National Media Briefing

Asylum seekers' charities come under fire from a Government minister, calls to help horses in transit and the Variety Club plays host to a galaxy of stars

Immigration minister Phil Woolas has accused charities that support asylum seekers of undermining the law.
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Animal charity World Horse Welfare has called on the European Commission to introduce new rules to prevent the suffering of horses transported for slaughter.
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Breast cancer charities have urged caution over research that has suggested joining a support group could double a woman's chances of surviving breast cancer.
See The Daily Mail for full story

Children's charity the Variety Club has honoured stars such as Sir Michael Caine and Noel Edmonds at its 56th Annual Showbiz Awards.
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