'Tories unveil plans for 50p alcopop tax'

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Alcopops, super-strength lager and cider will soar in price to stop underage boozing, Tories will pledge today. Favourites like Bacardi Breezer,...

Alcopops, super-strength lager and cider will soar in price to stop underage boozing, Tories will pledge today. Favourites like Bacardi Breezer, Smirnoff Ice and WKD will rocket at least 50p a bottle under the plan - The Sun

Alcohol taxes are set to be one of the political battle lines in next week's Budget, after the Tories revealed measures to target "problem drinks" which they contrasted with the government's expected across-the-board rise in duties - Financial Times

Tim Martin, the chairman of JD Wetherspoon, yesterday accused drunken celebrities of encouraging disorderly behaviour in pubs - The Times

Food shortages and spiralling grocery bills, coupled with the rise of the middle class, pose the greatest threat to the world, according to the Government's chief scientific adviser - Daily Mail

A third Gordon Ramsay restaurant has closed in the space of little more than six months - Daily Mail

Eleven children have died from boozing since 2002, figures show. Alcohol was cited on the death certificates of all the youngsters who were aged between 12 and 15 - Daily Mirror

The Bank of England left interest rates steady at 5.25% yesterday, balancing falling house prices and consumer spending against inflationary pressures from rising food and energy prices - The Guardian

A motorist more than five times the drink-drive limit was yesterday branded one of Britain's worst drink drivers - Daily Mirror

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