National media briefing: Action for Blind People, the National Trust, supermarket food donations, philanthropist turns down invitation to palace, and the Royal British Legion

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A lack of employment opportunities for young blind people is endangering their independence, says Action for Blind People.

See BBC News for full story

Heritage sites around the country will be ruined by wind farms after 300ft turbines were given the go-ahead near one of England's most important historic ruins, the National Trust has warned.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Supermarkets and restaurants should be forced to donate food they cannot sell to charities, the Labour MP Kerry McCarthy has said.

See the Press Association for full story

Jack Petchey, a philanthropist being honoured by the Queen after giving more than £100m to charity, has turned down an invitation to Buckingham Palace — so he can celebrate with "his people".

See the London Evening Standard for full story

Justice secretary Kenneth Clarke launched an attack on the Royal British Legion, accusing it of getting carried away with conspiracy theories about the government’s controversial plans to extend secrecy over investigations into military deaths.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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