'Raise a glass and cut dementia risk'

By Matt Eley Matt

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A drink or two a day could help ward off dementia, according to new research. Light to moderate alcohol consumption has been found to cut the chances...

A drink or two a day could help ward off dementia, according to new research. Light to moderate alcohol consumption has been found to cut the chances of older people developing the condition by more than a quarter - Daily Express

A pub owner has put a bounty on the heads of wasps plaguing his customers. Hector Bunting put up signs offering £25 of food and drink to anyone finding a nest within 1,000 yards of the Anchor Inn at Nayland, Suffolk. So far two villagers have reported nests in their nearby gardens, enabling Mr Bunting, 32, to send in a pest controller - and costing him £50. But he feels the cost is worth it - The Mirror

The number of strong wines and lagers on the market means that Britons are drinking 10 per cent more alcohol than in 2000, although the volume of alcoholic drinks consumed has remained constant - The Times

Diageo has promised to weigh up Scottish government proposals to save 900 whisky jobs but its chief executive, Paul Walsh, signalled his commitment to restructuring. He insisted that the drinks company was not looking for handouts but to stay competitive - The Guardian

A North Wales pub has set up a barter scheme in order to source local produce for its kitchen. Sir Henry Jones museum provides stock from its heritage garden for the Old Stag Inn but the museum is not the only source of fresh fruit and veg for the pub. Other residents of Llangernyw, Conwy, can swap produce from their gardens for food and drink using a barter scheme - BBC

The number of new swine flu cases has more than halved with just 5,000 cases in the past week. The sharp fall compares to 11,000 in the previous week and over 100,000 at the beginning of the month - The Mirror

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