National media briefing: the WRVS; Barnardo's; Rape Crisis and Newham Action Against Domestic Violence; and man charged with fraud

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Nearly 200,000 elderly men in Britain are living in extreme loneliness but are often unwilling to seek help or companionship because of a "stiff upper lip", the Women's Royal Voluntary Service has warned.

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Kevin Wright, 48, has been charged with nine counts of fraud and 11 of theft, with some of the offences relating to children's charities and appeal funds.

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As many as 89 five to 11-year-olds were banned from classes for physical and verbal violence every school day last year, Department for Education statistics revealed yesterday – but the charity Barnardo’s has warned that exclusion is not the best option.

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A centre has opened near the Olympic Park in east London to tackle an anticipated rise in domestic and sexual abuse linked to the games – it will be run by Newham Council and charities including Rape Crisis and Newham Action Against Domestic Violence.

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