‘Urgency needed’ on knife crime – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, offensive weapons by sally

“There must be greater urgency behind the fight to tackle knife crime and anti-social behaviour, the innovation, universities and skills secretary says.”

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BBC News, 19th August 2007

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Ministers consider higher taxes to curb youth drinking problem – The Independent

Posted August 16th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, taxation by sally

“Celebrity booze culture came under fire from the Government yesterday as a Home Office minister gave the clearest signal yet that tax on alcohol will be raised to curb drinking problems among young people.”

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The Independent, 16th August 2007

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Police chief wants alcohol crackdown – Reuters

Posted August 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“A senior policeman has called for the legal drinking age to be raised to 21 to tackle the ‘scourge of anti-social behaviour’ that has blighted many areas.”

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Reuters, 15th August 2007

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Brown orders review of 24-hour drinking – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“Gordon Brown yesterday burnished his moral credentials further when he ordered a Home Office review of legislation permitting 24-hour drinking.”

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The Guardian, 24th July 2007

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Alcohol law ‘trebles’ A&E visits – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, hospitals, licensed premises, licensing, news by sally

“The introduction of 24-hour drinking laws may have trebled alcohol-related admissions to A&E departments in inner city areas at night, researchers say.”

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BBC News, 18th July 2007

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Drivers face big cut in drink limit and random tests – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news, road traffic offences by sally

“Drivers face a drastic reduction in the drink-drive limit and the introduction of random roadside breath tests in a government crackdown on alcohol-related road deaths.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2007

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Alcohol strategy to tackle binge-drinkers – Reuters

Posted June 5th, 2007 in alcohol abuse, news by sally

“The government will unveil a new alcohol strategy on Tuesday expected to focus on how to counter binge-drinking by changing young people’s attitudes and behaviour.”

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Reuters, 5th June 2007

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