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Weekly News Update-NECouncils call on Government for urgent action

Posted 05/09/14

National news:

Health experts to argue for Scotland drink price plan
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.  Click here for more...

'Drink Think' alcohol warning for pregnant mothers
A health pressure group in Londonderry has warned of the dangers of drinking during pregnancy. Click here for more...

This Interactive Online Map Shows Which Countries Drink The Most Alcohol (And Which Don't)
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Politicians slammed as 'anti-alcohol public health zealots' over manifesto proposals
A Parliamentary group's manifesto has called for a radical overhaul of drink-driving laws and regulation of alcohol marketing, to be overseen by an alcohol tsar. But what does the industry think of the proposals?  Click here to read more...

Alcohol taxes force Britons to cut back on booze by a fifth
Britons have dramatically reduced how much they drink, cutting back over the last decade by the equivalent of 110 glasses of wine a year or 73 pints of beer.   Click here to read more...

Licensees criticise Greater Manchester alcohol strategy
Operators in Greater Manchester have slammed a new alcohol strategy as a “short-term” solution that does not adequately address the needs of licensees.  Click here to read more...

Rates and allowance: Excise Duty: Alcohol Duty

Regional news:

Council leaders call on Government for urgent action on alcohol
North East council leaders have issued an open letter to Government asking for measures to reduce damage caused by alcohol.  Click here to read more...

Would you give your under-18 alcohol?
Poll showed almost a quarter of parents admitted supplying their children with alcohol, but the experts have warned against underage drinking.  Click here to read more...

Events:

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): What do we know, what more can we do?  The Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, Manchester, M1 6DD.  11 September 2014.
For further information about this event, please click here

Alcohol Concern's Annual Conference 2014: Wednesday, 19 November 2014 from 09:30 to 16:30 - Glaziers Hall, London Bridge
For further information about this conference, please click here