National media briefing: hey, an OBE for the charitable Fonz, Gingerbread, Butterfly Conservation and the Sutton Trust

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz in the classic US sitcom Happy Days, has been awarded an honorary OBE for his educational work on dyslexia in the UK.

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Single parents cannot afford the coalition's child maintenance fees, says research by the charity Gingerbread.

See The Guardian for full story

The number of UK butterflies has fallen because of the coldest summer in 18 years, according to the Big Butterfly Count, organised by the charity Butterfly Conservation.  

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Pupils from poor backgrounds suffer the most in lessons led by the worst-performing staff, a study commissioned by the Sutton Trust has revealed.

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