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Weekly News Update - 'Ban cheap alcohol' plea North health experts

Posted 09/08/13

Regoinal News:

'Ban cheap alcohol' plea from North health experts
North East health experts have written an open letter to The Journal regarding the Government's decision not to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol -read more

Campaigners criticise "irresponsible" cinemas over family film drinks sales
North-East cinemas have also been found to be selling alcohol for less than the price of popcorn - read more  

20 North-East consultants call on Government to bring in minimum alcohol pricing to 'save lives'
Twenty top North-East liver specialists have united to sign an open letter criticising the Government's u-turn over minimum alcohol pricing - read more

National News:

Alcohol Awareness Week 2013 runs 18-24 November; Alcohol Concern conferences 
Alcohol Concern are promoting Alcohol Awareness Week encouraging local areas to promote conversations and awarenss of alcohol and its impact.  - read more

England's Dial-A-Drink Service Likely to Fuel Increased Alcoholism 
A new 24-hour "dial-a-drink" service has just been approved by a council in England - read more 

£193,000 alcohol use project to focus on north Pembrokeshire 
A grant has been awarded to a pioneering project in north Pembrokeshire which aims to look at alcohol use among the community - read more

Young People and Alcohol: A Question Time Debate
To register your attendance at this free event, please complete the online form via this link: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=4840

Over-65 drinkers in health alert: Doctors call for alcohol safety levels to be halved for pensioners
Pensioners were warned last night to drink less alcohol or risk severely damaging their health - read more

Northern Ireland doctors in minimum drink price call
Doctors in Northern Ireland are calling for alcohol to be sold at a minimum price of no less than 50p per unit so that it is never "cheaper than water" - read more

International News:
Making the Case:
Tools for Supporting Local Alcohol Policy in Ontario -read more 

No-alcohol zone ruled out at Chirk troublespot
A notorious spot for underage and public drinking in Chirk will not be subject to an enforcement rule - read more

The impact of cutting alcohol duties on drinking patterns in Hong Kong
The changes in alcohol consumption patterns are examined - read more