More people than ever QUIT the booze in South West

Public Health England have just released data revealing that across the South West, 12.8% of all adults aged 18+ now abstain from drinking alcohol completely.

This sober-trend is up from 11% back in 2014 proving how a life without alcohol is becoming ever more popular.

Only recently, celebrities like the Thomas brothers - Scott and Adam Thomas - have spoken out about their...

‘Pour’ decisions: Most drink-drivers caught on NYD every year

New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated days of the calendar, with most of us preparing to say ‘cheers’ to the new decade at midnight.

But new data from Confused.com reveals more drink-drivers have been caught on New Year’s Day, than on any other calendar date for the past six years. New Freedom of Information data obtained by Confused.com shows at least 186 drivers were caught...

Scripts for Supper present The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Coming to Tapeley Park barn this Friday and Saturday 8th and 9th December at 7pm and 10th December at 2om!

Brought to you by MasterChef Semi-Finalist Annie McKenzie Scripts for Supper present 5* theatrical dining experiences. Our Christmas production, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will follow Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy through the wardrobe and into the land where it is always winter and never Christmas.

Expect a six course Narnia themed feast featuring toast and butter with Mr Tumnus, hot chocolate and Turkish Delight with the White Witch, freshly caught fish and...

One in 10 risking their licence

One in 10 would have two or more drinks before driving New research from THINK! shows that while half the population (51%) would not consider consuming any alcoholic drinks before driving, a shocking one in ten people would consider having two or more drinks before they get behind the wheel. This increases to one in five among men aged 18-34 (19%).

The government has launched a new...

Will you know when to stop this Christmas?

The Christmas party season is almost upon us and police are encouraging anyone attending festivities to stay in control and know their limits when it comes to alcohol.

Work parties, festive drinks and family celebrations are all part of the Christmas fun but sadly alcohol-related incidents such as domestic abuse, assault, criminal damage, rape and antisocial behaviour increase during...

Drinkaware Club Hosts pilot launches in Plymouth

Alcohol education charity Drinkaware has launched a pilot initiative in two Plymouth venues aimed at helping to keep young people safe on their night out.

The charity has joined forces with Devon and Cornwall Police, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Tony Hogg and Safer Plymouth to launch a six month pilot of Drinkaware Club Hosts at Popworld nightclub and University of Plymouth...

One in three of us drinking too much

A new study released yesterday (16 November) reveals that one in three adults in the South West are drinking too much alcohol, consuming it at levels that pose an increasing or higher risk of damaging their health.

But 83% of those drinking above the Government’s recommended guidelines underestimate their drinking, seeing themselves as ‘moderate’ or ‘light’ drinkers and 69% are not...

Plymouth tackles problem drinking

Plymouth’s work to tackle problem drinking comes under the spotlight as Alcohol Awareness Week begins (16-22 November 2015).

Excessive drinking is one of four lifestyle behaviours, along with smoking, unhealthy diet and lack of exercise, which contribute to four chronic health conditions which, in Plymouth, cause 54% of deaths.

Thrive Plymouth, the city’s ten-year public health...

Plymouth celebrates Dry January success

Plymouth has been celebrating the success of its first ever Dry January campaign which has been run in partnership for the first time by Alcohol Concern and Plymouth City Council.

In Plymouth, 1822 people signed up to Dry January as a result of the local and national campaign. The results were presented at the latest meeting of the Alcohol Programme Board, which is made up of...

#RU2drunk pilot could be expanded

#RU2drunk pilot could be expanded The success of a police pilot project in Torquay where doormen at licensed premises breathalysed suspected drunks could see the scheme implemented across Devon and Cornwall.

#RU2drunk was piloted in 23 of Torquay’s key nightspots during December to see if it helped reduce alcohol fuelled incidents and it resulted in a 39 per cent drop in violent crime...