National media briefing: the RSPCA, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Guide Dogs, Bowel Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, Deafblind UK - and £3.8m training scheme to start

Charities in today's national news

A coalition of animal charities, including the RSPCA, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, and Guide Dogs for the Blind, calls for reforms to the laws on dog ownership.

See the Daily Mirror for full story


Bowel Cancer UK and Macmillan Cancer Support criticise the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence’s decision to turn down a bowel cancer drug for use on the NHS.

See BBC News for full story


A teenager who forced Deafblind UK to close its phone line when he made 2,500 nuisance calls and disrupted another 10 charities awaits sentencing.

See the Daily Record for full story


The £3.8m Progress scheme to improve training for volunteers and staff in the voluntary youth sector will start in September.

See Children & Young People Now for full story

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