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Weekly news update - Nicola Sturgeon vows to fight industry over MUP

Posted 20/07/12

National news:

MPs to warn: Alcohol industry in the "last chance saloon"
The alcohol industry is in the "last chance saloon" and should face heavier regulation if it does not take action to discourage dangerous drinking, a report by MPs will warn. Click here for more...

Supermarkets urged to sell alcohol from separate tills
Supermarkets will be urged to sell alcohol from separate tills under radical plans drawn up by public health officials. Click here for more...

Ireland's underage boozing is spiralling rapidly out of control and set to get worse, alcohol watchdogs have warned.
Activists have called for a severe Government crackdown on underage drinking in the wake of the Phoenix Park concert mayhem last weekend. Click here for more...

Fake booze seizures rocket 27%... with vodka to the fore
The volume of fake booze on sale in stores in England and Wales has risen sharply despite a crackdown by Customs. Click here for more...

Alcohol packaging should carry graphic health warnings, urge doctors
Cigarette-style images would help public understand excessive drinking's link to diseases and violence, says health body. Click here for more...

Students are going out more, says new research
Students are going out more often despite the difficult economic conditions, according to a new study from CGA that says they spend up to £3.2bn per year on nights out. Click here for more...

Licensees back call for minimum alcohol price
Bar bosses are backing a minimum price for alcohol – but want it set above the Government's proposed level, early results of a survey reveal. Click here for more...

Alcohol-related hospital admissions rise among most deprived young people
Cuts to youth services have been blamed for an increase in alcohol-related hospital admissions among young people from England’s poorest families. Click here for more...

Drinking alcohol, even in moderation, 'a dementia risk'
Drinking even "moderate" amounts of alcohol increases dementia risk, US research suggests. Click here for more...

'Criminal culture at the heart of feckless families': Shocking report lifts lid on incest, abuse and spiral of alcohol abuse
A shocking culture of criminality at the heart of Britain’s most feckless families who think nothing of having children they cannot afford is laid bare today. Click here for more...

Quarter of intensive care patients 'have drink problem'
A quarter of patients who end up in intensive care in Scotland have drink problems, most with chronic alcohol disease, a survey has said. Click here for more...

MPs push for tighter rules on alcohol ads and sponsorship
Commons health select committee warns drinks firms to do more to tackle the damage to health that their products cause. Click here for more...

Scotch Whisky industry challenges minimum pricing of alcohol
The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) is taking action in Europe and the UK against the Scottish Government's minimum unit pricing (MUP) legislation, including a complaint to the European Commission and legal action through the Scottish courts. Click here for more...

Should alcohol companies be allowed to sponsor sport events?
MPs say the Government needs to do more research into its plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol in England. Click here for more...

Britons drink less alcohol at home
The number of UK adults drinking at home dropped from 75% in 2006 to 71% in 2011, according to figures from research company Mintel. Click here for more...

Nicola Sturgeon: I will fight Scotch whisky industry over minimum pricing
Scotland’s health minister has vowed to fight legal action by the whisky industry preventing her introducing alcohol minimum pricing to tackle the country’s binge drinking epidemic. Click here for more...

 

Alcohol strategy 'ignores health impacts'
The government's alcohol strategy is misguided, a committee of MPs said today. Click here for more...