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Drug and drink related deaths increased

The number of deaths linked to drugs and drink in Wales have increased by 31% in 10 years, compared with 15% in England.

Figures show 496 people died as a result of drug or alcohol use in 2010 here. In 2001 that figure was 380.

The rate of deaths from avoidable causes remains higher in Wales than in England, although it has fallen by almost a quarter over the 10 years.