National media briefing: Rape Crisis, Blue Cross, US study on generosity by state and Balance North East

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The charity Rape Crisis has criticised the Respect MP George Galloway after he suggested the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is wanted in Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault, was accused of nothing more than "bad sexual etiquette".

See BBC News for full story

The animal welfare charity Blue Cross has warned that tougher sentencing is not enough to prevent attacks by dogs, as stiffer penalties for owners of dangerous dogs that attack people in public come into force.

See The Independent for full story

A new study by the US charities newspaper Chronicle of Philanthropy on the generosity of Americans suggests that states with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity.

See The Scotsman for full story

The alcohol charity Balance North East has backed a police crackdown on underage drinking in Sunderland.

See the Sunderland Echo for full story

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