National media briefing: Age UK, the big society, the RSPB, RBS - and an LS Lowry is donated to the Red Cross

Charities in today's national news

Age UK applauds the government’s decision to scrap retirement at 65.

See the Daily Mail for full story


Volunteers express scepticism about the big society.

See The Scotsman for full story


The RSPB describes as "depressing reading" a government report showing a steep decline in bird numbers.

See the Daily Mail for full story


The Royal Bank of Scotland opens a community fund for charities in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

See The Scotsman for full story


A limited-edition print signed by the artist LS Lowry is handed into a Red Cross charity shop in Wales.

See BBC News for full story

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