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2006-02-14 15:00:00

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers voted to ban smoking in all England's pubs and clubs on Tuesday, adding it to the growing list of countries taking a tough stand against tobacco. The vote, which was passed with a majority of 200, followed months of heated debate that divided Prime Minister Tony Blair's government and incensed health groups. The move comes 55 years after British scientists found a link between smoking and lung cancer. The law will now pass to the unelected upper...

2006-02-14 15:21:34

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - England looks set to follow Ireland's lead and ban smoking in pubs when lawmakers vote on Tuesday after both health and brewing industry groups joined forces to bring it in line with the rest of Britain. The vote follows a climbdown by Prime Minister Tony Blair's government, which had previously proposed merely a partial ban, exempting private clubs and pubs that do not serve food. That idea had incensed many lawmakers from Blair's own Labour party...

2006-02-13 08:10:00

By Kate Holton LONDON -- England looks set to follow Ireland's lead and ban smoking in pubs when lawmakers vote on Tuesday after both health and brewing industry groups joined forces to bring it in line with the rest of Britain. The vote follows a climbdown by Prime Minister Tony Blair's government which had previously proposed merely a partial ban, exempting private clubs and pubs which do not serve food. That idea had incensed many lawmakers from Blair's own Labour party and prompted the...

2006-01-19 19:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Wine drinkers have healthier diets than people who prefer beer, according to research reported by Danish scientists on Friday. They tend to buy more fruits, vegetables, olives, low fat cheese and cooking oil than beer drinkers who are more likely to consume ready meals, soft drinks, sugar, sausages, lamb and butter or margarine. "This study indicates that people who buy wine purchase a greater number of healthy food items than those who buy beer," said Professor Morten...

2006-01-19 19:05:00

LONDON -- Wine drinkers have healthier diets than people who prefer beer, according to research reported by Danish scientists on Friday. They tend to buy more fruits, vegetables, olives, low fat cheese and cooking oil than beer drinkers who are more likely to consume ready meals, soft drinks, sugar, sausages, lamb and butter or margarine. "This study indicates that people who buy wine purchase a greater number of healthy food items than those who buy beer," said Professor Morten Gronbaek of...

2006-01-11 09:33:43

By Madeline Chambers LONDON (Reuters) - A complete ban on smoking in all English pubs and clubs looks increasingly likely after the government said on Wednesday it would allow its lawmakers to vote according to conscience and not along party lines. The move averts a likely parliamentary revolt and possible defeat for British Prime Minister Tony Blair, whose plans propose a smoking ban which would exempt pubs which do not serve food and private clubs. Many lawmakers in Blair's Labour...

2006-01-04 19:10:00

By David Lawder WASHINGTON -- Washington D.C.'s city council on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly to ban smoking in the U.S. capital's bars, restaurants and other workplaces, with portions of the ban expected to take effect as early as this spring. Modeled after a similar smoking ban New York City launched in 2003, the District of Columbia measure will ban smoking in all restaurant and bar dining areas and other workplaces upon expiration of a congressional review period of 30 legislative days....

2005-11-24 10:32:22

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - The introduction of extended drinking hours passed off peacefully across England and Wales but police said on Thursday the biggest test would come at the weekend. A spokeswoman for London's Scotland Yard said they had seen no increase in alcohol-related violence after new licensing laws came into effect at midnight on Wednesday. "Most people tend to go out at the end of the week and over the weekend though, not on a Wednesday night, so we'll...

2005-11-24 07:43:55

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - The introduction of extended drinking hours passed off peacefully across England and Wales but police said on Thursday the biggest test would come at the weekend. A spokeswoman for London's Scotland Yard said they had seen no increase in alcohol-related violence after new licensing laws came into effect at midnight on Wednesday. "Most people tend to go out at the end of the week and over the weekend though, not on a Wednesday night, so we'll...

2005-11-24 07:40:00

By Katherine Baldwin LONDON -- The introduction of extended drinking hours passed off peacefully across England and Wales but police said on Thursday the biggest test would come at the weekend. A spokeswoman for London's Scotland Yard said they had seen no increase in alcohol-related violence after new licensing laws came into effect at midnight on Wednesday. "Most people tend to go out at the end of the week and over the weekend though, not on a Wednesday night, so we'll just have to watch...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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