Alcohol industry ramps up pressure on Congress for tax relief

“During this lame-duck, there’s a lot of things for Congress to consider, including an economic stimulus bill, and it is imperative that this legislation gets passed by year end or we’ll have many, many craft distillers devastated as a result,” said Chris Swonger, president and CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

Now Michael Gove says scotch eggs ARE a ‘substantial meal’ and CAN be served with alcohol as Tier Two pubs roll out special Boris-themed £1.99 ‘main meal’ menus to lure post-lockdown drinkers with just ONE day to go until lockdown ends

It wasn’t until the early 19th century that the first written reference to Scotch eggs popped up – with the recommendation that they be eaten hot with gravy – in the Cook And Housewife’s Manual, thought to be secretly penned by Ivanhoe author Sir Walter Scott.  Some have said they should have been called Scott’s […]

Diego Maradona seen smiling from hospital bed in haunting final picture just days before his death aged 60

Maradona – who turned 60 last month –  has suffered a long battle with his health forcing him to make numerous trips to hospital in recent months.

Pele leads tributes to Diego Maradona after Argentine legend dies following a huge heart attack aged 60

My 1st football hero. Few people have impact over generations like this man did. The greatest, the best, the artist, the man…charismatic, a leader…A WINNER! One of the main reasons why I went out on my estate to kick a ball, pretending to be Diego.pic.twitter.com/67sjmdkgFT

Boris Johnson’s Covid tiers plans hang by a thread as Keir Starmer orders Labour to ABSTAIN in Commons vote leaving PM at the mercy of up to 100 rebellious Tory backbenchers

On average, 77,942 out of 88,903 (87.7 per cent) available beds were occupied across the country in the week ending November 22, which is the most recent snapshot. For comparison, occupancy stood at 94.9 per cent, on average, during the seven-day spell that ended December 8 in 2019 — which is the most comparable data […]

Petition to fire Amber Heard from Aquaman 2 reaches more than 1.5MILLION signatures as ex-husband Johnny Depp resigns from the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ movies after losing his libel case

The judge said: ‘The argument and the damage to property are symptomatic of Mr Depp’s manner when ‘the monster’ side of his personality was dominant. v) I also accept the evidence of Ms Heard that another aspect of ‘the monster’ was that Mr Depp physically assaulted her as she described.’

Tuesday briefing: Arcadia has fallen

It is the biggest British corporate failure of the pandemic and brings to an end Green’s decades-long presence on the British high street. It also appears to have led JD Sports to abandon a rescue of the stricken department store Debenhams, where Arcadia is a big supplier. Nils Pratley writes: “Staff just want to know […]

COVID-19: Lastminute.com agrees £7m holiday refund schedule with regulator

But the regulator’s chief executive, Andrea Coscelli, said: “Online travel agents have a legal responsibility to provide prompt refunds to customers whose holidays have been cancelled due to coronavirus – irrespective of whether the agent received refunds from airlines and accommodation providers.

‘The wheels are coming off’: PM faces ‘100-strong’ Tory revolt in Tiers vote TODAY as Labour abstains amid claims of ANOTHER secret dossier on economic hit – but Michael Gove insists Welsh lockdown shambles shows why tough restraints MUST stay

No jab? You’re barred! Bars, restaurants, cinemas and sports… Covid-19 is back under control as NHS ‘starts to turn… Pictured: Rita Ora at her lavish lockdown-flaunting 30th… Tiers will make us anxious and depressed: Harmful effects of… One quarter of Britons found the second national lockdown… Only FOUR hospitals in the whole of England are […]

Save the Holidays By Giving Homemade Bottled Cocktails

(If your people are a little more adventurous and boozy—we don’t judge here at the Daily Beast—and you have access to an exceptionally well-stocked liquor store, a great, unusual variation is the Racquet Club Special, as served by Harry, head bartender of the Detroit Racquet Club, in 1934: for one, it’s 2 oz Jefferson’s Reserve […]