National media briefing: Crisis, Breast Cancer Care, the Simon Community - and rabbit hutch owners could be breaking the law

Charities in today's national news

Crisis has warned that £1.8bn of housing benefit cuts proposed by the government could lead to a worsening of homelessness and debt problems.

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TV presenter Denise Van Outen has begun training in preparation for a seven-day trek across the Andes to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.

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The BBC profiles the work of homeless charity the Simon Community, which distributes sandwiches to more than 100 rough sleepers twice a week.

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Rabbit hutches sold in Britain are so small they are tantamount to animal cruelty, with the result that some pet owners could be breaking the law, the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund warns.

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