Assault and theft at Jardin Anglais as young crowd drink heavily

Assault and theft at Jardin Anglais as young crowd drink heavily

Aug. 24, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
Around a thousand gathered throughout the weekend at the Jardin Anglais in Geneva. Police say there were cases of ass...
Headteacher allegedly supplied hard liquor to underage students

Headteacher allegedly supplied hard liquor to underage students

July 9, 2020, 9:07 a.m.
A school headteacher is under fire for allegedly supplying hard liquor to her students as part of an end of term cele...
Hand sanitiser shortage partly due to abandoning ethanol stockpile

Hand sanitiser shortage partly due to abandoning ethanol stockpile

April 8, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Switzerland’s shortage of hand sanitiser is reported to have been partly as a result of the government’s ...
Addiction experts worry about impact of lockdown

Addiction experts worry about impact of lockdown

April 6, 2020, 10:39 a.m.
Addiction experts are saying the lockdown could cause problems down the line. 
Fifth driver accidentally ends up on train tracks in year

Fifth driver accidentally ends up on train tracks in year

Feb. 28, 2020, 9:12 a.m.
For the fifth time since June last year a driver has taken a wrong turn and ended up on the tracks at Sankt Gallen tr...
Jägermeister logo ruled not offensive to religions

Jägermeister logo ruled not offensive to religions

Feb. 18, 2020, 9:17 a.m.
A court has ruled the logo for the alcoholic drink Jägermeister is not offensive and can continue to be used.
Binge drinking increasing in Switzerland

Binge drinking increasing in Switzerland

Nov. 25, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
We’re drinking less and less – but when we do, we go for it.
Underage drinking easy in Switzerland

Underage drinking easy in Switzerland

Sept. 6, 2019, 6:51 a.m.
It’s worryingly easy for youngsters to buy alcohol in Switzerland. A study by the customs office showed nearly ...
More drivers over the limit in Switzerland says survey

More drivers over the limit in Switzerland says survey

Aug. 13, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
A European survey run by the Swiss media group Tamedia seems to show Swiss drivers are more likely to get behind the ...
Man over the limit drives onto railway tracks

Man over the limit drives onto railway tracks

March 27, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A 63-year-old man has had his driving licence taken away after he drove onto the tracks at a railway station in canto...
Police use weapons to halt cars

Police use weapons to halt cars

Feb. 20, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
Police have used their weapons in two separate incidents to stop cars.
Driver checked for alcohol after head on crash

Driver checked for alcohol after head on crash

Dec. 14, 2018, 6:44 a.m.
A 24-year-old driver us facing charges of drunk driving after crashing head-on into a van in Holziken in canton Aarga...
Basel has highest hospital admission rate for drug and alcohol abuse

Basel has highest hospital admission rate for drug and alcohol abuse

Oct. 22, 2018, 8:23 a.m.
Those living in Basel are the most likely to be admitted to hospital for drug or alcohol abuse.
Geneva crackdown on unlicensed bars

Geneva crackdown on unlicensed bars

Oct. 12, 2018, 9:20 a.m.
Geneva is finally going to get tough with illegal bars – much to the relief of the legal sector which complains...
Pregnant women still drinking despite official advice

Pregnant women still drinking despite official advice

Sept. 10, 2018, 6:02 a.m.
One in three women in Switzerland still drink while pregnant or breast feeding, despite official government advice th...
New alcohol consumption recommendations released. They're down!

New alcohol consumption recommendations released. They're down!

July 12, 2018, 7:21 a.m.
New government guidelines have been published on how much alcohol we should be drinking.
New generation of fussy drinkers

New generation of fussy drinkers

Dec. 1, 2017, 5:39 a.m.
We’re all drinking less, but when we do, we’re fussier.
Students worry about beer ban at graduate party in Winterthur

Students worry about beer ban at graduate party in Winterthur

Nov. 29, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
Students at the Zurich School of Engineering are aghast at the plans to ban beer sales during their annual graduation...
Alcohol sales ban on autoroutes to be lifted

Alcohol sales ban on autoroutes to be lifted

Sept. 14, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Parliament has voted to end the 50 year ban on selling alcohol at autoroute service stations.
Alcohol sales drop in Switzerland - especially white wine

Alcohol sales drop in Switzerland - especially white wine

Aug. 25, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
The Swiss are drinking less alcohol. Last year, alcohol consumption fell to its lowest since the Second World War. ...
Alcohol sales to minors still a major problem

Alcohol sales to minors still a major problem

July 7, 2017, 6:24 a.m.
One in three businesses are illegally selling alcohol to young people, according to a survey by the Federal Alcohol B...
Drink advertising attracts younger drinkers - report

Drink advertising attracts younger drinkers - report

Oct. 6, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Young people, especially those who drink a lot of alcohol, are particularly influenced by alcohol advertising, accord...
Swiss study confirms that "beer goggles" exists

Swiss study confirms that "beer goggles" exists

Sept. 20, 2016, 10:19 a.m.
Scientists at University Hospital Basel have found that drinking alcohol - unsurprisingly - removes inhibitions about...
Switzerland one of the worst countries in Europe for drink driving

Switzerland one of the worst countries in Europe for drink driving

Aug. 10, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Switzerland has been named as one of the worst countries in Europe for drink driving. A survey by the Swiss Council ...
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