5 articles the Campaigns Team has been reading this week

NDCS, Sam Aldridge

Sam Aldridge, Campaigns Assistant

This week’s articles were compiled by Sam Aldridge, Campaigns Assistant at the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS).

Every week we’ll be compiling a short list of articles that we’ve noticed in the news and want to share with you. Some of them will be about campaigning and others will be about changes to policy, or relevant policy areas, which may be of interest.

1)   Lobbying Bill: keep calm and carry on campaigning, Liz Hutchins, Guardian Voluntary Sector

The Lobbying Act is a hard pill for charities to swallow. Liz Hutchins explains why it is essential that the sector gets behind the fight to repeal the bill.

2)  David Cameron’s house ‘fracked’ by protestors, Miranda Prynne, The Telegraph

Greenpeace protestors turn the Prime Minister’s country home into a ‘fracking site’ in protest at new pro-drilling laws, the environmental group reveals.

3)   GCSE and A-Level subject range set to be cut back, Sean Coughlan, BBC News

Exam reforms in England will see tougher qualifications for some GCSE and A-level subjects, while others could be scrapped, a watchdog has said.

4)   Now’s the time to make our ask of the political parties, Elizabeth Balgobin, Third Sector

With the general election approaching, charities must state loudly and clearly what they need to do their work, writes columnist Elizabeth Balgobin.

5)   NHS risks ‘chaotic failure’ if parties do not come up with plan to save itCharlie CooperThe Independent

All three political parties must publicly acknowledge the financial crisis faced by the NHS and put solutions at the heart of their 2015 General Election manifestos, health chiefs have said.

Have you seen any articles this week that you liked? Post the link to them in the comments section below and we’ll check them out!

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