The animal welfare charities the RSPCA and World Horse Welfare have praised the organisers of the Grand National for taking measures to reduce the risks to horses.
The gambling charity GamCare says the effect of using fixed-odds betting terminals can be "devastating".
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The charity Karma Nirvana is working with a further education college in Derby on a programme to tackle forced marriage and "honour" abuse.
Action on Smoking and Health Wales is backing a campaign to make a village completely smoke-free by asking people not to smoke in outdoor or indoor public places.