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Balance Update:Ruling expected on Scottish minimum alcohol price

Posted 21/10/16

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Most countries get more calories from alcohol than soft drinks
People in the UK and many other countries get more of their calories from alcohol than from sugary drinks like cola and lemonade, according to new data which suggests that tackling Britain’s drink problem may be more important for health than cracking down on sugar consumption.  Click here to read more...

 Phil Collins and the rise of mid-lifers drinking their way to oblivion
Increasingly the over 65s are becoming society’s great problem drinkers. Retired, wealthy and bored after their children have long left home, many over fifties can relate to the same curse that afflicted Phil Collins.   Click here to read more...

Somerset teenagers among the heaviest young drinkers in England
Nationally the trend for young people drinking is in decline, and while Somerset youngsters are part of this drop, a hard core are consuming large and dangerous amounts of alcohol. Click here to read more...

Ruling expected on Scottish minimum alcohol price
A judgement is expected to be made later on whether the minimum price of alcohol can be raised in Scotland.  Click here to read more...