The family behind retail assets including the department store Fortnum and Mason has given an estimated £58m to charity after revenue and profits climbed last year.
A pilot project run by Strathclyde Police and the charity Includem, working with teenage gang members in Glasgow, has seen a drop in their offending, according to a report by the charity.
Charities hand-picked by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to benefit from their wedding day could have to wait until next year before they receive any of the £1m raised.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, founded by the composer, is to fund a new theatre in Inverclyde, Scotland, for some of the UK's most socially disadvantaged youngsters.
Somali refugees have been abandoning babies at a camp in Dadaab, Kenya, according to Save the Children, which has placed record numbers of Somali children with foster families in recent months.