National media briefing: Barnardo's, the Military Wives Choir, Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence and Oxfam

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Teenage students from poor backgrounds are being forced to drop out of college because the government's replacement for the educational maintenance allowance is "unfair and totally inadequate", according to a new report by the children’s charity Barnardo’s.

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The Military Wives Choir, which topped the singles chart at Christmas, has raised more than £500,000 for the Royal British Legion and the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association.

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More children are starting school before they are fully toilet trained, according to a survey by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers and the charity Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence.

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The international community will fail to provide effective help during humanitarian emergencies unless aid charities and governments based in the world's poorest countries are given more resources to prevent disasters from developing in the first place, Oxfam has warned.

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