests.
A CHARITY has called for improved safety for people drinking alcohol near areas of water after a report showed a growing number of men are found drowned after a night out.
SUSPECTS who are charged with violent crime and whose offences are believed to be fuelled by alcohol are to be banned from drinking while on bail under a police initiative being introduced in Scotland.