MEDIA DIGEST, 3 October: a call for tougher sentences and a map to save birds from wind farms

Third Sector's round-up of today's top stories, including condemnation by a children's charity of the nine-month sentence for a man caught with child pornography, a map from the RSPB designed to protect bird habitats from wind farms, and art sales for a charity for thyroid sufferers.

Charity slams ‘pathetic' jail sentence for medic caught with child porn
Anti-bullying and child abuse charity Kidscape UK has hit out at the court that sentenced a former consultant radiologist to nine months in jail for possessing hundreds of images of child porn. Charles Bartlett, 54, of south Wales, also admitted at Carmarthen Crown Court 15 counts of making indecent photographs of children. It is the second time he has been caught with child pornography. Michelle Elliott, chief executive of Kidscape UK, said: "This sentence amounts to a slap on the wrist and is pathetic."
See WalesOnline.co.uk for full story

RSPB map to blow wind farm developers in right direction
The RSPB has revealed that is working on a map of the UK designed to make it easier for wind farm developers to select sites where the risk to birdlife will be minimised.
A spokeswoman for the charity said: "It will highlight estuary areas, heathland areas and areas along the south and east coast that are on bird migration paths where there would be a risk to birds from new wind turbines." The RSPB hopes to publish the map by the end of the year.
See BusinessGreen.com for full story

New thyroid charity hosts art exhibition
An art exhibition held by a new charity for people with thyroid problems has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds. Thyroid UK displayed and sold pieces of work by local professional artists such as Wendy Asprey and Cécile Boswell Brown at the exhibition in Tonbridge, Kent.
See This Is Kent.co.uk for full story

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