National media briefing: Booktrust, Age UK, Barnardo's, Scope, the Children's Society, the British Council and retail guru says charity shops need makeover

Charities in today's news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has been named the nation's favourite children's book, in a vote by the reading charity Booktrust.

See BBC News for full story

Moves to cut green levies in an effort to reduce energy bills would backfire by harming the most vulnerable and driving up the cost of gas and electricity, the Chancellor, George Osborne, is being warned by charities including Age UK, Barnardo's, Scope and the Children's Society.

See The Independent for full story

Recruitment agents who sign up overseas students for British universities will be subjected to new vetting procedures set up by the British Council amid warnings over a sharp rise in the number of foreigners entering the country.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Charity shops need a makeover if they are to help revive high streets, the retail guru Mary Portas has claimed.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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