National media briefing: National Numeracy, the NSPCC, the Victoria Climbié Trust, the Red Cross, Action for Children, Elephant Family, animal charities welcome circus law and Caritas

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Poor numeracy is blighting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives, says National Numeracy, a charity launched to champion better maths skills.

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Children’s charities including the NSPCC and the Victoria Climbié Trust are urging communities to report witchcraft-related abuse, after police warn the practice is a growing threat to children in Britain.

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The Red Cross and the Syrian Red Crescent are expected to arrive in the Baba Amr district of Homs today, delivering food and medical supplies.

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A second giant fibreglass egg that went missing while on display in London as part of an Easter egg hunt for Action for Children and Elephant Family has been recovered by police.

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Laws to stop tigers, camels, zebras and snakes being used as performing animals in circuses have been announced by the government after a campaign for the ban by animal charities.

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Marillac House, a hostel for homeless young mothers and their babies in Manchester is having to close after 30 years because Manchester City Council cut funding to Caritas, the charity arm of the Salford Roman Catholic Diocese, which runs the hostel.

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