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Three-fold rise in drunken accidents
Govt downplays rise in drunken A&E admissions

The number of people admitted to A&E departments after heavy drinking has tripled since the introduction of 24-hour drinking, a report has found. Admissions for drink related problems to one London hospital rose from nearly three per cent a month before 24-hour drinking to eight per cent a month after the liberalisation. Published in the… Read more »

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'bold measures' to cut crashes
Ban under-18s from the road, MPs call

The driving age should be raised to 18 to cut road accidents, a committee of MPs has warned. The transport select committee said driver training needed to be “urgently reformed” and recommended bold measures to reduce the high level of accidents among younger drivers. A report published today recommended the minimum age for sitting the… Read more »

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