Daily News Roundup – 25 April 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Iain Banks posts new message to fans about his terminal cancer

The Guardian

The Scottish writer responds to outpouring of good wishes since his illness was announced.

Lords rubberstamps controversial competition regulations


The House of Lords last night did not vote to annul the government’s controversial competition regulations, amid warnings that it will hinder CCGs’ powers to act in the best interest of their patients and represents a step towards the privatisation of the NHS.

Welsh charity shops hit by new rate relief proposals

Civil Society

The Charity Retail Association is to call an emergency summit after a government-commissioned review of business rates in Wales recommended a sharp drop in rate relief for charity shops.

JustGiving mobile traffic overtakes desktop on marathon day

Civil Society

Mobile traffic to JustGiving’s website overtook traffic from desktop devices for the first time during the London Marathon, with donations from mobile devices topping £300,000 on the day.

Charities ‘must not support political parties on Scottish independence vote’

Third Sector

Draft guidance from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator says that campaigning is allowed but should be limited to promoting the charity’s aims.

PM’s wife invites Naomi House to 10 Downing Street

This is Hampshire

Staff and children from Naomi House were invited by Mrs Cameron to the reception as a way of thanking supporters who have helped the charity throughout its 16-year history.

Dad praises ‘fantastic’ Manorlands hospice team for nursing his young wife in final days

Keighley News

A man whose wife spent her final days at Manorlands has described how they would have struggled to cope without the superb support of the hospice.

Hospice serving East Surrey to run free bereavement in the workplace seminar

Redhill And Reigate Life

St Catherine’s Hospice in Southgate is to host a free seminar on how to cope with employee bereavement in the workplace.

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