National media briefing: big society, Alzheimer Scotland, the Halo Trust and José Carreras fights leukaemia

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing

Three in five members of the public think the big society is a smokescreen to cover up the effects of the cuts, according to a new poll.

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Alzheimer Scotland is to receive £300,000 to help fund specialist nurses, the Scottish government has announced.

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Scottish landmine clearance charity Halo Trust might have to cut jobs after losing a court case over a £3.5m government contract.

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Opera singer José Carreras has been honoured at the annual Crystal Awards in Davos, Switzerland, for his charity work in the fight against leukaemia.

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