Age UK has admitted it has made money by passing its customers on to the Nursing Homes Fees Agency, the financial advice firm that was fined £10.5m for selling inappropriate investments to thousands to pensioners.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were among the audience for a concert by Take That star Gary Barlow to raise funds for the Prince's Trust and The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry.
Macmillan Cancer Support is one of 30 charities to warn that thousands of seriously ill cancer patients will be forced to take medical tests and face "back-to-work" interviews, despite assurances from ministers that they would not make it harder for the sick to get welfare.
BBC Radio Lancashire has launched a Christmas appeal to help the homeless and those living in extreme poverty by donating tinned goods. It has teamed up with four charities: Help the Homeless in Chorley, Nightsafe in Blackburn, Vincent House in Blackpool and Emmaus in Burnley.