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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...

01/03/2013

Balance responds to University of Stirling report: Health First...

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, said: “Over 70 health organisations and experts across the UK support the Government’s plan for a minimum price per...

22/02/2013

Weekly news update: NICE alcohol commissioning guidance

Round up of this week's news and policy updates.

20/02/2013

Freerunners take to the streets urging shoppers to choose less...

Our teams took to the streets in Newcastle today to encourage people to think about alcohol - led by a team of Freerunners in brightly coloured Morph Suits.

19/02/2013

Sunderland urged to choose less booze

Sunderland shoppers, city centre workers and other passers-by will be encouraged to think about alcohol and their health by a team of Freerunners in brightly coloured Morph Suits today...

18/02/2013

Is drink sneaking up on you?

Only 16% of North Easterners are keeping check on how much alcohol they drink and fewer than half know what the maximum units are, according to new research from Balance, the North...

15/02/2013

Weekly news update: NICE clinical guideline

Round up of this week's news and policy updates.