National media briefing: tackling reoffending, Walking with Giants Foundation, Marine Conservation Society and Thames 21, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Charities in today's national news

A trade union leader describes justice secretary Ken Clarke’s plans to pay voluntary organisations and private companies by results to reduce re-offending as "ludicrous".
See the Morning Star for full story

Health minister Simon Burns apologises to short people after the dwarfism charity Walking with Giants Foundation criticised him for calling Commons speaker John Bercow a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf".
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The Marine Conservation Society and environmental charity Thames 21 welcome the introduction of a floating rubbish collector on the River Thames.
See BBC News for full story

Maggie Alexander, director of policy at the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity, says a survey showing that older women with cancer are likely to miss out on treatments is a "great cause for concern".
See the Daily Mail for full story

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