What the papers say - April 17, 2007

By Gareth Iacobucci

- Last updated on GMT

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Millions of drinkers are being short-changed when they order a pint of beer, claim campaigners. More than one in four pints served in pubs and bars...

Millions of drinkers are being short-changed when they order a pint of beer, claim campaigners. More than one in four pints served in pubs and bars are less than 95 per cent full - Daily Express, The Scotsman, The Guardian and others

City bars and restaurants would be allowed to open round- the-clock under plans unveiled by the Liberal Democrats. Senior councillors want to create a more "continental" atmosphere in Edinburgh by persuading businesses to open up hours later than normal - The Scotsman

Jamie Oliver has offered a £150,000 reward to help catch robbers who stole up to £10,000 from his parents' pub. Five men armed with baseball bats and hammers raided the Cricketers at Clavering, in Essex, where the celebrity chef learned to cook - Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Sun and others

A fitness group plans a string of women-only gyms in pubs. It wants treadmills and trampolines installed so women can enjoy wine and a workout. Gym firm Ladypace has already tried it at a pub in Braintree, Essex, and gets 100 girls a day - The Sun

The church should help change "hearts and minds" to tackle Britain's booze culture, the Bishop of St David's said yesterday. The Rt Rev Carl Cooper said it would be hypocritical for the Church to pretend that drinking in itself was unacceptable - Western Mail

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