National media briefing: the Livestrong Foundation, Gingerbread, Keep Scotland Beautiful and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Jigsaw Appeal

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Lance Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France cycling winner who was stripped of his titles for alleged doping, has resigned from the board of the Livestrong Foundation, the charity he began 15 years ago after testicular cancer nearly ended his career.

See The Independent for full story

The universal credit, due to be introduced next year, could discourage many single parents from working longer hours when childcare and housing costs are taken into account, according to a study commissioned by the charity Gingerbread.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Scotland's countryside, health and economy are being spoiled by litter, dog fouling, fly-tipping, graffiti and abandoned cars, the conservation charity Keep Scotland Beautiful has warned as it tries to recruit a million people into a clean-up campaign.

See BBC News for full story

Fundraisers have criticised a Dorset hospital for taking more than three years to use the money from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital Jigsaw Appeal they raised for a new cancer and women's centre.

See BBC News for full story

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