National media briefing: Oxfam, Save the Children, Christian Aid, Cafod and ActionAid; The Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK; Tenovus; the Scottish SPCA - and lingerie firm boss gives model fee to charity

Charities in today's national news

Oxfam, Save the Children, Christian Aid, Cafod and ActionAid have written to Andrew Mitchell, the development secretary, to express concerns about an apparent proposal to review the UK’s aid targets.

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Scientists fear the government will withdraw funding for cancer research and rely on charities, such as The Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK, to plug the gap.

See the Times Higher Education for full story

Cancer charity Tenovus says Wales needs a "robust" plan to tackle the disease after figures show rates of male cancer in the country are up to 26 per cent higher than other parts of the UK.

See Wales Online for full story


The Scottish SPCA has written to the Scottish Government asking for a ban on the hunting of young seabirds on the Western Isles, a practice it describes as "barbaric".

See BBC News for full story


Michelle Mone, boss of lingerie company Ultimo, models her own firm’s underwear after shedding six stones and gives the money saved on using a professional model to charity.

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