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New year, same old binge Britain: Revellers over-indulge as they ring in 2010

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  1. Sonara

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    New year, same old binge Britain: Revellers over-indulge as they ring in 2010
    Last updated at 12:24 PM on 01st January 2010
    It might have been the start of a brand-new decade but there was nothing fresh about the state of many revellers on the streets of Britain last night.
    In yet another depressing portrayal of binge Britain, drunken party-goers grappled with police and scantily-dressed girls fell face down on the pavement.

    [​IMG] A girl lies flat on her back in the snow in the middle of a Newcastle road after celebrating the start of 2010

    [​IMG] Dragged up by her shoulders, the girl appears totally helpless as a scantily-dressed friend looks on

    Perilous ice, freezing temperatures and more snow did little to deter the hordes of people hellbent on ringing in 2010 by drinking to excess.

    Across Britain hundreds were arrested as police and the paramedics battled to deal with the volume of calls as parties spilled over into violence and illness.
    In Newcastle, a girl in a mini-dress and towering high heels fell flat on her face on the snow. Helpless, she had to be dragged to her feet by a friend.
    Face-off: A bare-chested man in Newcastle gestures to a man in a Santa hat
    Elsewhere in the city, men ignored the cold and stripped off their shirts to fight as the festive spirit gave way to aggression.
    Northumbria Police went out to 1,295 incidents across the area and took 2,000 calls during the night.
    From Cardiff to Birmingham and beyond, there were further scenes of debauchery with vomit on the streets and clashes with police.

    [​IMG] Step this way, sir: Drunken revellers spill onto the streets of Bristol following a night of partying

    [​IMG] Subdued: Police in London restrain a member of the public during the New Year's Eve celebrations
    In London, many revellers were simply caught up by the New Year celebrations and enjoyed watching the fireworks and dressing up.
    But by 3.30am, Scotland Yard had arrested 78 people for offences ranging from drunken disorderly and drug possession to criminal damage and having an offensive weapon.
    More than 3,000 police officers were on duty in the heart of the capital as part of a huge operation to deal with the crowds.
    Forecasters have warned that the bitterly cold weather experienced last night will continue to grip the country into the first weekend of the year with temperatures plummeting as low as minus 15C.
    Two people also had to be rescued from the Thames by the Metropolitan Police's Marine Support Unit and the RNLI in separate incidents on New Year's Eve.
    They were both taken to hospital and are not said to be in a life-threatening condition today.


    Excess: A drunken girl in Norwich slumps as police look on (L) and revellers in Cambridge ride in a trolley (R)

    [​IMG] Blanket on, shoes on: A reveller in Birmingham sleeps it off in the hospital

    [​IMG] Too much: A paramedic helps a young woman in Cardiff who has fallen ill
    The annual New Year drunkenness came as a new report revealed the stark impact of Labour's 24-hour drinking laws.
    Official figures show the cost of treating drunks has almost doubled in just six years, costing the cash-strapped NHS £2.7billion in 2006/7 compared with £1.47billion in 2001/2.
    Experts blame the shocking increase on round-the-clock drinking, which began in 2005, and the availability of cheap alcohol in supermarkets and pubs.

    [​IMG] Let's party: In London, some were more focused on fancy dress as 200,000 people took to the streets
    High spirits: It was largely good clean fun as the crowds celebrated Hogmanay in Edinburgh


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    [​IMG] Boozy ... girl lies face down in snow in Newcastle

    Noth News

    A PRETTY girl lies face down in the SNOW as hardy revellers braved freezing temperatures to welcome in the New Year.

    The drunken brunette had to be helped to her feet by pals in Newcastle as Brits across the country celebrated the end of the Noughties.

    Men in Newcastle ignored the cold snap - stripping off their shirts to fight.
    Northumbria Police said they were called to 1,295 incidents across the area and took 2,000 calls during the night.
    In London, more than 200,000 people gathered on the banks of the River Thames to hear Big Ben strike midnight, while thousands joined Hogmanay celebrations in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
    Fireworks erupted over the London Eye for seven-and-a-half minutes and up to 80,000 people ushered in the New Year at the huge outdoor celebration in Edinburgh, where temperatures fell to a biting -6C by midnight.
    [​IMG]Flash ... revellers in NewcastleNorth News

    London Mayor Boris Johnson said the dazzling display showed the world that "the most exciting city on Earth" was looking forward to the future with "optimism and energy".
    Cheers erupted as the chimes sounded midnight and fireworks lit up the mainly clear night sky, while Hogmanay revellers embraced and held hands for a mass rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
    Clubbers also saw the New Year in at the O2 Arena where the Ministry of Sound Live event included performances by Calvin Harris, among others.

    More than 3,000 police officers were on duty in central London as part of a huge operation to deal with the crowds.
    Officers in London made a total of 78 arrests by 3.30am, a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
    A total of 18 people were arrested for being drunk and disorderly, 16 for assault, 14 for public order offences, 11 for possession of drugs, four for immigration offences, four for handling stolen goods and three for sexual offences.
    Two were held for criminal damage, two after being wanted on warrant, two for possession of an offensive weapon, one for illegal trading and one for non-payment of a fine.
    They were all taken to London police stations, the spokesman said.
    Two people were rescued from the Thames in separate incidents by officers from the Met's Marine Support Unit and the RNLI.

    Heavy night ... leggy girl struggles to get upNorth News

    They were both taken by ambulance to a London hospital where their conditions are said to be non-life threatening.
    Earlier, those attending the Concert in the Gardens in Edinburgh were entertained by Codeine Velvet Club and then pop act Noisettes.
    [​IMG]Fun ... partygoer wears guardsman's helmet in LondonJayne Russell

    The crowd went wild for 80s ska favourites Madness, dancing along to hits such as Baggy Trousers and One Step Beyond.
    In Glasgow, 10,000 revellers packed into George Square for the city's sell-out Hogmanay party, headlined by Deacon Blue before 2010 began with a fireworks display over the City Chambers.
    [​IMG]Drunken ... woman vomits after big night outJayne Russell

    But heavy snow forced organisers to cancel the New Year celebrations in Inverness.
    A large crowd had been expected for the city's Red Hot Highland Fling, a free event with entertainment from cult bagpipe group The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Celtic fusion band the Peatbog Fairies.
    [​IMG]Collapsed ... drunk lad in SouthamptonSolent

    The New Year got off to a chilly start after the coldest December for more than a decade claimed a number of lives.
    Seven people died in the last few days and forecasters warned the cold snap would continue to grip the country into the first weekend of 2010 with temperatures plummeting as low as minus 15C.
    [​IMG]Picked up ... man tries to lift girl in CardiffWales News Service

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