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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.

25/05/2010

Keep track of how much you drink 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?...

21/05/2010

A step in the right direction

Balance, the North East alcohol office, welcomes the news that retail giant Tesco is backing the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol following feedback from its customers.

24/03/2010

Balance response to Budget announcement

The Government has today announced that duty on wine, beer and spirits will increase by 2% from midnight on Sunday with a further 2% rise above inflation planned for two further years...

22/03/2010

North East calls on Britain’s next Government to act on alcohol...

Britain’s next Government has been challenged to turn the tide of alcohol misuse in the North East.