15 February 2012
A summary of recent M.E. related stories in the news. Headlines appearing in the media as dated.
Another Lords defeat for Government on welfare
The Coalition Government has suffered another defeat in the House of Lords over its controversial plans to reform the welfare system. Peers yesterday backed an amendment to the Welfare Reform Bill overturning a move to cut payments to specific council tenants with one spare bedroom, by 10 votes. The bill will now go back before MPs who are expected to reverse the decision.
Business analyst Phil Turner from Cawston, Norfolk, who was diagnosed with M.E. six years ago, is training once a week in a bid to realise his life-long ambition of running in the London Marathon. He hopes to raise £1,400 for Action for M.E. through sponsorship. To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Philip-Turner4
Eastern Daily Press, p 16
It's Time for Action now
Together we can build the momentum needed to fight the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by Britain’s 250,000 people with M.E., writes Action for M.E. Chief Executive Sir Peter Spencer in a letter to the Editor urging people to sign up for the Time for Action campaign online and forward the www.timeforaction.org.uk/time-for-action link to their family, friends, relations and colleagues.
Western Morning News, p 11
New forum for students
The Student Hub section on our website is packed with useful facts to help young people manage their condition while at college or university and links to a new interactive online forum, writes Action for M.E. Chief Executive, Sir Peter Spencer in a letter to the Editor.
Medway Messenger, p 23
Tavistock Times Gazette, p 4
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