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24/08/2010

Sunderland gets behind its frontline

Almost 2,000 north easterners have backed the region’s frontline staff by telling Government they’ve had enough of the problems caused by alcohol misuse.

19/08/2010

North East pubs have a problem with alcohol

A professional body representing hundreds of pubs in the North East has backed a campaign calling on Government to put an end to cheap supermarket alcohol.

18/08/2010

Frontline staff in the North East admit their problem with drink...

Frontline staff across the North East have joined forces to let the region know they have had enough of the problems caused by alcohol misuse.

12/08/2010

David Cameron’s announcement on Manchester and cheap alcohol

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “We welcome David Cameron’s support for ending deep discounting on alcohol and pre-loading caused by cheap alcohol sold by supermarkets.

12/08/2010

Middlesbrough proposals for controlled drinking zones

Dave Hogg, crime and disorder programmes manager at Balance, said: “Alcohol misuse is having a devastating effect on many of our communities and families and the lives of professional...

28/07/2010

Balance response to the Home Office consultation

Dave Hogg, crime and disorder programmes manager at Balance, the North East alcohol office, said: “We welcome the Government's decision to consult the country on the way alcohol is...

27/07/2010

New NHS publication on young people and alcohol

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, said: “It is extremely encouraging that the number of young people choosing not to drink has once again increased....

22/07/2010

Balance response to time called on 24-hour drinking

Dave Hogg, crime and disorder programme manager of Balance, said: “We welcome the news today by the Home Office that they are proposing to increase the powers for local councils.

29/06/2010

Balance response to Drinkaware report

Colin Shevills, director of Balance, explained: “While we recognise that some 16 and 17-year-olds will drink, the medical advice is that an alcohol free childhood is best for your child’s...

17/06/2010

Sporting legend asks staff at County Hall to think about drink...

Local hero Bob Moncur was in Morpeth today (Thursday, June 17) to encourage staff from Northumberland County Council to think about how much they drink during the World Cup.