National media briefing: Yvette Cooper on the big society, Bill Clinton, the National Library of Scotland and Samaritans in Ireland

Charities in today's national news

Shadow work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper describes the government’s big society programme as a "big con".
See BBC News for full story

Bill Clinton says Aids charities spend too much on bureaucracy, reports and unnecessary trips.
See The Guardian for full story

The Scottish government’s plans to give ministers power to direct policy at the National Library of Scotland come under attack.
See The Scotsman for full story

Samaritans in Ireland says volunteer numbers are increasing because of people being made redundant.
See The Irish Times for full story

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