Drinking alcohol 'is cheapest way to feel warm'


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AS energy costs spiral, householders are relying on alcohol to get a warm feeling.

Gas and electricity price rises have led millions to explore beer, wine and spirit consumption as an economical alternative to conventional heating.

Father-of-two Stephen Malley said: “I can’t afford to heat the house, but this bottle of Scotch gives me a warm inner glow.

“Even my nose is lovely and rosy. The kids like it too, it helps them sleep in a way that just having the radiators on didn’t.”

Teacher Emma Bradford said: “My flat feels lovely and warm now I’ve had an awful lot of gin.

“The only downside of alcohol-based body heating seems to be that I am more argumentative and un-coordinated.”

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