The former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer has launched his own foundation to support disabled people, called the Alan Shearer Foundation, with the aim of raising £250,000 a year.
The animal charities OneKind and the Captive Animals' Protection Society are urging people to boycott the Bobby Roberts Super Circus, which is arriving in Edinburgh next week.
Butterfly numbers fell by more than a fifth across the UK countryside last year, a study by Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
The Liverpool striker Craig Bellamy has signed a deal with the club's kit manufacturer Warrior that will see his sponsorship fee used to support his Craig Bellamy Foundation in Sierra Leone.
Sites for 60 new large woodlands marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee have been announced by the Woodland Trust.