SAD SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Two debt charities have warned that the number of people seeking their help with rising debts has risen significantly.

o Citizens Advice report that the number of people wanting help with mortgage arrears rose by 35 per cent for January and February 2008 compared with the same period in 2007. And debt problems of all kinds account for nearly a Continue reading

PROFIT BEFORE RESPONSIBILITY AT TESCO?

The NSPCC has criticised retailer Tesco for selling padded plunge bras for seven to eight year old girls.

Tesco has defended its right to make a profit from the market and told the media: “It is a product designed for girls at that self-conscious age when they are just developing and is designed to cover up, not flatter”. Continue reading

CHARITY SUE GOOGLE

US internet search engine Google has been accused of having “warped value system” and stifling freedom of speech after it refused to carry an advertisement for abortion news and views from a British Christian charity. (Daily Mail)

The Christian Institute and the Daily Mail point out that Google are happy to carry ads for pornography, group sex, extra-marital affairs, weapons, witchcraft, and loans with APR’s of 1000 percent.

The Institute is suing Google under the Equality Act 2006 on the grounds that it is illegally discriminating against Christian groups.

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PROFITABLE KILLING

The RSPCA has attacked the culling of grey squirrels to encourage the breeding of the endangered red as “ethically dubious” and unlikely to be effective.

A DEFRA funded group calling itself the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership says it has already trapped and shot 15,000 grey squirrels in Northumberland, or .3% out of a national total of up to five million, and aims to have the county free of all greys by next year. Continue reading

Charity Matters May/June 2008 ISSUE 11

SAD SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Two debt charities have warned that the number of people seeking their help with rising debts has risen significantly.

PROFIT BEFORE RESPONSIBILITY AT TESCO?
The NSPCC has criticised retailer Tesco for selling padded plunge bras for seven to eight year old girls….

CHARITY SUE GOOGLE
US internet search engine Google has been accused of having “warped value system” and stifling freedom of speech after it refused to carry an advertisement for….

PROFITABLE KILLING
The RSPCA has attacked the culling of grey squirrels to encourage the breeding of the endangered red as “ethically dubious” and unlikely to be effective….

BBC BENT?
Further criticism is being heaped on the BBC for receiving money for sponsorship for such events as Children in Need….

REWARDED HONESTY
A charity shop assistant in California found £15,000 in cash in some clothing that had been donated, and returned it to the donors. (Daily Telegraph)….