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15/07/2021

Alcohol and Covid-19: A Perfect Storm

Deaths from alcoholic liver disease increased by a staggering 20.8% during the Covid-19 pandemic, by far the highest yearly increase on record – fuelled by rising consumption of wine...

17/06/2021

Campaigners highlight ethics of alcohol product placement during...

Health campaigners are highlighting the inappropriateness of big alcohol brands sponsoring high profile sports events, such as the ongoing European Football Championships.

29/05/2021

Balance calls for minimum unit price for alcohol (MUP) in England...

Following a record year in 2020 for alcohol deaths, North East campaigners are calling on the Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol in England, as a new study shows...

18/05/2021

Concern over survey findings into children drinking since the...

New figures for teenage alcohol consumption suggest that 9 in 10 North East children aged 15 or younger are not drinking regularly – but worryingly 1 in 3 who drink are drinking more...

11/05/2021

NE public & leading health experts back changes to alcohol labelling...

New research released today suggests that the North East public would back Government plans to include health and nutritional information on alcohol products.

07/05/2021

Record year for alcohol deaths highlights crisis of harm

Balance is calling on the Government to halt a crisis of alcohol harm as new figures showed alcohol related deaths in England hit a record high during 2020 amid the pandemic, with the...

04/05/2021

Balance responds to worrying figures regarding pandemic drinking...

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is urging people to look after their mental and physical health as a worrying new study reveals drinking has worsened among many over 55s during...

12/04/2021

Warning over worrying new alcohol figures

Worrying new figures highlighting over three quarters of a million hospital admissions from alcohol during the height of the pandemic, show that we need to look after ourselves this...

26/03/2021

Recognition as Colin Shevills steps down as Director of Balance...

Health leaders have recognised the contribution of North East alcohol campaigner Colin Shevills – but called for urgent action to halt a tsunami of alcohol harm which has worsened during...

03/03/2021

Balance responds to Government’s decision to freeze alcohol duty...

Balance the North East Alcohol office today joined the Alcohol Health Alliance in describing the freeze in alcohol duty in Budget 2021 as a “huge blow to the health of the nation” and...