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15/11/2017

Balance calls on Government to follow Scotland on MUP

Balance today called on the Westminster Government to follow Scotland and end the supply of cheap alcohol which is harming health, fuelling disorder, and damaging the pub trade.

02/11/2017

New figures reveal the extent of childhood drinking

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is calling for more to be done to protect young people from the harms of alcohol as new figures released today (Thursday 2 November) reveal an...

23/10/2017

Welsh Government plans to introduce minimum unit pricing

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, has welcomed news of the Welsh Government’s move to introduce a bill for a minimum unit price in Wales.

07/10/2017

Balance Update: Breathalyser blowing strong after 50 years

Balance weekly policy update

08/09/2017

Adoptive mum speaks out about risks of drinking in pregnancy

An adoptive County Durham mum who devotes her life to “three little whirlwinds” is this week urging mums-to-be across the country to recognise the issues faced by children whose development...

04/09/2017

North East drinkers raising their risks of an alcohol related...

North East drinkers are more likely to be drinking above recommended limits, putting themselves at greater risk of a range of different cancers including mouth, throat, oesophageal...