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02/04/2013

Weekly News Update: Talk to children about alcohol

Summary of weekly news.

02/04/2013

Letter to Prime Minister around minimum unit price

A network of organisations from around the country who are concerned about alcohol related harm have written a joint letter to the Prime Minister calling on him to keep his promise...

20/03/2013

Balance responds to the budget

“We welcome the Government’s commitment in today’s budget to look at plans to tackle cheap, harmful alcohol. However, the measures announced will not impact on the harm that we’re seeing...

19/03/2013

Worrying rise in young people with alcohol-related liver disease...

New figures reveal the number of hospital admissions for people under 30 with alcohol-related liver disease has increased by 400% in the North East – the England increase was 117%.

13/03/2013

Health bodies say Government must stand firm on MUP

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, today urges the Government to stand firm on its commitment to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP).

08/03/2013

North East school children represent the region at House of Commons...

School children from the region have visited Number 10 and the House of Commons this week, representing thousands of North Easterners who are calling for tougher regulations around...