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Weekly News Update: WHO wants action as alcohol kills 3.3 million

Posted 16/05/14

Regional:
Mother fined for buying alcohol for children:
Through the Shopwatch scheme, officers had reports of a group of young people drinking in Seven Oaks Park on May 2A mother in Cramlington has been fined for buying alcohol for children.  Click here to read more...

Hartlepool shopkeeper stripped of booze licence for selling alcohol to 14-year-old:
Sri Lankan-born Kandasamythurai Pathmanathan, who owns Premier Stores at 197 Raby Road, Hartlepool, was also left with a £1,610 court bill after selling a bottle of cherry Lambrini to the teenagers who were acting as test purchasers for Hartlepool Borough Council’s Trading Standards department.  Click here to read more...

Prisons 'must do more' to break link between crime and alcohol:
MOST UK prisons are ineffective in dealing with alcohol-related criminal behaviour, according to a commission headed by a Durham University expert. Click here to read more...
 


National:
Heineken's UK boss attacks new plan for minimum pricing
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'We won't let Government tell us what to charge to beat alcohol abuse' Click here to read more...

More round for your pound: UK's first Pound Pub slammed for creating 'staggering morning drunks'
An Atherton pub has received plenty of booze from local residents by offering alcoholic drinks for just £1 in the UK’s first Pound Pub.  Click here to read more...

Minimum pricing would have 'little impact' on moderate drinkers:
A minimum unit price of 45p would reduce alcohol consumption for harmfully heavy drinkers on low incomes by nearly 300 units annually, but have little impact on moderate drinkers, according to a new report published in medical journal The Lancet.Click here to read more...

Minister urges easing of wine rules:
The Women's Institute and community groups are not just about jam and Jerusalem but warm beer and chilled Chardonnay, a Home Office minister has said. Click here to read more...
 

International:

WHO wants action as alcohol kills 3.3 million people in 2012:
More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer to violence, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, as it called on governments to do more to limit the damage. Click here to read more...

Calls for drinking age to be raised to 21:
Pressure is mounting for Australian governments to raise the legal drinking age to 21 to protect the health of young people whose brains are still vulnerable to the toxicity of alcohol at 18, leading health experts say. Click here to read more...

World's heaviest drinking countries revealed - and the UK doesn't even make the top 10:
People in the UK are among the most prolific drinkers in the world, according to a report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Click here to read more...

DH seeks to protect young people from alcohol-related harm:
Hong Kong (HKSAR) - The Department of Health (DH) today (May 15) joined with medical professionals in appealing for public action to protect young people from alcohol-related harm, echoing the latest report of the World Health Organization (WHO). Click here to read more...