Binge Drinking

O'Brien: calling for alcohol commission

Limiting the damage of binge drinking

By John Harrington

How do we help cure binge drinking? The Government's latest plans were put under the microscope at a lively conference, as John Harrington reports.

Survey: not great result for UK

UK the binge drinker of Europe

By Martyn Leek, M&C Report

The UK has been labelled the "binge drinking" capital of Europe, after research found that 12% consumed up to 10 drinks on a night out.

Government must stress that responsible drinking is the norm

'Leap of faith' required on binge drinking

By John Harrington

The Government must take a "leap of faith" and accentuate positive messages around alcohol to change drinking culture for the better. The message...

Robertson: welcomed NLTA but wary over risk of duplication of effort

Pub industry welcomes new training body

By Gemma McKenna

The trade has broadly welcomed the NLTA, fronted by Helen Newlove, but the BII has warned there is a risk of duplication of effort.

Bish: licensing regime is too lax on off-trade

Trade fears Tory plans will hit pubs

By John Harrington

Trade chiefs fear the Conservative Party's hard-line plans for alcohol and licensing will mean more pub closures and penalise responsible operators....

Brown: more restrictive measures for pub trade

Brown to ban '24-hour drinking'

By Ewan Turney

The Prime Minister is to give councils new powers to ban all 24-hour licences in their area and make pubs pay for street cleaning and policing....