National media briefing: Booktrust, the Terrence Higgins Trust, Inclusion Ireland, the Badger Trust and the Howard League for Penal Reform

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has denied he was involved in any wrongdoing amid claims his aides intervened to help secure £12m of public money for Booktrust, a charity linked to his wife.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story


The Terrence Higgins Trust has said there is still a stigma attached to HIV, as new figures released on World Aids Day on Saturday reveal that one in four people in the UK who have HIV don’t know it.

See BBC News for full story


Inclusion Ireland
, an Irish charity that supports people with intellectual disabilities, has called for an end to the use of the term ‘lunatics’ in Irish law to describe people with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems.

See BBC News for full story


Sir David Attenborough will appear in the video for an anti-badger cull music single that is raising money for the Badger Trust in the battle for the Christmas number one spot.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story


More than 2,000 primary school-age children in England and Wales were arrested last year, an average of six a day, according to the Howard League for Penal Reform.

See The Independent for full story

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