National Media Briefing

Children in Need tones it down, criticism for Northern Rock and birdwatchers mourn the death of a rare nighthawk

The BBC is to tone down the fundraising aspect of this year's Children in Need to reflect the economic downturn in the UK.
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Credit Action has accused newly nationalised bank Northern Rock of being overly aggressive in home repossessions.
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Campaign group the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education has lost £1.9m - a quarter of its assets - in collapsed Icelandic banks.
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The RSPB has reported the death of a rare nighthawk, hit by a car upon arrival on the Isles of Scilly after a 3000-mile flight across the Atlantic.
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