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21/04/2011

Living for the weekend – good for the soul but bad for our health?...

The recent national celebrations and extended weekends have been an eagerly anticipated break for many of us.

08/04/2011

British Medical Journal study is a wake up call

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “We welcome today’s report by the British Medical Journal as it highlights the health risks associated with drinking too much, too often.

25/03/2011

Government needs to go further, faster

The alcohol pledges announced earlier this month make it easy to understand why health organisations found it impossible to support the Government’s Responsibility Deal.

24/03/2011

Missed opportunity to reduce alcohol damage to the North East...

Government missed the perfect opportunity to help reduce alcohol consumption across the region in the 2011 budget, says Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

23/03/2011

Balance response to the alcohol duty increase in today’s Budget...

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “Although we welcome any measure that increases the price of alcohol, the chancellor’s announcement that alcohol tax will rise by just 2%...

21/03/2011

Government urged to deliver meaningful alcohol budget

A sneak preview of a report set to be published in the next few weeks reveals that alcohol is being sold for pocket money prices across the North East.

15/03/2011

Balance responds to the Government’s Responsibility Deal

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “The alcohol pledges announced make it easy to understand why health organisations found it impossible to support the Responsibility Deal....

14/03/2011

Balance asks ‘Is it responsible?’

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “Today’s announcement that six health organisations have rejected the Government’s Responsibility Deal, is greatly concerning, if not unexpected....

18/02/2011

SHA Annual Report copy

Now in its third year, Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, continues to make progress in reducing alcohol consumption across the North East.

17/02/2011

The risks of regular drinking to be x-plained in Darlington

Shoppers in Darlington will be given x-ray vision to see the hidden damage drinking alcohol daily or almost daily could be doing to their internal organs.