National media briefing: Macmillan Cancer Support, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Howard League for Penal Reform, Peta and the RSPB

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The International Committee of the Red Cross says six of its workers and one Red Crescent volunteer have been abducted in Syria.

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Some carers looking after cancer patients in the UK are carrying out vital healthcare tasks without adequate training, according to Macmillan Cancer Support.

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The overnight detention of children aged 17 and under in police cells has been criticised as "unjustifiable" by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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Paula Reed, fashion director of the London department store Harvey Nichols, has quit after protests by the animal rights group Peta over her reintroduction of fur products.

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Miranda Krestovnikoff, the new president of the RSPB, is urging the public to follow her example by eating roadkill.

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