Trading Standards help pubs and clubs make age checks during festivities

Revellers can expect to be asked for proof they are old enough to buy alcohol or tobacco over the festive period following a campaign by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service to ensure retailers carry out age checks. New resources including posters, badges and training guides have been sent to every pub, club and nightclub … Read more

Employers ‘letting down’ over 50s on risks of alcohol in later life – new report

Recent retirees are more likely to drink every day Almost one third of older drinkers in the professional occupational class drink 5-7 days a week A quarter of the professional occupational class aged 60-69 drink heavily – more than under 30s Those retiring before 60 and after 75 are more likely to be high-risk drinkers … Read more

135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths predicted by 2035

Alcohol will cause around 135,000 cancer deaths over the next 20 years and will cost the NHS an estimated £2 billion in treatments, according to estimates from a new report by Sheffield University, commissioned by Cancer Research UK. The new figures, published today (Friday), reveal that by 2035 the UK could see around 7,100 cancer deaths every … Read more