National media briefing: Antenatal Results and Choices, London Re-Use, a charity trading day and Bath Place Community Venture

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The charity Antenatal Results and Choices has criticised the BBC soap The Archers for trivialising abortion after a poll was posted on the Radio 4 show’s website asking whether a character expecting a Down’s syndrome baby should terminate the pregnancy.

See the Daily Mail for full story

More than 7,000 household items used during the Olympics and Paralympics by officials and journalists are to be donated for use by homeless people and those in need as part of a scheme by the charity London Re-Use.

See BBC News for full story

Mo Farah and Lewis Hamilton took part in a charity trading day at City firm BGC Partners, many of whose New York staff died in the 11 September attacks.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Bath Place Community Venture is likely to have to move from the high street that it helped to regenerate as a ‘Portas pilot’ to make way for the development of luxury flats.

See The Guardian for full story


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