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Calls to restrict the sale of super-strength booze in Birmingham

It's claimed that making it more difficult for people to buy super-strength beer and cider would help tackle alcoholism in the city Credit: Frank May/DPA/Press Association Images

A campaign to decrease the availability of super-strength beer and cider is one measure being considered in Birmingham to tackle alcohol misuse.

The report to the Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board has recommended a number of measures including limiting the strength of alcoholic drinks.

Action plan to tackle alcohol abuse launched

A new action plan tackling alcohol abuse in Nottingham is set to be launched today.

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has announced the plans to try to address the problem and the impact it has on the community.

He hopes it will help reduce alcohol-fuelled crime, domestic violence, and drink-related hospital admissions.

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Nottingham drinking ban could cut anti-social behaviour

Nottingham City Council are hoping that a new ban on alcohol consumption in public places across the city will reduce the problem of anti-social behaviour on the streets.

The ban will give police powers to confiscate and destroy alcohol, while also giving them the authority to charge on the spot £50 fines to those who are caught.

Leader of Nottingham City Council, Jon Collins told ITV News Central it is not a blanket ban and has been welcomed by local residents.

Around 85% of off-licences in Nottingham city centre have already agreed to stop selling super-strength cider and beer in an attempt to tackle anti-social drinking.

'Super strength' alcohol shop ban rolled out

A ban on shops selling 'super strength' alcohol in the centre of Nottingham will be rolled out to other parts of the city from today.

Nottingham City Council launched the project in May to help cut nuisance street drinking.

Radford and The Park will be the first outside of the city to be involved.

The project was launched in May to help cut nuisance street drinking Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

Shopkeepers urged to stop selling super-strength beer, full report

Shopkeepers in Nottingham are being urged to stop selling super-strength beers, lagers and ciders.

The city council and the police are calling for a voluntary ban to tackle street drinking and alcohol-related anti-social behaviour.

A similar scheme in Ipswich saw alcohol related crime drop by 50 percent. Michael Sibert reports.

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