But apparently it's not so digestible for the big drink
Earlier this year The Big Drink
Debate - conducted by Balance, the North East alcohol office - was launched to provide vital information and insight into drinking behaviour and attitudes held towards alcohol throughout the area.
Coventry has already admitted it has an alcohol problem - 68 per cent of people survey in the city during the Big Drink
Debate thought it had problems with booze.
Balance has also launched the Big Drink
Debate on people's drinking habits and attitudes.
The stores that adhered to the law and refused to sell alcohol to the teens were: Sonnys in Hollyhill Gardens, South Moor; Cheers in Stanley Central; ASDA in Stanley Central; The Big Drink
, on Front Street; News and Booze in Annfield Plain and Khan's in Catchgate.
Almost 2,400 people from Liverpool took part in the Big Drink
Debate, among around 30,000 people across the north west who completed the survey between May and August last year.
The research, compiled as part of the Big Drink
Debate campaign, saw 75 per cent of respondents answering yes when asked if they thought the local area had a problem.
Last night Dr Alison Giles, from the North West Strategic Health Authority, said health officials were trying to discover why the region has such a high level of binge drinkers through the Big Drink
Although many of you live a long drive from the big drink
, you share much in common with the briny sea.
LAUNCH Katherine Shenton, left, and Sarah Northey at the launch of the Big Drink
Health chiefs discovered the damning verdict of Coventry's drinking habits after a region-wide alcohol survey - The Big Drink
Brenda Fullard, public health specialist for Merseyside, said: "The Big Drink
Debate showed more than 1m people in the north west are drinking at harmful or hazardous levels.
But Government officials and West Midlands Police, as part of The Regional Alcohol Group, yesterday launched the Big Drink
Debate to find out what can be done to improve the region's unhealthy relationship with booze.
Her ordeal began when the man burst into the Big Drink
store in Front Street, Newbiggin by the Sea, Northumberland.
THE big drink
driving campaign has kicked in again this Christmas, and rightfully so.