A row has broken out over whether English towns should promote cheap alcohol to Scots when a minimum price per unit of alcohol is introduced north of the Border next year.
Members of the Labour group on Northumberland County Council suggested the authority might miss out on a "golden opportunity" by not setting aside cash to entice Scottish drinkers with an advertising campaign.
The Scottish Parliament passed new laws in May setting a minimum price per unit of alcohol of 50p, which is due to come into force in April. The move is intended to reduce the devastating effects of excess alcohol consumption.
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