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Weekly news update - Young women facing 'serious harm' to liver

Posted 11/05/12

National news:

Pubs group Wetherspoon's lays into Government over 'punitive' alcohol duty and carbon tax bills
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon has lamented a £50million increase in its annual tax bill, claiming the Government was reaping all the benefits of its business growth. Click here for more...

Labour isolated as Tories back minimum price for alcohol
The SNP has welcomed support from the Conservatives at stage two of the Alcohol Minimum Pricing (Scotland) Bill in the Scottish Parliament. Click here for more...

The binge drinking machine? Mouth spray that gets you drunk in seconds - but you sober up just as fast
A new gadget is designed to get people drunk instantly.
The makers claim, however, that the 'harm' is limited, because you sober up equally rapidly. Click here for more...

Cameron 'warned alcohol policy could be illegal by own ministers'
David Cameron was warned his controversial plan to raise the price of cheap alcohol could be illegal under EU law by one of his own ministers, just days before he announced it, it has been claimed. Click here for more..

Young women facing 'serious harm' to liver from alcohol
More women in their 20s are suffering from severe liver damage as the result of excessive alcohol consumption, a senior doctor in Norfolk has warned. Click here for more...

British parliamentary speaker says more lawmakers now seeking help for alcohol issues
An increasing number of U.K. lawmakers are seeking help for alcohol-related problems, the parliamentary speaker said Sunday, saying drinking problems among legislators mirrored those of British society at large. Click here for more...


North East news:

Drink shame of youngsters in the North East
More young people in the North East under the age of 18 need specialist alcohol treatment than in any other region in England, new figures have revealed. Click here for more...

Young people’s service calls for booze ad action
A young people’s service in South Tyneside is backing calls for more to be done to prevent youngsters falling prey to seductive alcohol advertising. Click here for more...