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Balance Update: Council backs minimum booze price campaign

Posted 30/01/15

Regional:

Liver expert tells Durham forum alcohol industry is putting profit before health
Alcohol forum in Durham hears how fears over losing customers is preventing introduction of minimum pricing.  Click here to read more...

Council backs minimum booze price campaign
THE North-East’s biggest council has called for the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol..  Click here to read more...

Councillor "extremely disappointed" after petrol station is granted alcohol sales licence
A COUNCILLOR has said she is "extremely disappointed" that a petrol station has been granted a licence to sell alcohol despite the opposition of nearby. Click here to read more...

National:

Disgrace’ not to ban sports’drink sponsors
Medical and community leaders who were members of an official alcohol strategy group have slammed Government moves to drop plans to ban alcohol sponsorship of sporting events.  Click here to read more...

Charity calls for universal liver health screening in UK
The UK needs to introduce universal liver health screening in primary care in order to address the '”ticking time bomb” of liver disease, according to a health charity.  Click here to read more...

Charity outraged by Beckham’s Haig ad ruling
Alcohol awareness charity Alcohol Concern has called for “tighter restrictions on advertising regulations” after its complaint against David Beckham’s Haig Club whisky advert was thrown out.  Click here to read more...

Let’s face it, we need to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol — and legalise other drugs
In the last few years alcohol has become the leading cause of death in men under 50 years of age, and it will soon achieve a similar deadly status in women. Alcohol-induced liver deaths have quadrupled in the past 40 years whereas deaths from heart and lung disease have halved. Click here to read more...

Reports:

Alcohol Focus Scotland

Drink Wise Parliamentary Briefing

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems) weekly media monitoring service