Local hospitals where A&Es are full of drinkers could get powers to spark reviews of pub and club licences, under new plans being formulated by the government.
A Labour party spokesperson said in response to reports of government announcements on alcohol and anti-social behaviour:
David Cameron highlights the cost of alcohol today on a visit to a hospital in the north-east:
Government alcohol guidelines should be revised to recommend two dry days every week, MPs have said.
The Scottish government is set to use its overall majority in Holyrood to push through legislation introducing alcohol minimum pricing.
We have scientific evidence that drinking during pregnancy damages children. The government must act.
Proposed legislation ensuring that alcohol advertising should not be targeted at children has been backed by medical experts.
The government's claims of having secured a deal with the alcohol industry were in disarray today after health groups pulled out.
Theresa May's pledge to 'tear up' Labour's 24-hour drinking Licensing Act quickly unravelled today after it emerged pubs and clubs would still be able to open 24 hours a day.
David Cameron has indicated his support for local bans on cheap alcohol but refused to implement a national level policy, according to a report.
Measures to roll back Labour's easing of restrictions on late-night drinking in Britain's urban centres are set to be introduced by the Home Office, according to a report.
An influential health watchdog has demanded minimum prices on alcohol and tough questions from GPs to patients on their intake as part of a drive to cut down on alcohol-related deaths.
David Cameron has revealed his taste in alcohol during a question and answer session at Fuller's Brewery in west London.
The government has admitted its disappointment with alcoholic drinks manufacturers after revealing only 15 per cent of bottles are properly labelled.
Alcohol-related deaths in the UK shot up to 9,031 in 2008, from 8,724 in year before, new figures show.
Cut-price drinks nights and 'irresponsible promotions' were in the firing line of both the main parties today.
The government is urging Britain's drinkers to realise the link between boozy evenings and a lack of sleep today, in a bid to tackle commonly held misbeliefs around the subject.
NHS services and strategies for dealing with alcohol abuse are "often ill coordinated", according to an influential group of MPs.
Proposals to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol are generating intensive debate.
Calls for a minimum price on alcoholic units have been ruled out by prime minister Gordon Brown.
The Scottish government is set to plough ahead with some of the furthest reaching legislation on drinking in the western world, despite outrage from some opposition MSPs.
The Labour government's failure to prevent 'deep discounting' of drinks has affected an entire generation of young people, Alcohol Concern chief executive Don Shenker has claimed.
Inter-departmental conflict within government has damaged efforts to address Britain's growing drinking problem, it has been claimed.
The government has announced a ban on 'all you can drink' promotions as part of a new strategy designed to crack down on crime and disorder.
People arrested for alcohol-related offences will be forced to undergo a referral process which includes counselling, Home Office minister Alan Campbell announced today.