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Balance Update: N.E.has second highest rate of alcohol-related deaths

Posted 20/02/15

Regional:

Liver Disease: A Poverty-Based Health Crisis?
As a new MEP I have been trying to get to grips with all the different ways that the EU impacts on the lives of people in the North East. One area that has received little attention but is crucial for all our wellbeing is joint medical research.  Click here to read more...

North East has second highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in England
The North East has the second highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in England, new figures have revealedClick here to read more...

Durham City leaders plan to hit binge drinking after student deaths in River Wear
City leaders have backed plans for minimum alcohol pricing after the tragic deaths of three students in the River Wear.   Click here to read more...

National:

AlcoDigital calls for random drug and alcohol testing to reduce fatal injuries at the workplace
An alcohol and drug governmental organisation is urging employers to enforce random workplace drug and alcohol testing to reduce both fatal and non-fatal injury at work.   Click here to read more...

Binge-drinking among young adults in Britain is continuing to fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics showClick here to read more...

Young turn their back on drink as teetotalism flourishes
Teetotalism has become a major force in British life for the first time since the industrial heyday of the temperance movement after a dramatic rise in the number young people shunning alcohol.  Click here to read more...
 
Police ‘need powers to search under 18s’
POLICE want new laws to allow them to search under-18s for alcohol should the controversial tactic of “consensual” stop-searches be scrapped.   Click here to read more...

Boozy Scots ignore binge drink alerts
MORE than a third of Scots drinkers are continuing to shun health warnings and are regularly binging on alcohol, new figures have revealed.  Click here to read more... 

New range of alcopops that appeal to kids leaves parents fuming
AT FIRST glance they look like any energy drink, ginger beer or sparkling apple juice found at most supermarkets.   Click here to read more...

SFA to ask fans about ending alcohol ban at Scottish football
The Scottish Football Association (SFA) has said it will seek the views of fans on whether alcohol should be sold at stadiums during matches.   Click here to read more...

Parents face risk of arrest if they give alcohol to children under 18 at family picnics
THE Scottish Government are cracking down on underage drinking and want to change the current law, which they say encourages youngsters to get drunk in public.   Click here to read more...

Nicola Sturgeon 'far from convinced' ban on alcohol in football stadiums should be lifted
First Minister pours cold water on plans to consult fans over lifting of ban imposed 35 years ago.  Click here to read more...

Starbucks to serve ALCOHOL as coffee giant adds booze to evening menu
New 'Starbucks evenings' could see wine and beer available for sale from 4pm in cafes across the UK.  Click here to read more...