National media briefing: Hope and Aid Direct, Nelly Furtado to donate Gaddafi concert fee, Bieber plugs charity: water, Plantlife

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Several UK-based charities, including Hope and Aid Direct, which are raising money for foreign countries that will no longer receive aid from the UK, have told of their deep concern over the plans.
See Channel 4 News for full story

Four years after performing at a private concert for Libya's Gaddafi family, the singer Nelly Furtado has announced she will donate her £615,500 fee to charity.
See The Guardian for full story

The pop star Justin Bieber used his birthday to boost charity: water's funds by asking his millions of Twitter followers to make donations.
See Metro for full story

Non-native garden plants pose a threat to the countryside including national parks, a report by the charity Plantlife has revealed.
See BBC News for full story

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