National media briefing: Unicef, Alcohol Research UK, Citizens Advice and the Elton John Aids Foundation

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National media briefing
National media briefing

British children are caught in a "materialistic trap" in which they are unable to spend enough time with their families, according to a report by Unicef.

See The Guardian for full story


The price of alcohol is "obscenely low" and heavy drinkers are being subsidised by ordinary shoppers in supermarkets, according to the newly launched charity Alcohol Research UK.

See The Guardian for full story


Benefit claimants could be plunged into debt under plans to pay state benefits monthly rather than fortnightly, Citizens Advice has warned.

See Metro for full story


The singer Sir Elton John is suing a banker for failing to honour a £700,000 charity auction bid in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.

See the Daily Mirror for full story

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