13 April 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
MSPs urged to attend M.E. awareness event
Campaigning MSP Mary Fee, convener of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Group on M.E. has organised an event at Holyrood on Tuesday, 8 May, to mark M.E. Awareness Week. She is inviting fellow politicians to join her in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament for the event which includes speeches from M.E. patient Jo Bluett and Dr Gregor Purdie, a medical practitioner and advisor to Dumfries Health Board.
Coalition to stick to tax plan
The Government will stick to its plan to cap tax relief on charitable donations, says Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander. The Liberal Democrat MP told the BBC there were "very good reasons" for the cap - to ensure the very wealthy were paying a slice of their income to the exchequer. Charities say the cap will hit big donations and have urged a rethink.
New support group
A new support group for people with M.E. is being set up in Maryport, Cumbria.Its first drop in session will take place at Solway Court, Crosby Street, from 1pm on Wednesday, 18 April.
Workington Times and Star, p 9
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