News round up: One in three young people ‘lack parental support’

    Almost one in three young people ‘lack parental support’

    Almost one in three young people in the UK do not receive the support they need from their parents, a study published today shows.

    Just under a third of the 1,109 young people aged 16 to 25 who took part in The Prince’s Trust charity’s study said neither of their parents had witnessed or celebrated the proudest moment of their lives with them.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Swine flu fears grow as NHS staff shun vaccine

    The Department of Health has ordered NHS bosses across England to ensure that frontline staff get immunised against swine flu amid growing signs that many doctors and nurses intend to shun the vaccine.

    Read more on this story in The GuardianLand of pay and dismay in UK

    BRITONS make more money than other Europeans – but have a far worse quality of life, a study reveals.

    Our average household income of £35,730 a year is more than £10,000 above Europe’s average.

    But we work longer, have fewer holidays, shorter life expectancy and lower standards of health and education, said the report from uSwitch.com.

    Read more on this story in The Sun

    One in ten white boys fails to get five GCSEs as fears grow their futures will be ‘blighted’

    One in ten white boys is leaving school with no real qualifications, figures reveal.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

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