Seven derelict former colliery houses are being sold for £1 each to a social enterprise group, Joint Forces Alliance, to help with the retraining and housing of ex-soldiers.
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The charity Northampton Food Bank has raised concerns about a sharp rise in the number of people using its services. saying the increase might be due to other charities disappearing.
A retired midwife who amassed a fortune by investing in the stock market has left her entire £1.6m estate to Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland.
The Welsh charity Cae Post has said it has serious concerns for its future because a council wants to take over a household recycling scheme it has been running.