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Weekly Policy Update - Region's death toll from alcohol falls

Posted 20/02/14

National News:
Alcohol causing 5,000 deaths a year  - ONS
The harmful effects of drinking have caused more than 5,000 deaths every year in England and Wales for the last decade, official figures show. - read more...

Campaigners urge George Osborne to stand firm on alcohol tax rises 
Alcohol Health Alliance says chancellor's resolve may be weakening in face of industry pressure to scrap duty escalator. - read more...

Alcohol trade 'must act on UK drink problem' or face government action 
The UK drinks industry has been ordered by the Home Office to produce plans to tackle the sale and promotion of cheap super-strength beers and cider by the summer or face government action.b - read more...

Edwin Poots orders alcohol price report after major incident 
Health Minister Edwin Poots has ordered a report on the impact a minimum price for alcohol would have on NI. - read more...

Sale of cheap alcohol adding to social disorder 
Excessive drinking is becoming a significant social. - read more... 

MEP calls for alcohol strategy 
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on the European Union to produce an action plan to tackle underage and binge drinking. - read more...

Licensing bosses agree all-day drinks licence for Woolston Service Station 
Plans to allow a Southampton service station to sell alcohol 24 hours a day have been given the green light. - read more...

Regional News:
Region's death toll from alcohol falls for first time in decade  
The North-East has seen one of the largest falls in male alcohol-related deaths in the country, according to new figures. -read more...

International News: 
Alcoholic liver disease on the increase in young women 
More young women are being treated for advanced liver disease caused by steady and dangerous drinking starting in teenage years, doctors warn. read more...

Grocery-store alcohol bill resurfaces in Legislature  
TOPEKA — Kansas legislators are discussing a bill that would allow grocery and convenience stores to sell beer, wine and spirits. - read more...