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05/02/2018

Done Dry January? Take more days off in February

Drinkers in the North East are being encouraged to take more days off the booze as a worrying survey found 6/10 people who responded admitting to feeling tempted to pour a drink most...

22/01/2018

Delaying introduction of MUP in England will cost NE lives

At least 75 North East lives will be lost if the Westminster Government delays the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) in England for five years.

08/01/2018

Awareness of drinking guidelines are shockingly low two years...

New figures released today show that less than 1 in 5 people in the North East (16%) are aware of weekly alcohol guidelines, exactly 2 years on since they were launched.

15/12/2017

Challenge to start New Year by ditching the booze for 31 days...

Balance is urging friends, families and work colleagues to come together and take on the 2018 Dry January challenge, as a recent YouGov poll found almost one in 10 people in the North...

06/12/2017

Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol? That is one of the issues being examined at a major conference in the North exploring the impact of alcohol in childhood....

22/11/2017

Balance responds to the Autumn Budget 2017

Responding to the announcements made on alcohol in the budget today, Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “This budget is a missed opportunity for the government to tackle cheap...

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.