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Weekly news update: Plans to curb boozing in Hartlepool thrown out

Posted 10/05/13

National news:

Giving a glass of wine to your child to teach them responsible drinking could turn them into an alcoholic in later life
Parents who give their children small amounts of alcohol in the belief they are instilling a sensible attitude to drinking may unwittingly be giving them a taste for booze, a psychologist has warned. Click here for more...

How much do you really drink?
Alcohol has always been at the heart of British culture and the list of reasons for having a drink is seemingly endless. Click here for more...

Calls for Ireland to follow as Scotland pushes ahead with minimum alcohol price
The Irish government has been debating whether to set a minimum price on alcohol.  Click here for more...

Drinks industry chiefs vow to continue fight against minimum alcohol price after losing court challenge
THE Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) and the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) could be set to go to the European Courts after Scotland's highest civil court today ruled the Scottish Government's plans were legal.  Click here for more...

Drinkaware independent review raises questions for industry funded alcohol charity
Click here to access the report.

Academics attack whisky industry
York and London researchers have discovered that the alcohol industry ‘distorted’ international evidence on effective alcohol control measures submitted to the Scottish Government to change Scotland’s relationship with alcohol.  Click here for more...

Lynton Crosby: David Cameron's top aide's links to the alcohol industry revealed
His lobbying company works for a drinks industry body that has campaigned against minimum alcohol pricing in Australia.  Click here for more...


Regional news:

Plans to curb boozing in Hartlepool thrown out by council 
Controversial plans to curb the hours pubs and clubs sell booze in the centre of Hartlepool have been thrown out by councillors – to the delight of licensees.  Click here for more...

Police disappointed with decision 
Police chiefs say the EMRO proposals was “uncharted territory” but say they are now looking forward to working with licensees to reduce disorder through other means.  Click here for more...
 

International news:

EU commissioner backs minimum pricing 'in principle'
Europe's Health Commissioner has given his strongest backing yet to Scotland’s battle to impose minimum unit pricing on alcohol.  Click here for more...

Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm
Time for action: The need for an integrated EU alcohol strategy.  Click here for more...