Project tackles alcohol misuse in Doncaster

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University students at the Carnage pub crawl in York city centre

LANS to introduce minimum alcohol pricing could stop the country's culture of drinking to excess and prevent town centres becoming no-go areas due to drunken louts, Home Secretary Theresa May said today.

The Government is planning to set a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol for England and Wales to clamp down on the problem, which costs the UK an estimated 21 billion a year.

Today's Alcohol Strategy will also see the sale of multi-buy discount deals banned, introduces a zero tolerance approach to drunken behaviour in A&E departments, suggests a late-night levy to get pubs and clubs to help pay for policing, and improves powers to stop serving alcohol to drunks.

Pictures:Gabriel Szabo/Guzelian University students at the Carnage pub crawl in York city centre LANS to introduce minimum alcohol pricing could stop the country's culture of drinking to excess and prevent town centres becoming no-go areas due to drunken louts, Home Secretary Theresa May said today. The Government is planning to set a minimum price of 40p per unit of alcohol for England and Wales to clamp down on the problem, which costs the UK an estimated 21 billion a year. Today's Alcohol Strategy will also see the sale of multi-buy discount deals banned, introduces a zero tolerance approach to drunken behaviour in A&E departments, suggests a late-night levy to get pubs and clubs to help pay for policing, and improves powers to stop serving alcohol to drunks.

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Drink-fuelled crime, disorder and damage caused to health in Doncaster is to be tackled with the launch of a new government-led project.

Doncaster is one of 20 areas across England and Wales being set up as Local Alcohol Action Areas aimed at combating the harmful effects of excessive drinking.

Work in the LAAAs will also be focused on promoting diverse night-time economies.

 

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