Age UK applauds the government’s decision to scrap retirement at 65.
Volunteers express scepticism about the big society.
The RSPB describes as "depressing reading" a government report showing a steep decline in bird numbers.
The Royal Bank of Scotland opens a community fund for charities in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
A limited-edition print signed by the artist LS Lowry is handed into a Red Cross charity shop in Wales.