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02/08/2011

Balance comments on Panorama 'dying for a drink'

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, said: "Last night's Panorama really brought home the devastating impact of drinking too much"

28/07/2011

New NHS publication on young people and alcohol

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: It is extremely encouraging that the number of young people in England choosing not to drink alcohol has once again increased.

20/07/2011

Don't wait till it's too late- talk to children about dangers...

Colin Shevills, Director at Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, said: Underage drinking carries serious repercussions so it is vital that parents talk to children about alcohol...

15/07/2011

Alcohol pushed as essential to summer fun in Darlington

Summer is here – and the region’s supermarkets are trying their hardest to persuade North Easterners that they need a drink to enjoy it.

15/07/2011

Alcohol pushed as essential to summer fun in Middlesbrough

Summer is here - and the region's supermarkets are trying their hardest to persuade North Easterners that they need a drink to enjoy it.

15/07/2011

Alcohol pushed as essential to summer fun in Newcastle

Summer is here – and the region’s supermarkets are trying their hardest to persuade North Easterners that they need a drink to enjoy it.

15/07/2011

Alcohol pushed as essential to summer fun in Sunderland

Summer is here – and the region’s supermarkets are trying their hardest to persuade North Easterners that they need a drink to enjoy it.

04/07/2011

Health feature on holiday drinking

Whether jetting off abroad or staying closer to home – many of us will be enjoying a few drinks as part of a well-earned summer holiday.

29/06/2011

Tackling alcohol-related violence in North East England

The NHS is playing an increasingly important role in tackling alcohol-related violence in the North East of England, according to research commissioned by Balance.

29/06/2011

Balance response to Sunderland Echo Liquid enquiry

Colin Shevills, director of Balance, said: “This is a perfect example of the alcohol industry’s irresponsible use of low price and promotion to encourage young people to misuse alcohol...