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Balance Update: Youths told to stay out of danger and trouble

Posted 24/07/15

Regional:

Youths told to stay out of danger and trouble this summer

Durham police stepped up patrols in the south of the county in a bid to steer youngsters away from alcohol-fuelled trouble and dangerous water, following two river deaths in the area. Click here to read more...

Four in ten North-East secondary school children have tried alcohol, report finds
New figures published in the Health and Social Care Information Centre’s report, Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England, show a decline in the number of youngsters drinking alcohol in the region. Click here to read more...

National:

Parents could be in trouble over booze ads ban proposals

PARENTS could be prosecuted under a Labour clampdown on booze adverts, legal experts have warned.  Click here to read more...


South Wales Police teams up with university on plan to crack down on drunkenness in town and city centres
Ms Howe, a former Cardiff Labour councillor, is leading efforts to minimise public drunkenness and alcohol-related violence that occurs largely on Friday and Saturday nights.   Click here to read more...

Social media use in alcohol advertising needs review
The Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship (IECAAS) has released a report which looks into the recommendations of a ministerial forum into the issue.  Click here to read more...

MPs inspect facilities intended to curb foetal alcohol syndrome
Members of Parliament from the Portfolio Committee on Social Development are on a week-long visit to the Northern Cape to inspect facilities aimed at tackling the province’s substance abuse problem‚ which is linked to a high incidence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.   Click here to read more...

Ryanair bans duty-free alcohol on UK to Ibiza flights
Duty-free alcohol has been banned on all Ryanair flights from the UK to Ibiza to improve "comfort and safety" of passengers and crew.   Click here to read more...

Alcohol consumption among under-18s at a record low in 2014, UK government statistics show
New government statistics show that the number of 11- to 15-year-olds drinking alcohol has fallen to a record low.  Click here to read more...

Middle class phenomenon of harmful drinking among over-50s
Harmful alcohol drinking among people aged 50 or over in England is a "middle class phenomenon", researchers have said.   Click here to read more...

Publication of alcohol Bill delayed until autumn
Publication of legislation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol and regulate advertising has been delayed until the autumn, creating doubts about its planned passage by the end of the year.   Click here to read more...

Events/Reports:

SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)