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Weekly news update - 25-44s labelled Britain's 'hidden binge drinkers'

Posted 08/06/12

News from around the UK:

Booze cruise is back: Weak euro leads to rush across the Channel to stock up on cheap alcohol
A three-year high for the pound against the euro has seen British bargain hunters return in droves to the booze cruise. Click here for more...

Alcohol law could see price of Australian wines rise by 40pc
Popular New World wines that have a high alcohol content could be among the biggest victims of minimum alcohol pricing plans in the UK, according to new figures.  Click here for more...

Adults aged between 25-44 labelled Britain's 'hidden binge drinkers'
Adults ages between 25 to 44 have been labelled “Britain’s hidden binge drinkers” as new statistics show that they drink more heavily and more regularly than young adults.  Click here for more...

 
North East news:

Increase in number of underage drinkers
The number of teenagers caught drinking illegally on the streets has soared in the past year after efforts by police and alcohol workers to tackle the problem.  Click here for more...

Region tops national league for booze-related hospital admissions
Eighty thousand people were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related reasons in the North-East last year, an annual increase of more than 7,000.  Click here for more...

International news:

The drink giants aiming to smash Africa's 'moonshine' tradition
For 550 farmers living in some of the most desolate areas of northern Mozambique, the sight of a dusty, brown container truck rattling its way along the pockmarked roads is as good as spotting a money train on the horizon.  Click here for more...