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Balance Update: Senior doctors want ban on cheap alcohol

Posted 16/01/15

Regional:

Councillor backs booze price rule
A Councillor is calling for a minimum unit price on alcohol to protect the emergency services.  Click here to read more...

National:

Labour will ban children's favourite fatty foods and make alcohol more expensive
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham will outline a series of proposals in a speech later today, setting out Labour's policy on public health. A Labour government will set maximum limits on the amount of fat, salt and sugar that will be allowed in foods marketed to children.  Click here to read more...

Retailers agree common principles for alcohol sales as Labour threatens crackdownClick here to read more...

How to find the best low-alcohol wines
Baffled by units or glass sizes? Here are the best low-alcohol wines to enjoy in the spirit of moderation.  Click here to read more...

Senior doctors want ban on cheap alcohol
Leading doctors have called for a ban on cheap alcohol in an effort to reduce demand on hospital accident and emergency wards. Click here to read more...

Special Brew to be 'watered down'
The beer first brewed by the Danes in 1950 in honour of Winston Churchill is facing radical changes as part of an an industry crackdown on crime and anti-social behaviour.  Click here to read more...

Nearly a third of population are binge drinkers, warns teetotal MLA Wells
Almost a third of the population in Northern Ireland are binge drinkers, Health Minister Jim Wells has revealed.  Click here to read more...

Labour pledges to protect children from 'harm caused by alcohol, sugar and smoke'
A Labour government would protect children from “commercial pressures” to drink too much alcohol, eat too much sugar and to smoke, the party will pledge today.  Click here to read more...