National media briefing: the Transform Drug Policy Foundation, Save the Children, Nesta, Family Action and Macmillan Cancer Support

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Charities including the Transform Drug Policy Foundation have expressed concern over a forthcoming documentary that will show the actor Keith Allen taking Class A drugs to show their effects.

See the Daily Mail for full story


Save the Children
has warned of an escalating refugee crisis in the border region between Sudan and South Sudan.

See BBC News for full story


The UK has experienced a "lost decade" of investment in innovation, according to a report by the research fund Nesta.

See BBC News for full story


Children in poor and middle-income families are facing a summer stuck at home as they cut back on days out and leisure activities, the charity Family Action has said.

See BBC News for full story


Doctors and nurses should debunk the myth that cancer patients should simply rest to recover, Macmillan Cancer Support has warned after it found that only a fifth of patients who have been through treatment are told of the benefits of exercise.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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