National media briefing: David Cameron relaunches the big society, Francis Maude promises to unlock charity assets, Alcohol Concern, and Cancerkin

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to relaunch his flagship initiative, the big society, and declare it his defining "mission in politics".

See the Daily Mail for full story

Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, has promised to help unlock £78bn of charitable assets to help build the big society.

See The Guardian for full story

The number of people admitted to hospital in the UK because of problem drinking could rise to 1.5 million a year by 2015, the charity Alcohol Concern says.

See BBC News for full story

Dame Judi Dench and Danni Minogue are among the celebrities who have decorated bras to help raise funds for a new Jewish centre in London and for the breast cancer charity Cancerkin.

See BBC News for full story

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