National media briefing: the Future Libraries Programme; Dr Karen Woo; Help for Heroes and Status Quo; Business in the Community

Charity news in the national media

Campaign group Libraries for Life says the government’s Future Libraries Programme, which will allow charities to take over libraries, could result in thousands of closures.

See the Daily Mirror for full story


The body of British doctor Karen Woo, who was killed in Afghanistan while working for the charity International Assistance Mission, is flown back to Britain.

See BBC News for full story


Veteran rockers Status Quo are re-releasing their 1986 single In The Army Now to raise money for Help for Heroes.

See the NME for full story


Business in the Community, a charity that champions corporate social responsibility, appoints Simon Harris, chief executive of the Wales Co-operative Centre, as its new director for Wales.

See Wales Online for full story



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