National media briefing

Tobacco smuggling, a royal motorbike ride and a Beefy walk

Construction of a hospice in Hampshire for terminally ill teenagers could halt after a charity is unable to retrieve funds from Icelandic banks to pay for building work
See Times Online for full story

Cancer Research UK claims ending tobacco smuggling could prevent 4,000  UK deaths a year
See Telegraph.co.uk for full story

A Zambian newspaper reports that British taxpayers are to foot the security bill for Prince William and Harry's charity motorbike ride across Africa
See the Zambian Times for full story

Former England cricketer Ian Botham kicks off a 52-mile trek through nine towns across the UK to raise cash for Leukaemia Research
See BBC News for full story

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