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Balance policy update: 10million admitted to hospital

Posted 17/10/14

Regional:

Drink deaths: Alcohol claims 151 lives in Sunderland
Council officials have said alcohol manufacturers and retailers should pay for the damage drink causes after latest figures revealed 151 drinkers died in the city in 12 months.  Click here to read more...

Brazil World Cup was 'bad influence' on young drinkers, say North East campaigners
A North East drinks awareness campaign has called for alcohol advertising at football matches to be kicked into touch.   Click here to read more...

National:

BBPA warns of impending threat from UK health lobby
Anti-alcohol groups are "gathering forces" to urge further crackdowns on the UK industry, despite a lack of evidence, the chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association has warned. Click here to read more...

10 million Britons admitted hospital over alcohol related issues
BRITAIN’S boozing crisis has been exposed by new figures which show almost 10 million NHS admissions in England over a year were related to alcohol.  Click here to read more...

Finland backs Scottish minimum alcohol pricing
The Finnish government is set to give its support to the Scottish government in a controversial court case over minimum pricing levels for alcohol. Click here to read more...

Young people in Wales drink more alcohol each week than any other part of the UK, new report reveals
Professor Mark Bellis, of Public Health Wales, says the impact of alcohol is creating an 'enormous pressure' on our health system.  Click here to read more...
 

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