National media briefing: Crisis, Nexus Institute, carol singer con and Military Wives

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

People who live on the streets die an average of 30 years before the general population and have a life expectancy of only 47, with drugs and alcohol the biggest killers, according to a report by the charity Crisis.

See The Guardian for full story

The Nexus Institute, an organisation that works with rape victims, has called for more robust monitoring of sex offenders after a serious attack on a 74-year-old woman.

See BBC News for full story

Thieves are posing as carol singers to steal and con money from unsuspecting victims who think they are raising cash for charity, police have warned.

See Press Association for full story

VAT on the Military Wives' Christmas charity single will be given to good causes, the Treasury is expected to announce today.

See Daily Telegraph for full story

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