Booktrust, the charity set up to encourage reading, has been told it will lose all £13m of its government funding next year for its books for children programmes, Bookstart, Booktime and Booked Up.
The British Heart Foundation has criticised the decision of the television regulator Ofcom to allow product placement on television programmes.
The Prince of Wales has been forced to cancel a visit to the Cotswold Care Hospice, in Gloucestershire – a trip he has made, as the charity's patron, for the past 20 years – because of the bad weather.
The Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has beaten Spanish player Rafael Nadal in 'The Match for Africa' – the first of two charity matches the pair will play. Money from the games will go towards the Roger Federer Foundation and the Fundacion Rafael Nadal.