The full scale of the misery and loutish behaviour inflicted on the public by Labour’s 24-hour drinking laws can be revealed today. The number of town centres and neighbourhoods officially classed as being overrun by problem pubs and bars has rocketed by 150 per cent, Home Office figures show. Trouble in these areas ranges from fighting and litter to drug dealing, pick pocketing and street robbery. Many of them are now found in small and previously quiet towns which used to have very few crimes of this nature. Read more >>
The toll is the very bad effect that something has on something or someone over a long period of time. • Years of smoking have taken their toll on his health.