'Mid-Strength Guinness being launched in Scotland'

By James Wilmore

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THE latest attempt by the alcohol industry to contribute towards responsible drinking has been launched with the introduction of a lower-strength...

THE latest attempt by the alcohol industry to contribute towards responsible drinking has been launched with the introduction of a lower-strength Guinness. Makers Diageo are to test out Guinness Mid-Strength in 13 pubs, bars and hotels in Fife and Edinburgh. It has an alcohol level of 2.8 per cent compared to 4.1 per cent for the regular version. Diageo said it would trial the new product - for the first time in the UK - for three months before evaluating how it has gone down. It has previously been tested in Limerick and Dublin - Scotsman

A huge survey of beer charges in thousands of pubs across the UK has come up with the same conclusion researchers could have reached by asking at any bar up or down the country: a pint is most expensive in London - Daily Telegraph

More than a million children live with parents who abuse alcohol and need urgent support, experts warn today. A lack of specialist services means youngsters must carry the burden of the "family secret" alone - Mirror

South Wales Police has said it will oppose any bid by Tesco to sell alcohol on St Mary Street. Cardiff city centre chief inspector Steve Murray told the Echo they do not want an increase in booze-fuelled disorder. The supermarket giant's new shop sits within a 150-yard stretch of the road that currently has 10 outlets - bars, restaurants and off-licences - selling alcohol - Western Mail

The ban on smoking in public has led to a dramatic fall in heart attack rates, it was claimed today. Researchers say the number of heart attacks in England plummeted by 10 per cent in the year after the ban was imposed in July 2007 - Daily Mail

A hard-hitting campaign aimed at encouraging parents to stop smoking has been launched. Targeted specifically at adults, the adverts feature young children issuing poignant pleas to their mothers and fathers to give up smoking before the habit kills them - Daily Telegraph

A teen stabbed in a mass brawl outside a pub was named today. Shevon Wilson, 17, was killed in the altercation outside the World's End pub in Bristol in the early hours of yesterday morning, cops said - The Sun

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