Government set binge drinking strategy

Prime Minister David Cameron is introducing a new scheme for tackling alcohol abuse. It includes a minimum unit price, which he says would stop supermarkets and bars selling drink too cheaply.

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Pubs and restaurants to escape minimum alcohol prices

The Home Secretary Theresa May says the move is aimed at clamping down on the bargain basement booze offers which give deep discounts and lead to problem drinkers.

Ms May also claimed the plans would help to reclaim our town centres from drunken thugs. But she was keen to reassure drinkers that the price of a pint in your local will not be affected.

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