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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...

01/09/2017

Pubs call for action on cheap alcohol

British publicans see cheap supermarket alcohol as the single greatest threat to their industry, and support government action to raise prices, according to a new Institute of Alcohol...

24/08/2017

Alcohol producers failing to communicate drinking guidelines...

Alcohol brands are failing to inform the public of the drinking guidelines and health harms linked with alcohol, according to research published today in the North East.