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Weekly news update - UK A&Es seeing 'drunk children'

Posted 03/10/13

National news:

UK A&Es seeing 'drunk children'
Nearly 300 children aged 11 or under were admitted to A&E units across the UK last year after drinking too much, a BBC Radio 5 live investigation shows.  Click here for more... 

Why more regulation on alcohol?
Alastair Campbell was at the Labour Party conference last week, and is now attending the Conservative Party conference – to help promote the case for a minimum price of 50p per unit of alcohol.  Click here for more...

Alcohol harm reduction week in Worthing
Irresponsible drinking is currently under the spotlight. Click here for more... 

Docs want minimum price for alcohol
The Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) has called for minimum pricing to be introduced on alcohol. Click here for more... 

PSNI tackles ‘alcohol harm’
Lisburn police were involved in an operation targeting ‘alcohol harm’ as part of a UK wide initiative at the weekend. Click here for more...

Alcohol-related road deaths up 20% in UK
Alcohol-related deaths on Britain’s roads have increased by almost 20 percent, a new report has found.  Click here for more... 

WSTA to lobby for alcohol duty escalator scrap before next Budget
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has said it aims to persuade the Government to get rid of the alcohol duty escalator in the next Budget. Click here for more... 

Alcohol industry lags on mandatory pregnancy warning labels
Alcohol companies are flouting government guidelines to warn mothers of the dangers of drinking while pregnant. Click here for more... 

Regional news:
Kids Are Being Bombarded With Booze Ads At Cinema, Claims Charity
Balance, the North East Alcohol office, carried out research in cinemas across the region and found that during five of the top blockbusters shown throughout the summer, one in four advertisements were for alcohol.  Click here for more... 

Alcohol plan needs support
Today's launch of the Cumbria Constabulary Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy should be heeded by each and every one of us.  Click here for more...

No alcohol for Ocsober
Residents are getting ready to give up the grog this October despite the heavy drinking culture that is sometimes associated with Newcastle life.  Click here for more...

Everton and ex-Sunderland star joins Peter Reid and ex-Newcastle man on alcohol campaign run
Wearside soccer star Jill Scott joined ex-Black Cats boss Peter Reid as they lobbied Government ministers to bring in a minimum price for booze.  Click here for more...

Updates:

Click here to access eFocus September 2013, Alcohol Focus Scotland's newsletter. 

International News:
Breast cancer risk: To lower it, exercise and limit alcohol. 
The key is to make lifestyle choices that can lower the risk.  Click here for more...

Cabinet approves bill banning alcohol ads - South Africa
Cabinet has approved a draft bill banning alcohol advertising and it will now be gazetted for public comment.  Click here for more... 

Think alcohol taxes don't cut consumption? Facts say otherwise
A substantial body of evidence demonstrates that increases in alcoholic beverage taxes result in reduced alcohol consumption. Click here for more...