National media briefing: Hope for Justice, the Wildlife Aid Foundation, Cheltenham and District Carers and Families, Macmillan Cancer Support, Veterans First Point and the World Cancer Research Fund

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing
The government’s draft anti-slavery legislation, which proposes tougher sentences for human traffickers, might not go far enough, Hope for Justice has suggested.

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An agreement made by Surrey County Council's leader to host the RideLondon cycling event has been criticised by the Wildlife Aid Foundation for being "reckless and undemocratic".

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Cheltenham and District Carers and Families in Gloucestershire has said its finances are so tight it could fold within months.

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Almost a million people caring for loved ones suffering from cancer in England should be given new legal rights to specialist support, an alliance of charities, including Macmillan Cancer Support, has said.

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The latest tranche of money gathered from UK banks in Libor fines has been allocated to 24 military charities, including Veterans First Point.

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Almost a tenth of adults mistakenly believe that coffee causes cancer, according to research by the World Cancer Research Fund.

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