It’s a Saturday afternoon and the Birmingham Hippodrome is a hive of activity. The theatre is celebrating its 120th birthday and locals are dropping i(...)

David Williamson.

David Williamson started drinking alcohol when he was 13 or 14. “I used to feel left out and that I never fitted in but a couple of beers made me fee(...)

Timber barrels at a whisky distillery. “The EU countries are very mature and experienced whisky markets and we have huge interests in those markets,” says Liam Hughes of the Glasglow Distillery. “Anything that puts a potential barrier against those markets is something to be wary of.” File photograph: Getty Images

Liam Hughes is not afraid to take risks. Last year, the Armagh man opened the first single malt whisky distillery in Glasgow for more than a century, (...)