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North East landlords blame cheap supermarket booze for closures...

Cheap supermarket booze rather than alcohol taxes is the main reason why pubs are closing, according to a major new survey of North East landlords - while few have seen any benefit...


Balance calls for an end to industry self-policing

Balance is calling for an end to the alcohol industry “self-policing” the complaints process about its own marketing – including complaints of appealing to children or promoting heavy...


Balance backs North East youth teams ahead of World Cup

Balance is urging for time to be called on alcohol sports sponsorship as millions of children will be exposed to alcohol adverts during the World Cup.


Alcohol Units Challenge highlights confusion over units

How many of us really know how many alcohol units we drink each week? If you’re not sure then you’re in good company!


Drinkers in the North East at risk of hypertension

On World Hypertension Day drinkers in the North East are being warned about the risks of developing hypertension, which is linked to stroke, heart disease and vascular dementia.


Nearly half a million North East drinkers may be exceeding limits...

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks – with the majority under-estimating their intake and most...


UK Government urged to adopt minimum pricing plan for alcohol...

Health, homelessness and children’s leaders have today urged the government to implement minimum unit pricing (MUP) for alcohol in England..


Cheap supermarket booze is 188% more affordable than 30 years...

New figures highlighting cheap supermarket beer is 188% more affordable than 30 years ago have been described as “extremely worrying” by Balance, fuelling ill health and putting pubs...


Major new report reveals what we think about drink

Eight in 10 North Easterners think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is unhealthy, a major new report has revealed.


Done Dry January? Take more days off in February

Drinkers in the North East are being encouraged to take more days off the booze as a worrying survey found 6/10 people who responded admitting to feeling tempted to pour a drink most...