Press Roundup Friday 13 August 2010

Press Roundup Friday 13 August 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily by George Fitzherbert-Brockholes, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids

Economy & Politics:

David Miliband hits it rich in leadership race as stars back Burnham and Balls
• Labour frontrunner's war chest tops £200,000?• Ken Follett and Jamie Carragher back rivals
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/aug/13/labour-leadership-donatio...

Governments talking to dissidents: McGuinness
The British government has talked to dissident republicans in recent weeks, Martin McGuinness has told the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-10953368

Peace & War:

Liam Fox - 'Radical reform' planned for MoD
Defence Secretary Liam Fox is due to set out plans to overhaul the Ministry of Defence, in a speech in London.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10960440

Community & Family:

Sons 'with fond childhood memories of fathers more stable'
Sons who have fond childhood memories of their fathers are more likely to be emotionally stable in the face of day-to-day stresses, a new study has found.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7940970/Sons-with-fond-chil...

Education & Culture:

Pupils do better at school if teachers are not fixated on test results
Institute of Education study finds exam performance improves if students concentrate on learning rather than grades
http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/aug/13/exam-test-results-teachi...

Sex & Gender:

Gay marriage can go ahead in California – if no one objects, says judge
In a ruling that sets the stage for yet another showdown in a seemingly never-ending legal battle which is destined eventually to reach the Supreme Court, a judge in San Francisco has decided that same-sex weddings must be allowed to resume in California next week.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/gay-marriage-can-go-ahe...

Crime & Justice:

Anti-terrorism law arrests fail to secure convictions

Just one person in eight arrested under anti-terror laws is eventually found guilty and the proportion was even lower last year, new research has disclosed.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/antiterrorism-law-arrests...

Televised 'confession' of Iranian stoning convict causes outrage
US, UK and Amnesty protest as defence lawyer claims incriminating statement was the result of torture
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/televised-confession-of...

Life & Death:

Patients dying because NHS ignores warnings from safety agency - report
• Poor response to 57 alerts on drug and surgery issues?• Minister says unsafe care will not be tolerated
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2010/aug/13/nhs-regulator-safety-patie...

Fears over £65bn 'NHS mortgage'
The NHS in England faces a total bill of £65bn for new hospitals built under the private finance initiative (PFI), figures obtained by the BBC indicate.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-10882522

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