National media briefing: Legal aid cuts, Save the Children, National Federation of Women's Institutes, billionaires to donate money in wills

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Government's cuts to the legal aid budget for disabled people appealing against benefits decisions could end up costing more in the long-term, a group of 24 national charities, including Mind, Sope and Mencap, has warned.

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More than 20,000 children will die from preventable diseases today as the global population reaches seven billion, according to a new report by Save the Children.

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More women living in abusive relationships will be killed or driven to suicide if the government pushes through cuts to legal aid, the National Federation of Women’s Institutes has warned.

See The Guardian for full story

Sir Richard Branson, the Virgin billionaire, Charles Dunstone, the co-founder of The Carphone Warehouse, and Jacob Rothschild, the investment banker and patriarch of the Rothschild family, have promised to giveaway a combined sum of nearly half a billion pounds to charity in their wills.

See Telegraph for full story

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