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01/11/2011

If itís good enough for Scotland, itís good enough for us

The British Government should follow Scotlandís lead and commit to introduce an alcohol minimum pricing bill.

18/10/2011

Pub group's action call on cheap shop alcohol

Stormont needs to move urgently to stop supermarkets selling cheap booze, the body which represents Ulsterís pubs has said.

18/10/2011

Alcohol price plans pressing ahead

The Stormont Executive is pressing ahead with plans which could see a minimum price of 40-50p per unit of alcohol introduced in Northern Ireland, in a bid to tackle binge-drinking.

12/10/2011

Balance responds to Carnage UK event

Colin Shevills comments on student night set to hit the North East.

05/09/2011

One on Every Corner report released

Alcohol Concern releases report on relationship between off-licence density and alcohol-related hospital admissions.

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 Ė and the regionís 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.