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Cut-price supermarket alcohol offers have been branded irresponsible

Supermarkets 'just giving away' alcohol, says peer

Supermarkets that offer low price alcohol in promotions were dubbed irresponsible in a debate at The House of Lords earlier this week relating to changes to be made to the mandatory licensing conditions.

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Retired licensee praises LTC scheme designed to combat social isolation

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Mixed reaction to Twitter-only beer tasting series

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Redtooth and The Nuts poker leagues merge

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Jim Beam Maple launched

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