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Weekly news update: Price war launched on cheap alcohol

Posted 26/10/12

National news

Minimum alcohol pricing: Scottish Government bid to delay legal challenge
The Scottish Government is attempting to delay a legal challenge to its legislation on minimum alcohol pricing after the drinks industry lodged new evidence ahead of the start of the hearing yesterday.  Click here for more...

Drugs and alcohol spending must not lose out
From April 2013, money for drugs and alcohol services will no longer be ringfenced but will be lumped together with money for other public health services.  Click here for more...
 

Local news

Report highlights Darlington's health issues
Drinking, smoking and heart disease are the biggest health risks facing Darlington residents today, according to a new report.  Click here for more...

Price war launched on cheap alcohol
Campaigners have launched their fight to end the days of ultra-cheap alcohol - with the backing of regional GPs.  Click here for more...

North East doctors in plea for 50p alcohol unit
Family doctors in the North East have signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol of at least 50p.  Click here for more...

‘We have dragged our feet for too long’
Health Editor Barry Nelson talks to two recovering North-East alcoholics who believe that minimum alcohol pricing cannot come in soon enough.  Click here for more...


International news

Study finds Saskatchewan alcohol prices reducing consumption (Can)
The study by the University of Victoria shows the policy of graduated minimum prices that the province has had in place since 2003 is doing what is set out to do and could be duplicated in other jurisdictions.  Click here for more...