National media briefing: Oxfam, bust Belfast firm owes thousands to community groups, Suffolk libraries, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund

Charities in today's national news

Oxfam reiterates its call for a Robin Hood tax on banks after research shows the global downturn has had a devastating effect on poorer countries.

See The Guardian for full story


The man in charge of a firm being wound up while owing thousands of pounds to community groups in Northern Ireland says they will get their money back.

See BBC News for full story


Councillors in Suffolk say transferring the control of libraries to the voluntary sector won’t cost jobs - but the trade union Unison isn’t convinced.

See BBC News for full story


A BBC investigation discovers bogus clothes collectors in Kent, who claimed to be raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, did not give any money to the charity.

See BBC News for full story


Jeremy Ractliffe, who hid alleged 'blood diamonds' given to him by supermodel Naomi Campbell, resigns as a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

 

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