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Scotland bans cheap booze in supermarkets

For crying out loud.

DEALS and offers on alcohol sold in supermarkets and off-licences will be banned after new licensing laws were given the go-ahead.

The Scottish Parliment has unanimously backed the move which will end certain types of promotions ahead of a drinks law shake-up.

Ministers had already announced constraints for drink promotions in pubs and clubs, but deputy finance and public services minister Tavish Scott said the Licensing (Scotland) Bill would be amended to cover off-sales.