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Weekly news update - Impact of alcohol on policing in the North East

Posted 06/06/13

Regional:
The impact of alcohol on policing in the North East

There is a clear relationship between alcohol and crime. The North East’s police officers have to deal with the problems caused by alcohol on a daily basis.  Click here for more.... (password protected)

Dates for your diary!! – Balance is holding a conference on the 21st & 22nd November 2013 which will feature international and national speakers. Click here for more....

National news:

JD Wetherspoon opens first pub at motorway service station
A motorway service station might not seem the most obvious location for a pub but JD Wetherspoon has been granted a licence to open a branch just off the M40 at Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire. Click here for more...

Alcohol is killing too many of us
It gets ever cheaper and now it's linked to over a million hospital admissions a year. Minimum unit pricing would be a good start.  Click here for more...

Drinkaware responds to NHS Statistics on Alcohol England 2013
In response to today’s (30th May) NHS Statistics on Alcohol in England, Elaine Hindal, Chief Executive of alcohol education charity Drinkaware, says: Click here for more...

Massive rise in alcohol related hospital admissions
Prescriptions dispensed to treat alcohol dependency in England have increased by almost 75 per cent in nine years, according to official figures.  Click here for more....

Mums-to-be are playing 'Russian roulette' with alcohol
Many middle-class women are putting their unborn children at potential risk of brain disorders by ignoring warnings not to drink alcohol during pregnancy, a new report will reveal. Click here for more...

Supermarkets ‘thwarting alcohol legislation' 
Legislation on alcohol and licensing has had little impact on larger stores selling drink, a report suggests.  Click here for more....

International News:

Fewer tobacco products, but not alcohol, in movies
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Movie characters smoke less since 1998 regulations that stopped tobacco companies from buying on-screen brand placements, according to a new study.  Click here for more....