National media briefing: the Campaign to End Loneliness, Médecins Sans Frontières, Greenpeace and BBC Children in Need

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

As many as one in 10 patients might be visiting GP surgeries because they are lonely, not because they are unwell, the Campaign to End Loneliness has claimed.

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Médecins Sans Frontières aid workers struggling to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines have described the situation as bleak, one week after the storm tore into the country.

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The musician Sir Paul McCartney has written to the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, calling for the release of Greenpeace protesters who were arrested during a demonstration against oil drilling in the Arctic eight weeks ago.

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The boy band JLS, the cast of EastEnders and an exclusive scene from the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who are among the highlights of this year's BBC Children in Need, which it is hoped will raise more than £26m. 

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