As another wave of lockdown restrictions are eased by the Scottish Government, with pubs reopening and the guidelines about who and where we can meet up with being relaxed, I would like to take this chance today to remind people in the north-east of their responsibilities around keeping themselves and others safe.
A charity CEO explains why more than a million Scots are sobering up during lockdown, while the owner of the country's first alcohol-free brewery talks about the growing popularity of alcohol substitutes.
People are more likely to choose a non-alcoholic beverage if there is a greater selection on offer than drinks containing alcohol, research suggests.
Smoking and drinking on a daily basis may lead to a “modest increase” in brain age, new research suggests.
Police have urged people to be safe when out on the town after reports of alcohol-related violence.
Festive drinkers are being encouraged to remember Christmas nights out “for the right reasons”.
Police are getting tougher on street drinkers, new statistics suggest.
A north-east MSP has welcomed a new report which shows a decline in drinking among teens in Scotland.
Middle-aged moderate drinkers have only “minor” concerns about the health effects of alcohol, new research suggests.
Going teetotal is the only way to avoid risking health with alcohol, scientists have claimed.
Boozing teens have been snared by undercover cops during a special operation.
Licensing bosses in Aberdeenshire want to hear what people’s drinking habits are to help them shape the future of the licensed trade.
Alcohol can increase the risk of developing cancer by causing permanent genetic damage to stem cells in the body, new research has found.
The number of drinkers in Aberdeen who were given advice on their alcohol intake has tumbled this year, new figures show.
Going out for a drink in south Aberdeenshire is getting safer, according to a new report.
The number of alcohol-related deaths in the North-east has reached the highest level in five years.
An app which connects your credit and debit cards to a breathalyser has been released, in order to help stop people spending too much money while drunk.
Harmful drinking is costing the North-east's public services more than £250 million a year, the Evening Express can reveal today.
Music fans will be banned from drinking on the street at a popular North-east music festival in a bid to attract more families to the event.
Dry January might be in full swing but if you’ve already fallen off the bandwagon don’t feel bad – scientists have just announced a load of reasons why drinking is good for you.
A CALL was today made to review an Aberdeen bylaw forbidding drinking in public places.