AN ale-lover has given up everything EXCEPT beer for Lent - and has lost more than a stone in just a week. Del Hall turned the annual pre-Easter tradition on its head by pledging only to indulge in his favourite boozy treat - and shun all other food and drink. The sales director - who works for a beer company - was inspired by the fasting rituals of 17th century Bavarian monks. And he hopes the beer-only diet will help him kick his addiction to fast food. Del, of Cincinnati in Ohio explained: "Fasting is a big part of being human and we don’t really do that anymore. "I hope when this is done… when I’m hungry and there’s bad food available, I opt to not eat anything at all." SHEDS MORE THAN A STONE The brewery boss is a week into his Lenten Fast which began on Ash Wednesday last week - and he's already manage to shed 15.2lbs. He told the Cincinnati Enquirer: "I feel amazing. I feel like this mental fog has been lifted. "Day two and three were pretty rough. "I … [Read more...] about Lad vows to consume nothing but BEER for Lent – and he’s already lost more than a stone
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Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group Bramble & Bier in Los Gatos uses Verve cold brew to craft its modern Irish coffee. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group Oz Serafin pours Verve coffee for an Irish Coffee at Jack Rose Libation House in Los Gatos. Jack Rose's sister pub, the German-inspired Bramble & Bier, does killer Irish coffees, too. (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group Joey Meyers, left, and Oz Serafin, right, make the Irish coffees topped with fresh cream (Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group The coconut version comes with house-made toasted coconut and Tahitian vanilla syrups. Randy Vazquez/ Bay Area News Group) Kentfield's Guesthouse takes its Irish Coffee seriously: The rich, indulgent drink is featured on the dessert menu and made with Powers whiskey, brown sugar, Equator coffee and house-made whipped … [Read more...] about 5 perfect places to drink Irish coffee in the Bay Area
MMA FIGHTER Conor McGregor told lover Terri Murray he had been 'waiting' for her on the night the pair had an alleged all-night romp, it's claimed. Murray, 26 and from Liverpool, claims the pair slept together after meeting at the Aintree Grand National in 2017 - nine months before baby daughter Clodagh was born. The young mum told the Mirror she bedded the cagefighter at his hotel in April 2017, just four weeks before Conor’s longterm girlfriend Dee Devlin, 31, gave birth to their first child, Conor Jnr. McGregor, worth an estimated £75million, has denied he is one-year-old Clodagh's dad and insists that Terri slept with one of his friends. Pictures of McGregor and Murray allegedly taken in the bathroom of his hotel suite appear to show the 30-year-old's hand on Murray's thigh. The mum claims that on April 9, 2017, she and a friend met McGregor's entourage at the Mansion Club in the city and was invited to meet the star. They were then invited by the entourage to the Hilton … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor told lover ‘I’ve been waiting for you’ before ‘getting her pregnant in all night romp’
WITH a snow bomb and flash blizzards ravaging the country, there are plenty feeling the freeze. But no one will be feeling it quite as hard as the rough sleepers who face it with just a sleeping bag and cardboard for a shelter. Here's what you can do to help... What should you do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough in the cold and snow? First thing first – you need to tell the right people. Streetlink are a good place to start if you're in England or Wales. A handy app and website allows you to fill out a form which tells the organisation exactly where the rough sleeper is, and when he or she was spotted. They also have a hotline – 0300 500 0914. From there, the organisation can connect the person with charities, councils, and support groups that might have a bed or be able to help. They will usually send an outreach team, commissioned by the local council, to visit the person, The sole aim is getting people off the street and into accommodation to avoid … [Read more...] about What should you do if you see a homeless person sleeping rough in the cold and snow?
DRINKERS should limit themselves to just one boozy drink a day if they want to avoid developing alcohol-related diseases, experts claim. Professor Jurgen Rehm, advisor to the World Health Organisation, says that while there's no safe level of alcohol consumption, one daily snifter is considered "low-risk". 29 per cent of all alcohol-related deaths in the EU is from cancers. In a bid to curb the numbers putting the bottle before their health, Prof Rehm wants minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol to be rolled out across the UK and Europe. "There is no safe drinking," he insisted. "Low-risk (drinking) in the UK would be one drink a day." Responding to the comments, Dr Eric Carlin, director of Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) said: "SHAAP strongly support the UK CMOs' guidance which is no more than 14 units per week, before health is likely to be harmed. "However, it is true to say that no level of alcohol is risk-free, especially in relation to cancer risks." Prof Rehm … [Read more...] about Drinking more than ONE pint a day increases your risk of cancers and heart disease, experts warn