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14/11/2011

Stop recruiting North East children as the next generation of...

Alcohol advertising is risking the lives and futures of children across the North East by encouraging them to drink early and more, according to a campaign launched today (Monday, Nov...

14/11/2011

Successful conference says Enough is Enough

A conference to welcome this year\'s Alcohol Awareness Week and to highlight the second hand harms of alcohol across the North East has been hailed a success.

09/11/2011

Enough is Enough conference

Our latest conference, Enough is Enough: Calling Time on Second Hand Harm, is taking place on Friday 11th November.

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.