National media briefing: Oxfam, charity bike ride called off, charities criticise adoption delays and St John Ambulance Suffolk

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Oxfam says more troops must be deployed to protect vulnerable civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, who are being killed, raped and tortured by the Lord's Resistance Army.

See The Guardian for full story

Organisers of a charity bike ride in the Borders have called it off after receiving a police letter they described as "quite threatening", concerning public safety.

See BBC News for full story

The number of adoptions in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level since 1997, and charities have blamed the relentless decline on excessive delays in adoption proceedings.

See The Independent for full story

The number of obese patients requiring specialist ambulances is on the rise, according to St John Ambulance Suffolk.

See BBC News for full story

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