The footballer Steven Gerrard has been named a founding partner of Alder Hey Children's Charity after making a £500,000 donation to the Liverpool hospital.
Eric Lefkofsky, the chief executive of the discount deal website Groupon, has become the latest billionaire to sign away half his fortune to charity.
The UK is facing a "rent debt crisis", according to debt charity Money Advice Trust, with rent arrears being the fastest growing debt problem.
The UN children's charity, Unicef, says one in three children under five worldwide have not had their births registered.
Millions of dog owners neglect their pets, failing even to take them on proper walks, a study by the PDSA claims.