Alcohol

Doctor who treated patient while drunk from night before let off with warning

November 13, 2020

A BUPA doctor has been let off with a warning after holding a clinic for patients while still drunk from the night before. Consultant radiologist Dr Margaret Phelan, 67, attended Cromwell Hospital in Kensington for a series of consultations, despite still being drunk from a party to celebrate her son’s job promotion, a medical tribunal […]

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There’s a cocktail van delivering aperol spritzes and espresso martinis around London for doorstep drinking

July 11, 2020

If you don’t fancy venturing to the pub (we don’t blame you), don’t resign yourself to drinking alone. There’s a van you can book to drive to you, set up shop outside your home for 30 or 90 minutes, and pour out cocktails on tap for you and five of your pals. Liberation Cocktails is […]

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Eight new bars and restaurants opening in London this month

July 3, 2020

Pre-pandemic, a new restaurant or bar opening in London was kind of exciting, but a standard part of city life. But with the food and drinks scene having been at a standstill throughout lockdown, people are itching to try out a new dish or innovative cocktail outside of their own homes. With restrictions set to […]

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Council ‘runs out of paper’ giving fines to people littering and weeing in park

June 3, 2020

A London council handed out so many fines over the weekend enforcement officers ran out of paper on which to print them. People littering and urinating in London Fields led to 72 penalties each worth £150 being issued. This was despite Hackney Council putting 84 large commercial-sized bins around the borough and lengthening public toilet […]

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Londoners enjoy takeaway beers in the sun as temperatures near 28°C

May 20, 2020

Normal life still feels a long way off, but that hasn’t stopped pubs adapting to the lockdown to help Brits make the most of the hottest day of the year. Boozers were selling pints to go as people flocked to the streets amid temperatures of over 27°C today. While the lockdown is yet to be […]

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