In detail: Drinking in the UK
Too much, too fast?

Critics of extended hours say a major concern is that Britons binge drink.

Many Europeans drink more, but this is more likely to be spread over the week and with meals than on one or two nights.

And, as alcohol consumption falls elsewhere, it is rising in Britain.

UK children are among the most likely to drink alcohol.

Click below for more images
1 2 3 4 5 6