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Weekly News Update: Government's alcohol pricing 'meaningless'

Posted 04/07/14

Regional:
Swinging sixties leads to pensioners supplying alcohol to youngsters:
Grandparents are among the biggest suppliers of alcohol to teenage drinkers, authorities say. Click here to read more...

Cafe Scientifique - Alcohol - Our Favourite Drug But Whose Problem? 7 July 2014 7pm to 9pm DC Cafe, Dance City. Click here to read more
 

National:
Beer on sale for less than water: World Cup deals mean consumers can drink more than recommended daily amount for less than £1:
Supermarkets are selling alcohol so cheaply that cans of lager and cider cost less than mineral water. Click here to read more...


New booze prices plan could ‘improve health’
THE introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol would lead to significant improvements to the health of the population of Wales, public health experts claim. Click here to read more...

Government's alcohol pricing 'meaningless'
Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Hogg is demanding the Government immediately introduce a minimum unit price for action labelling its recent action as “meaningless”. Click here to read more...
 

Manchester police: City centre 'too dangerous' after midnight
Police are wary of venturing into Manchester city centre after midnight, as alcohol has made it too dangerous to guarantee public safety, a police chief said. Inspector Ian Hanson said relaxed licensing had led to chaos ‘spiralling out of control’. Click here to read more...


Research shows link between alcohol sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK athletes
New research from the University of Manchester (UK) and Monash University (Australia) shows a link between alcohol sponsorship and hazardous drinking in UK athletes. Click here to read more...


Cheers! MPs freeze the price of alcohol in Houses of Parliament bars
MPs on the Commons' Finance and Select Committee have decided to postpone any price increase in Parliament's bars until next May.  That means MPs and their guests can continue to enjoy pints of beer for as little as £2.90, with taxpayer's subsidy contributing £7million a year to the bill. Click here to read more..