National media briefing: Saddam Hussein statue piece fails to meet auction reserve, the Royal British Legion, Rape Crisis and Age UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

A chunk  of the Saddam Hussein statue that was famously toppled in central Baghdad in 2003, has failed to meet its reserve price of £250,000 at a Derby auction. The proceeds were to have gone to charity.

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The Royal British Legion has launched the 2011 poppy appeal, with the aim of raising £40m to help past and present members of the armed forces and their families.

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Eamonn Holmes, presenter of TV’s This Morning, has been criticised by rape charities, including Rape Crisis, after appearing to blame a victim in an interview by asking why she hadn’t taken a taxi home the night she was attacked.

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Charities, including Age UK, have warned that swingeing cuts will leave thousands of vulnerable elderly people struggling to cope to fend for themselves as new figures released today show that spending on care for elderly people is being slashed by £1.3billion.

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