National Media Briefing

War on Want wants living wage for Primark suppliers, Shelter welcomes 'mortgage holiday' plans and a North Sea charity swim is called off

Anti-poverty charity War on Want claims that high street chain Primark is paying foreign workers making clothes as little as 7p an hour.
See Press Association for full story

Housing charity Shelter welcomes Prime Minister Gordon Brown's ‘mortgage holiday' plans, announced in the Queen's Speech on Wednesday.
See Times Online for full story

Human rights organisations including Liberty welcome the European Court of Human Rights' criticism of police powers to hold DNA samples from suspects subsequently cleared of wrong-doing.
See Independent.co.uk for full story

Compassion in World Farming claims that 80 per cent of farms across five European countries carry out illegal farming practices.
See Independent.co.uk for full story

A Christmas fundraising swim in the North Sea to benefit Marie Curie Cancer Care has been cancelled because of rising costs.
See BBC News for full story

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