National media briefing: Age Concern and Help the Aged, ChildLine, Money Advice Trust, World Cancer Research Fund, Diabetes UK Scotland

Charities in today's national news

The charity formed by the merger of Age Concern and Help the Aged has called on ministers to act after figures showed the UK has the fourth-highest level of poverty among people aged over 65 in Europe.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8169859.stm

ChildLine says the number of boys calling its helpline has doubled over the last five years.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8169763.stm

Debt charity the Money Advice Trust calls on debt managers to be more transparent about their fees.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1202151/Debt-managers-clear-fees-says-charity.html


The World Cancer Research Fund warns coffee lovers that some iced coffees can contain up to a quarter of a woman's daily calorie allowance.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1202402/Beware-coffees-25-daily-calories.html


Diabetes UK Scotland has said those living in the poorest areas of Scotland are 64 per cent more at risk of diabetes than those living in affluent areas.

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Diabetes-hits-poor-hardest.5495033.jp

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