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Weekly news update: Doctors call for end to alcohol TV advertising ...

Posted 15/06/12

News from around the UK:

Teenagers make up one quarter of all rape victims in Lincolnshire. 
The victims in almost a quarter of rape cases dealt with in Lincolnshire are teenagers. Specialist police officers say lack of inhibition brought about by booze is making young people vulnerable.  Click here for more...

24-hour drinking has failed in Liverpool, say Merseyside police.
Round the clock drinking in Liverpool has failed to materialise, police say.  Click here for more...

Euro 2012: Tournament football and domestic violence.
As England's Euro 2012 campaign kicks off, police forces across the country have issued warnings about domestic violence. Click here for more...

Figures reveal alcohol plays role in third of trauma incidents.
Alcohol played some role in 37% of around 5000 incidents over the past year, which also includes assaults and accidental injuries.  Click here for more...

Doctors call for end to alcohol TV advertising and sports sponsorship.
Doctors and medical charities have warned that Britain's "alcohol problem" is so entrenched that it needs drastic action which would include an end to the sponsorship of sporting events and TV advertising of alcohol to protect teenagers and children.  Click here for more...

Online alcohol retailers 'fuelling underage drinking in Britain'.
The internet is allowing an increasing number of underage drinkers in Britain to buy alcohol without adequate identification checks, a new report has warned.  Click here for more...

Report author calls for crackdown on alcohol sales online
The author of a report into young people buying alcohol online has called for a taskforce to be set up to better regulate how age checks are carried out, and says the government "ought to look into" the matter. Click here for more...

Health minister Anne Milton defends alcohol minimum pricing plans
The Government has defended claims that introducing an alcohol minimum price of 40p per unit is a "using a sledge hammer to crack a nut", saying that evidence shows that alcohol consumption is price sensitive.  Click here for more...

Plan to curb cheap alcohol dealt a blow by poll
A clear majority of people in Northern Ireland do not want the price of alcohol to rise in supermarkets or off-licences, The Belfast Telegraph poll has revealed. Click here for more...