Daily News Roundup – 27 September 2013

Categories: In The Media.

Government to amend lobbying regulation plans

BBC News

The government has proposed a series of amendments to its lobbying bill, after charities and voluntary groups raised concerns they could be gagged.

Acevo and NCVO step up action on lobbying bill

Civil Society

Two of the sector’s most politically influential organisations are piling pressure on the government on the lobbying bill, with Acevo launching a commission to investigate its impact, and NCVO seeking to feed into government’s amendments to allay charities’ worries.

Will Parliament assist assisted dying?

BBC News

On Monday the Conservative MP Richard Ottaway will give a talk at his party conference entitled “Last rights: How close is Parliament to legalising assisted dying? Article written by Mark D’Arcy, BBC News parliamentary correspondent

Lottery grants do not ‘crowd out’ other sources of funding, research finds

Third Sector

Research by the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, based on a study led by Sarah Smith, suggests lottery grants actually bring other funding in.

We need this centre to hold families together in grief

Coventry Telegraph

Counsellor Susie Martin from Coventry tells health reporter Cara Simpson why a specialist bereavement centre is desperately needed for Coventry and Warwickshire.

TV mogul Phil Redmond launches hospice appeal

Chester Chronicle

Professor Phil Redmond, creator of TV’s Brookside, Grange Hill and Hollyoaks welcomed more than 70 people to his Tarporley home to launch St Luke’s Cheshire Hospice President’s Appeal.

GPs could provide 24-hour care for the frail and elderly, says RCGP chair


GPs practices could provide 24-hour care for frail and elderly patients both – in and out of hospital – if given additional funding, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has said.

St Margaret’s Hospice, Yeovil, to build new facility for patients

Western Gazette

St Margaret’s Hospice in Yeovil has sought planning permission to build an extra facility to help patients move out of care and back into their homes.

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