National Media Briefing

Barnardo’s has its say on Baby P, medical charities demand better training for doctors and health and safety fears force the closure of a raft race fundraiser

Martin Narey, chief executive of Barnado's, has courted controversy by claiming that Baby P could have been perceived by society as a "parasitic yob", had he lived into his teens.
See Guardian.co.uk for full story

The National Gulf Veterans and Families Association has criticised a tribunal's decision to award almost £200,000 to a lesbian soldier who suffered a campaign of harassment.
See Thesun.co.uk for full story

Medical charities are demanding improved training for doctors after National Audit Office figures suggest people nearing death face a postcode lottery in the quality of palliative care available to them.
See Guardian.co.uk for full story

Organisers of a charity raft race in West Sussex that raised £13,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support this year claim health and safety restrictions have forced them to close the annual event.
See Mail Online for full story

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