12 April 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Planners may sink 100ft model of Titanic
A man who spent 12 years building a 100ft model of the Titanic in his canal-side garden may have his work scuppered by council officials. Stan Fraser, 47, who has M.E., failed to get planning permission from the Highland Council for the 1:10 scale model which opened to the public yesterday, 100 years on from the vessel’s ill-fated maiden voyage.
Daily Mail, p 34 and online
Scottish Daily Mail, p 25
Charity gifts threatened
The Government is considering making concessions over plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations. A survey by the Charities Aid Foundation found that nearly nine out of 10 charity executives believe the plans will severely hit gifts from major donors.
The Guardian, p 5
Exams on hold
The family of a teenager who has had to give up going to school and put her GCSEs on hold after being diagnosed with CFS are hoping to organise an awareness-raising event in their village later this year. Marie Edes, 15, of Kingston St Michael, Wiltshire, became ill last year.
New support group
A new support group for people with M.E. and fibromyalgia will meet at the Wyre Club House in Lord Street, Fleetwood, Lancashire. For more details contact Lee on 01253 870936 or Jason on 07732 010807.
Fleetwood Weekly News, p 12
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