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NEWS ROUNDUP: North East alcohol consumption concerns & unemployment rises

 

North East alcohol consumption has caused concerns and unemployment levels rise.

Serious concerns have been raised about the amount of alcohol consumed in the North East during the pandemic. During the first nine months of 2020 alcohol specific deaths rose by 15% in the region, with figures suggesting that 1 in 5 high risk drinkers have increased their alcohol consumption to worrying levels.

Unemployment rises
Unemployment levels in the region are now the highest outside of London. An increase of almost 50,000 people claiming unemployment benefits has been recorded in the past year. There are concerns that the Goverment’s Job Support Scheme is masking further issues that will come up towards the end of 2021, with around five million people still on furlough in England.
Tyne Theatre
The Tyne Theatre and Opera House has been denied the second round of the Culture recovery fund. A campaign has now been launched, #SupportTyneTheatre to ensure the venue doesn't have to close for good in the coming months.


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