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UK in bid to curb binge-drinking

Government plans for a minimum alcohol price aim to restrain Britain's infamous drinking culture.
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2012 18:32

The UK government has unveiled plans for a minimum price for alcohol in England and Wales as part of a drive to tackle binge-drinking.

Prime Minister David Cameron's cabinet recommends a minimum price of 65 cents on a unit of alcohol.

Al Jazeera's Simon McGregor-Wood reports from London.

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