National media briefing: Help for Heroes, the Wellcome Trust, Alcohol Concern, burglar allegedly stole money from a charity shop, Shelter and Age Endeavour Fellowship

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National media briefing
National media briefing

A British man is hoping to set a new world endurance record by living solo for 60 days on a remote island rock, to raise money for Help for Heroes.

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Some young people in Britain have used drugs for dementia and other conditions to boost their mental performance, a survey carried out by Ipsos Mori for the Wellcome Trust suggests.

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A quarter of MPs believe there is an unhealthy culture of drinking in Parliament, a survey by Alcohol Concern has suggested.

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A convicted burglar is on the run after allegedly stealing money from a charity shop while being left alone with keys during a work placement.

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The jazz star Jamie Cullum is to perform a gig on the rooftop of Shelter’s HQ in London next Tuesday. 

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Retirement has a detrimental impact on mental and physical health, a new study published by the Institute of Economic Affairs and the charity Age Endeavour Fellowship has found. 

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