National media briefing: Children in Need, Unicef, Cirencester Housing for Young People, Diabetes UK, Care International, the Daycare Trust, the Consumer Credit Counselling Service and William Hague

Charities in today's national news

East Midlands Tory MEP Roger Helmer criticises Children in Need for giving £28,000 to the Travellers' School Charity.

See the Daily Mail for full story


The director of emergency operations for Unicef calls on the world to step up donations in response to the Pakistan floods.

See BBC News for full story


Cirencester Housing for Young People, a charity that houses homeless 16-to-25-year-olds, is losing its £116,000-a-year funding from Gloucestershire County Council after being told it was not offering the required level of support.

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Diabetes UK is investigating whether fibre-rich foods, such as garlic and asparagus, can prevent weight loss and diabetes.

See The Guardian for full story


Iraq’s deputy justice minister says the man convicted of the murder in 2004 of Care International employee Margaret Hassan has escaped from prison.

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The Daycare Trust says figures showing UK families spend 33 per cent of net income on childcare, more than any other country in the developed world, are "of huge concern".

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The Consumer Credit Counselling Service warns some people will lose their homes if a prediction by the Policy Exchange that interest rates could rise to 8 per cent in two years is correct.

See the Daily Express for full story


The Daily Mail advises William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, to consign one of his "boy band" outfits to a charity shop.

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