OUR WRITE TO THE FUTURE. The closing date for this writing competition for 10 to 16-year-olds, launched on Anne Frank Day, has been extended to December 14. Prizes include a visit to the Anne Frank House, Amsterdam. Details: 0181 340 9077.

BARCLAYS NEW FUTURES AWARDS. A total of Pounds 1 million, together with professional advice, support and materials, is on offer to schools to fund local community projects. Previous winning projects include anti-bullying and anti-drug campaigns, IT classes run by teenagers for the unemployed and initiatives to improve racial tolerance and literacy and numeracy skills. The scheme is run in association with Community Service Volunteers. Closing date for entries: December 14. Details: 0171 221 7883 or 0171 278 6601.

Publications CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME: YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED. This free guide written by a retired doctor and his wife (a CFS sufferer) aims to help patients and their families manage the condition properly. Send 30p postage to: The Erskine Press, The Old Bakery, Banham, Norwich NR16 2HW.

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