Barn owls are starving to death because of the cold weather, which could have "serious conservation implications", according to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
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A British charity worker died when she fell four floors from a hotel window in Kathmandu, Nepal, after a night out with friends. Jennifer Smith, from Greater Manchester, was on a voluntary placement with the UK-based global volunteering charity Platform2 when the incident happened on 4 December.
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A Christmas carols evening organised for the Sick Kids Friends' Foundation raised £20,000, despite some performers being unable to reach the church in Edinburgh due to heavy snow.
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Five of the 27 staff at the Isle of Man Children's Centre charity, which provides support for Manx children and families, have been made redundant because of government cuts.
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