Archive: Alcohol Consumption

MPs call for booze promotion ban

MPs call for booze promotion ban

Alcohol promotions should be banned to help overrun police deal with alcohol linked crimes, MPs on the home affairs committee have said.

  • Mr Cameron says parents should let children drink at home

    Cameron: Let kids drink at home

    David Cameron has called on children to be allowed to drink at home, arguing it prevents problems with alcohol later in life.

  • The advert is designed to be shocking

    Govt targets teenage binge drinkers

    The government is targeting binge drinkers between the ages of 18 and 24 with a hard-hitting series of adverts designed to show the dangers of over-drinking on a night out.

  • Tories plan tax on super-strength beer

    Tories call for 'alcopops tax'

    Alcoholic drinks favoured by "yobbish" drinkers would be made more expensive under a Conservative government, while prices would be dropped on lower strength beers and ciders.

  • Brown to target underage drinking

    Brown threatens to shut down rogue off-licenses

    Gordon Brown has promised to crackdown on alcohol sales to teenagers, while the government is told that the availability of alcohol full stop is the real problem.

  • Fewer than 500 bars have 24-hour licence

    Politicians brawl over 24-hour drinking

    Only three per cent of licensed premises in England and Wales are serving alcohol around the clock, under controversial legislation which the prime minister has threatened to scrap.

  • Alan Johnson launches next phase of NHS - politics.co.uk

    Johnson vows to narrow health inequalities

    Alan Johnson has promised to make tackling health inequalities a priority for the NHS, as he admitted increased investment had not benefited all communities equally.

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