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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.

16/06/2010

Sporting legend asks staff at Cummins to think about drink

Local hero Bob Moncur was at Cummins today (Wednesday, June 16) to encourage staff to think about how much they drink during the World Cup.

15/06/2010

Sporting legend asks staff at KP to think about drink

Local hero Bernie Slaven was at KP Foods in Billingham today (Tuesday, June 15) to encourage staff to think about how much they drink during the World Cup.

11/06/2010

The cost of alcohol misuse to the NHS in Hartlepool

Colin Shevills, Director of Balance, said: “These figures, which may even be conservative according to our estimates, highlight the huge price we are all paying for alcohol misuse.

09/06/2010

Keep track of how much you drink in Durham this summer

A few lagers or glasses of wine may complement the summer barbeque – but did you know that we could be consuming twice as much alcohol when we drink at home as we do on a night out?...

09/06/2010

Alcohol warning to Hartlepool football fans

Football fans in Hartlepool are being warned that they face more than just a hangover if they fail to stick to their limits whilst consuming alcohol this World Cup.

07/06/2010

Big brand booze cheaper than water for the World Cup

Branded alcohol prices have been slashed by almost half across the North East in preparation for this summer’s World Cup.

01/06/2010

Balance backs call for minimum price

Recommendations by NICE that Government support the introduction of a minimum price per unit of alcohol, have been welcomed by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.