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News, policy and research update - All pubs can stay open late for Jubilee

Posted 02/03/12

National news:

Cheers Ma'am – All pubs can stay open late for Jubilee
Every pub will be allowed to stay open until 1am for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee weekend celebrations. Click here for more...

Cider pips lager in popularity stakes among young drinkers 
Cider's growing popularity among younger drinkers has pushed up sales of the drink, putting it on par with lager for the first time, according to a new study. Click here for more...

Comment: The Blair government created an alcohol monster
It is probably right to 'call time' on 'Binge Britain' and time to take up policies like Scotland's, which are based on a more nuanced understanding of the problems and benefits of drink. Click here for more...

Brown's beer: The booze "burden" is hugely inaccurate. The government is wrong
You know those headlines about the soaring rate of alcohol admissions and the huge burden that binge drinking places on the NHS? - A rather negative viewpoint on alcohol related hospital admissions from someone who clearly doesn't understand how the alcohol attributable fractions work! Click here for more...

 
News from around the UK:

Blackpool minimum pricing scheme is 'responsible'
A Blackpool licensee has defended the town’s minimum-pricing scheme as a “responsible way of selling alcohol” amid further warnings that it is illegal. Click here for more...

Fury over bid for Sunday morning pubs

Attempts to allow pubs across Glasgow to open on Sunday mornings have sparked a row. Click here for more...


Latest research:

Alcohol use around the globe: new data trends
This post looks at new epidemiological surveillance and industry data on alcohol sales and consumption from around the world. Click here for more...