'Smoking ban alienates voters'

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A Labour MP has spoken out saying that Labour is alienating core voters. Dr Brian Idden, MP for Bolton South East, cited the ban on smoking in public...

A Labour MP has spoken out saying that Labour is alienating core voters. Dr Brian Idden, MP for Bolton South East, cited the ban on smoking in public places and rising alcohol and food prices as causes of anger - The Times

Five men suffered stab and slash wounds in a brawl at The Bird in Hand in Bromley last night. Three of the injured have been discharged from hospital, while the other two men suffered knife wounds to their chests and torsos - The Independent

Researchers from Glasgow University, who monitored the playlists and outbreaks of fighting at pubs and bars in Glasgow city centre, have found that rock and rap music encourage customers to drink, increasing loutish behaviour that often turns violent - TimesOnline

Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's president, has been accused of encouraging a guest at a Kremlin function to drink and drive. Handing his guest a glass of champagne, the President, who has vowed to stamp out lawlessness in Russia, allegedly reassured him saying: "Just tell [the authorities] where you've driven from. They'll let you go." - The Telegraph

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