National media briefing: United Services Organisation, Children are Unbeatable, Greenpeace and deadly drugs given to the elderly

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The actor Charlie Sheen has pledged $1m (£639,000) to the US military charity the United Services Organisation and promised to donate more if his new television show Anger Management becomes a hit.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

A group of children's charities called the Children are Unbeatable coalition has called for a ban on smacking youngsters to be introduced in Scotland.

See BBC News for full story

Motorists faced delays at petrol pumps as environmental campaigners from Greenpeace launched a protest at an oil firm’s plans to drill in the Arctic.

See The Independent for full story

Charities have warned that tens of thousands of older people's lives are being put at risk by the use of potentially deadly drugs, according to new figures.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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