National media briefing: Shelter Cymru, Cancer Research UK, the Sutton Trust and Children in Need

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

Councils should use their powers to bring empty privately-owned homes back into use for people with housing needs, says the homelessness charity Shelter Cymru.

See BBC News for full story

Thousands of scarves have been wrapped around part of the York City Walls by a York woman to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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GCSEs should be taken at the age of 14, after which pupils could specialise in academic or vocational courses, says a report for the education charity The Sutton Trust.

See BBC News for full story

BBC newsreaders took pop star Lady Gaga as their inspiration at this year's BBC Children in Need fundraising telethon, which has raised more than £18 million so far.

See the Daily Telegraph for full story

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