The chief executives of some of the UK's leading charities, including Oxfam, Action Aid and Friends of the Earth, have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, David Cameron, to protest that the banks are not paying their fair share to society.
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Severe poverty affects 1.6m UK children, Save the Children has claimed, amid fears that the number of children living without the basics will rise as result of government policy.
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Prince Harry is to become patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust in 2012 for three years.
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Pop star Justin Bieber has cut his hair and is auctioning it for charity.
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The Princess Royal has visited Warwickshire to open a new headquarters for the equestrian charity the British Horse Society.
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