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Balance Update: House of Lords criticises EU alcohol strategy

Posted 13/03/15

Regional:

Darlington's underage drinkers at risk of exploitation, say police
Police are investigating reports of adults infiltrating groups of underage drinkers in Darlington.  Click here to read more... 

National:

Limit bar licenses to cut alcohol related violence, says Britain's most senior police officer
Alcohol related violence could be cut by limiting the number of licenses issued to bars and pubs, according to Britain’s most senior police officer.  Click here to read more...

House of Lords criticises EU alcohol strategy
The EU’s Alcohol Strategy ran from 2006 to 2012 and has been reviewed by the House of Lords – the UK’s second chamber of Parliament.   Click here to read more...

Alarm as controversial DrinkAware campaign plans to target schools
ANTI-alcohol campaigners have voiced serious concerns about revelations that the controversial DrinkAware campaign is planning on targeting schools, with a programme aimed at children.   Click here to read more...

Britain turns its back on strong beer
Beer drinkers are turning their back on strong lager with 2 billion fewer units of alcohol consumed in the last two years, official figures show.   Click here to read more...

Doctors urge tougher laws on junk food and alcohol advertising
The British Medical Association (BMA) in Scotland has aligned with health bodies and the Scottish Government to urge Westminster to introduce tougher licensing for junk food and alcohol advertising.  Click here to read more...

The Older You Get, The More Often You Drink Alcohol, Study Finds
The frequency of alcohol consumption increases as you age, according to new research.  Click here to read more...

Binge-drinking could be stopped by a brain protein, study finds
A naturally-occurring protein in the brain could spell the end of binge-drinking, according to a new study.  Click here to read more...

Alcohol consumption falls by 18% in a decade
The latest figures show alcohol consumption fell again in 2014 – for the eighth year in the past 10 – while beer increased its share of the market.  Click here to read more...


Reports

SHAAP Media Monitoring

Drink Wise Parliamentary Briefing

Events:

Drinking for two? Alcohol and pregnancy
21 September 2015, Radisson Blu Hotel, central Cardiff, Hosted by Alcohol Concern Cymru

Few topics in the fields of alcohol policy and practice give rise to more debate than drinking during pregnancy. How much is it safe to drink? What exactly are the risks to foetus? What’s the best way to discuss drinking with parents who may already feel overburdened with advice?  Click here to read more...