National media briefing: British Heart Foundation, post-war generation 'should volunteer', British Lung Foundation and unwanted 'handbag' dogs

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A British Heart Foundation store has estimated that it has lost about £50,000 worth of stock in a fire in Kidderminster at the weekend.

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The post-war "baby boom" generation should volunteer for charities when they retire instead of spending their time playing golf, Conservative minister Nick Hurd has suggested.

See Telegraph for full story

The British Lung Foundation has warned that global efforts to fight TB are being undermined by the tobacco industry’s "aggressive promotion" of smoking in some places, after new research has suggested 40 million smokers could die from TB by 2050.

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Animal charities, including the Blue Cross, that are caring for unwanted 'handbag' dogs are having to cope with animals so pampered they have difficulty walking.

See The Guardian for full story

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