David Cameron reveals battle to stop his sweet-toothed children from drinking 'excessive' amounts of Coca-ColaPrime Minister challenged over high levels of sugar in junk foodLabour MP Keith Vaz warns of obesity epidemic By Matt Chorley, Mailonline Political Editor PUBLISHED: 16:29 GMT, 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 GMT, 17 January 2013 It is a problem which will be familiar to many parents: how to curb junk food. Today David Cameron lifted the lid on his own battle to stop his three children drinking too many fizzy drinks
Speaker's plans to end booze culture in Westminster scrapped after staff claim they will pay for antics of drunk MPsJohn Bercow unveiled plans after MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in Commons barStaff say they will be penalised because MPs will not suffer same restrictionsBan replaced by a voluntary code for drinking at Westminster | UPDATED: 22:37 GMT, 29 December 2012 John Bercow’s attempt to call time on Westminster’s hard-drinking culture was in tatters last night after plans for a total ‘no-alcohol’ policy for Commons staff were ditched. The Speaker has taken action to curb excessive drinking at the Commons after Labour MP Eric Joyce assaulted colleagues in a Westminster bar
Now these really are rubbish cars! Funny photos of vehicles whose owners appear to prefer hoarding litter to carrying passengers | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 27 December 2012 Many of our cars have probably got the odd stray crisp packet or empty drinks bottle inside, but few will ever get to this state. These funny pictures, collected by photo gallery website Xaxor, show various rubbish-filled vehicles that owners clearly have no interest in cleaning. The cars – which look more like skips than vehicles – are filled with items from tissues to newspapers and McDonald's takeaway food to empty cups of coffee, leaving little space for passengers.
How do they sell Xmas champagne for 9.99 Supermarket bubbly has never been cheaper but some is sparklingly goodSupermarkets engage in 'price war' selling famous drink at discount pricesAsda selling champagne for 10, while Aldi prices bottle at 9.99Both Waitrose and Tesco selling bottles for 14.99 | UPDATED: 01:24 GMT, 15 December 2012 Price war: Supermarkets are competing to offer the lowest priced Champagne this Christmas. Pierre Darcys champagne, pictured, is being sold by Asda for only 10, usually costing 23.98 a bottle Well, it looks like champagne and it tastes like champagne, but it doesn’t clean out the wallet like champagne
Pensioner who went blind after drinking vodka has his eyesight saved… by a bottle of whisky! | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 1 December 2012 Incredible: A bottle of Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky saved Denis Duthie's eyesight As any hardened drinkers know, too much alcohol can severely impair your sight. But for one man in New Zealand, a whole bottle of whisky actually led to his eyesight being saved
Owner of Britain’s last Temperance Bar who extolled virtues of abstinence to TV chefs is banned from driving… for being drunk | UPDATED: 18:53 GMT, 30 November 2012 The owner of Britain’s last surviving temperance bar has been banned from driving for 17 months after he admitted drink driving. Christopher James Law, 52, who owns the 120-year-old Fitzpatrick’s bar in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, pleaded guilty to the charge at Burnley Magistrates’ Court.
Syrup found in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks fuelling diabetes on a 'global scale' Countries that use large amounts of fructose corn syrup have diabetes rates 20% higher than those that consume littleU.S has greatest consumption of the syrup by far amounting to 25kg per person a year, compared to 0.5kg in the UK | UPDATED: 10:39 GMT, 28 November 2012 The syrup is used in processed foods because it improves appearance, providing a consistent browning after oven heating A sweetener used in food manufacture could be partly to blame for rising rates of type 2 diabetes, say scientists. Countries that use large amounts of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) have higher rates of the disease than those that consume little, says a new study. Among 42 countries studied, rates of diabetes were 8 per cent in high-consuming nations and 6.7 among low consumers – a difference of 20 per cent