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Balance Update: Babies born on NHS to be tested for ALCOHOL

Posted 29/04/16

Regional:

Booze-ban for West End shop caught with legal highs, untaxed alcohol and foreign cigarettes
Trading Standards and Police found legal highs, black market booze and foreign cigarettes stockpiled at Best on the West. Click here to read more...

Northumberland drivers could face ban if they drink one pint before crossing the border 
Two drivers were fined and banned after they were caught over the drink driving limit in Scotland, despite them having consumed just one pint.  Click here to read more...

North East parents buying booze for underage kids adds fuel to health problems
Survey of parents shows that mums are more likely to buy booze for the kids than dads.  Click here to read more...

National:

One in three parents would buy alcohol for their underage teens - mums and dads in Wales more likely to cave to pressure
A recent survey of over 1,000 British parents showed that one in three would buy alcohol for their underage teenage offspring.  Click here to read more...

The best approach to teen alcohol consumption
Are parents who supply their children with alcohol doing the right thing?  Click here to read more...

How round-the-clock drinking did increase binge culture after all
The relaxation of licensing hours intended to cut binge drinking in Britain by ushering in a more “continental” approach actually lead to an increase in heavy alcohol consumption, the first study of its kind has shown. Click here to read more...

Babies born on NHS to be tested for ALCOHOL amid fears pregnant mums are drinking
Samples from hundreds of newborns in Glasgow will be tested after an initial pilot study revealed that nearly half of mums consumed some alcohol while pregnant .  Click here to read more...


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