Charities in today's national news
A survey by the NSPCC says that two in five new mothers have struggled to cope with the demands of parenting during the first few weeks after birth, with a similar proportion admitting getting angry with their baby.
The Shakespeare Schools Festival charity is aiming to give children of all abilities and backgrounds a love of the Bard.
A scheme to open part of the hard shoulder of the M4 in Berkshire has been criticised by the road safety charity Brake, which fears it could hinder emergency service vehicles.
Brainwave, a charity for children with disabilities based in Bridgwater, Somerset, celebrated its 30th birthday with a visit from its royal president, the Countess of Wessex.