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Weekly policy update - Resist drinks lobby, Osborne told

Posted 13/03/14

National News: 
UK retailers warned over illicit alcohol sales 
The Federation of Wholesale Distributors (FWD) has warned independent retailers to be cautious of being sold illicit alcohol or face losing both their stock and alcohol licence. - read more...

Middle-class mothers’ alcohol risk to babies 
Study finds older white women with university degrees who live in affluent areas are at greater risk of having premature babies as they drink too much in pregnancy - read more...  

Resist drinks lobby, Osborne told 
George Osborne should use next week's Budget to show he will not " succumb" to industry influence to ditch completely the duty escalator for all alcohol, according to Katherine Brown, director of the Institute of Alcohol Studies.  - read more...

Jagerbomb fears as expert warns energy drinks and strong alcohol could be a deadly cocktail 
Alcohol Concern Cymru warns of the conflicting effects of downing strong alcohol and high sugar, high caffeine energy drinks. - read more...

Action needed on super-strength alcohol  
Action must be taken against cheap, super-strength alcohol or the death toll will rise, warns Jeremy Swain. - read more...  

Defining moment' for clampdowns on high-strength alcohol 
Police chiefs claim they are on the verge of winning major supermarket backing for a national clampdown on super-strength. - read more...

Call to stop alcohol at primary school events 
Bars for parents at more than 8,000 fetes and discos could foster drinking habits in children, claims charity. - read more...  

International News:
Lawmakers urge alcohol curbs on minors
 
The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has voted on Monday (10 March) in favour of an EU proposal to reduce alcohol consumption by minors. - read more...

Children feel unsafe around alcohol use 
Excessive use of alcohol, aggressive drivers and the threat of violence make children feel unsafe in their communities, a landmark study from the Australian National University and University of Western Sydney has found. - read more...  

Turkey: 'Anti-alcohol' web clampdown mulled 
Turkish authorities are mulling heavy fines for people who promote alcohol and drinking on social media, it's reported. - read more...