Media digest: 31 July

Third Sector's pick of the top news stories from today's papers and news feeds. The Princes' Trust, Child Poverty Action Group and FPA feature today.

Princes Trust launches campaign to show British youth in a new light

The Princes trust is launching a new PR campaign which aims to portray British youth in a more positive light. The charity aims to work with the BBC and YouTube during the charity's National Youth Week in November.

Full story from PR Week

Charity campaigns for sex rights for people with learning disabilities

Family planning charity fpa is launching a new campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of a healthy sex life to those with learning disabilities. The ‘It's My Right!', the campaign is also designed to promote good sexual health.
Full story from Healthcare Republic
Breast cancer charities urge caution over 'Breastlight' device

Cancer charities have urged caution over the invention of a new device which designers claim can help detect breast cancer. The Breastlight involves shining a bright red light through the breast to show up any changes, such as lumps. Antonia Dean, of Breast Cancer Care, said the device could make people believe that lumps were the only signs of breast cancer.
Full story from the Scotsman

Jewish charity reports rise in anti-Semitic incidents

A Jewish charity has reported an increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the UK.There were 266 incidents up to June this year, compared with 244 last year, according to the Community Security Trust.

Full story from the BBC

Child poverty charity slams British Gas rate increases

The Child Poverty Action Group has criticised British Gas for increasing the price of gas by 35 per cent and electricity by 9 per cent. Chief executive Kate Green said: "These staggering energy price hikes risk hitting the poorest families hardest. At a time when the cost of living is rising this is bad news for families and will cause further fuel poverty."
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