Charities in today's national news
Families in the UK are among the worst off in Europe for housing costs, spending more than 40 per cent of their household income on rent, mortgage payments and other living costs, according to the housing charity Shelter.
The Marine Conservation Society says it is impossible for shoppers to know where the fish they are buying has come from, after a report by the consumer group Which? found that supermarkets' claims about the sustainability of fish are "misleading and meaningless".
Mental health campaigners, including the Scottish Association for Mental Health, have demanded better services for people with suicidal feelings.
A bank worker and treasurer of Help for Heroes has pleaded guilty to stealing more than £9,000 from the armed forces charity at Prince William’s RAF base and been given a suspended prison sentence.