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I was a middle class 'almost alcoholic'

As a new report shows that educated women in the UK have the worst alcohol problems in Europe , here Lucy Rocca, 39, explains the moment she realised her drinking habit was out of control<p>What does an alcoholic look like? For years I wouldn’t have said that label had anything to do with me. I am a …


Dry January: was it really worth all the misery?

After a month of sobriety, Alex Proud has learnt that he's a better person when he's drinking - and that everyone else thinks so too<p>I’m really looking forward to my next hangover.<p>The gummy eyes. The dry mouth. The pounding headache. The oily sweat. Saturday spent in the dog house. Waiting for the …


Ukip is a party for people who hate London. That’s why Labour should be scared

Labour is perhaps more a party of London, these days, than either the Liberal Democrats or the Conservatives<p>It is interesting that neither Scotland nor Wales have been much bitten by the Ukip bug. The supposedly sensible view is that both of these countries are more kindly disposed towards the …

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This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

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Berlin Wall anniversary: photographs from the symbolic rise and fall of the Iron Curtain - Telegraph

Meet the losers from the fall of the Berlin Wall

Inside Germany's shrinking city: 25 years on, many in Schwedt still mourn the Communist regime<p>Schwedt is half the city it once was. To say so is mathematics, not rhetoric: its population has shrunk by 44 percent since its Communist heyday and is projected to fall still further.<p>Until 1989, this was …