National media briefing: the Sutton Trust, St Mungo's, StepChange and Cancer Research UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The brightest boys from poor homes in England and Scotland are at least two and a half years behind in reading compared with those from the richest homes, says a study for the Sutton Trust.

See BBC News for full story

A group of Muslims in London have invited people from other communities, including residents from the homelessness charity St Mungo’s, to join them in a 'Ramadan tent' as they break their fast at sunset during the month of Ramadan.

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More than 30,000 people with payday loans have sought debt advice from the charity StepChange in the first six months of 2013 – almost as many as in the whole of 2012.

See The Guardian for full story

Cancer Research UK has criticised the government’s decision to delay plans to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in the UK.

See The Independent for full story

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