Butterfly populations could crash as a result of the record-breaking wet weather this spring and summer, Sir David Attenborough has warned as Butterfly Conservation launches its annual survey.
Charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, Sense and Scope, have criticised the government for failing to tackle social care funding, and branded its proposals "empty words".
The Disasters Emergency Committee's East Africa Crisis Appeal has received more than £7m in donations from the Scottish public.
The children's charities Barnardo's, Save the Children and the Children's Society have called for income to remain a central component of the way child poverty is measured, ahead of a government consultation on the issue.
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