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05/09/2014

Council leaders call for urgent action on alcohol

The leaders of all 12 councils in the North East have issued an open letter to the Government calling for national measures to reduce the damage being caused in communities by the widespread...

05/09/2014

Time to protect our children from cheap alcohol

As leaders of the 12 councils in the North East of England with a responsibility for the public health of our communities we are increasingly concerned about the damage being caused...

05/09/2014

Gateshead supports day of action to tackle alcohol misuse

Councillor Peter Mole will be joining community and public health specialists to visit Changing Lives’ Gateshead-based abstinence treatment service today (Friday 5th September), to...

29/08/2014

Weekly News Update: Alcohol price bid taken to Brussels

Balance weekly news summary

15/08/2014

Weekly News Update: Research fuels calls for minimum prices

Balance weekly news summary

30/07/2014

Balance welcomes ban for 'irresponsible' alcohol promotion

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruled today (Wednesday 30th July) that a leaflet promoting a South Shield’s pub was irresponsible and in breach of advertising code.