National media briefing: 'dementia catastrophe'; a charity for a murdered woman; the Health and Social Care Bill; make staff part-time, says Lord Wei; and the Royal British Legion

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Britain is facing a "dementia catastrophe" unless Alzheimer’s is tackled with the same aggression as the fight against Aids, charities are warning.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The husband and family of the young Irish woman found strangled in her hotel bedroom on her honeymoon, Michaela McAreavey, are to set up a charity in her memory.

See BBC News for full story

Eight leading health charities, including the British Heart Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society and mental health charity Rethink, have joined the chorus of concern over the Health and Social Care Bill.

See The Guardian for full story

Councils should consider making staff go part-time to help bring down costs and free people to do unpaid work in the community, according to David Cameron's big society tsar, Lord Wei.

See The Guardian for full story

The Royal British Legion has accused the Prime Minister of going back on his word to set in law a military covenant between the nation and its troops.

See BBC News for full story

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