Talks are to be held in York to try and tackle alcohol problems in the city following growing concern about drink-fuelled disorder on the city's streets.
York Council leader James Alexander has posted a message on social media that he is to call a summit to tackle alcohol issues.
Last Saturday, North Yorkshire Police made 20 arrests in York on an evening marked by alcohol-fuelled violence and disorder. Police control room staff described behaviour in one incident as "disgusting."
"Disgusting scenes in York on cctv. Yet again alcohol being abused and the violence erupts...Just watched a group of drunks start a fight in front of officers."
– North Yorkshire Police tweet on Saturday 27 July
The sister of a lawyer from Hull who died from alcoholism has described the shock of watching her sister deteriorate.
Leonora Kawecki died aged 39. She began by drinking socially with friends in the city, but it spiralled out of control. It comes as figures reveal more than 92,000 people are binge drinking in the city.
Her sister Julie says she had to watch Leonora, a successful lawyer in the city, become thin, withdrawn and finally hospitalised in the weeks before her liver finally failed.
Leeds United insist they have no plans to bring in an alcohol ban and that fans will continue to be able to enjoy a pint at Elland Road.
The club issued a statement making their position clear following a newspaper report that one Leeds director, Salem Patel, had proposed an alcohol ban to reflect the Muslim beliefs of owners GFH Capital, the Dubai-based subsidiary of a Bahraini Islamic investment bank.
However, Leeds managing director David Haigh said that was not the case. He said: "The board has never discussed banning alcohol and has no plans to change the current licensing arrangements at Elland Road.
"Enjoying a pint before and after watching the match is a time-honoured Yorkshire tradition as indeed it is among many British football fans.
"Equally the club will continue to offer a selection of wines and other alcoholic drinks to our corporate guests."
West Yorkshire Police is taking to Twitter this weekend in support of a national campaign to highlight alcohol related harm and crime. A police inspector will be tweeting live about a selection of alcohol related incidents.
The national Twitter event will start at around 10pm on Saturday night and run to the early hours of Sunday morning. It's about raising awareness of how a night out drinking alcohol excessively can lead to harm, and impact on the demands of emergency services.
Alcohol is a significant factor in a large number of incidents we deal with. We devote substantial resources to preventing such incidents, responding to them when they occur and dealing with the aftermath of these alcohol fuelled crimes and altercations.
We are committed to keeping people safe and conducting operations to tackle alcohol related crime and disorder but it is also important for us to make people aware of the need to be responsible when drinking alcohol. Hopefully this event will help people realise the harm that alcohol can cause and the strain it puts on our service and that of our partners"
– Inspector Dan Wood, from West Yorkshire Police’s Local Policing Support