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15/07/2019

Warning to parents about summer drinking

Parents across the North East are being warned this summer about the risks of giving children alcohol supplies which can harm their health, fuel noisy street sessions and lead to accidents,...

10/07/2019

£1bn alcohol tax cuts would fund the salaries of 40,000 nurses...

What would you choose – annual tax cuts of £1 billion to support the alcohol industry or paying the salaries of 40,000 nurses , 28,500 police or 25,000 teachers ?

19/06/2019

Calls for MUP in England as Scottish alcohol sales fall to 25...

Balance has called on the Government to introduce Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) for alcohol in England as new figures out today show the volume of alcohol sold per adult in Scotland has...

17/06/2019

Alcohol advertising deal with Lionesses sends boozy messages...

Balance has questioned the ethics of the Football Association accepting alcohol sponsorship for the England Women’s team*, putting alcohol messages in front of a whole new audience...

16/05/2019

Parents urged to talk to children about alcohol and mental health...

During Mental Health Awareness Week, Balance is encouraging parents to talk to their children about the risks of alcohol and how it can affect their mental health.

25/03/2019

Alcohol, are we kidding ourselves?

Are we kidding ourselves when it comes to alcohol? That is the question being raised as a new report released today highlights the North East’s drinking habits.

04/02/2019

Any level of regular drinking raises risk of breast cancer

Fewer than 4/10 (38%) of North East women are aware of the link between alcohol and breast cancer - despite evidence that any level of regular drinking raises the risks.

13/12/2018

Challenge to ditch the booze for Dry January

One in 10 drinkers in the North East and around 4.2 million people in the UK are planning to ditch alcohol for Dry January 2019, according to a YouGov poll released today.

19/11/2018

New campaign advises parents about an alcohol free childhood

North East parents are being warned about the risks to their children from alcohol as a new campaign encourages them to delay the moment when their child first starts to drink.

26/10/2018

Call to cut the harm of alcohol and tobacco in Autumn Budget

North East health campaigners are calling on the Government to tackle the crippling toll of alcohol and tobacco and plug much-needed public finances in next week’s Autumn Budget.