• Along with @BalanceNE, I fully support the @UK_AHA's campaign to stop alcohol getting any cheaper.
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  • It is estimated over 570 alcohol related crimes occur every day in our region #FridayFact @BalanceNE
    posted 1 days ago
  • Our NHS can’t afford for alcohol to get any cheaper @UK_AHA #Budget2015 https://t.co/pRL68lQkzA
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Worrying new figures highlight rise in alcohol-related breast cancer hospital admissions

Almost six women a day are admitted to hospital with alcohol-related breast cancer in the North East.
 
The worrying figures have been published as part of our Think Twice campaign. They reveal a 13% increase in the number of alcohol-related breast cancer hospital admissions in the region between 2008/09 and 2012/13 against a national increase of 9%.
 
Janet Forster, from Cochrane Park in Newcastle, who is recovering after being diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago, has backed the campaign, which encourages women across the region to think twice about their alcohol intake.
 
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