Cancer sufferers owe their fuel providers as much as £2.8m in overdue payments, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.
The Brooke Weston academy school in Corby, Northamptonshire, has been forced to apologise to the children’s cancer charity Chelsea's Angels after the vice-principal called its sponsored pyjama day a "paedophile's paradise".
The self-employed have four times more debt than people in full or part-time employment, according to a report by debt charity the StepChange Foundation.
A campaign called IF, supported by almost 100 charities, including Oxfam and Tearfund, will be launched this evening in London. Its aim is to address the global hunger crisis.