National media briefing: Save the Children, Karma Nirvana, the Mercury Phoenix Trust, RAC Foundation and Brake

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Save the Children has been accused of "making politically motivated statements" after it published a report claiming British parents can’t afford hot meals or new shoes for their children.

See the Daily Mail for the full story

Karma Nirvana, a charity that assists victims of forced marriage and honour-based abuse, has reported an increase in the number of Scottish calls to its helpline.

See BBC News for full story

Freddie Mercury fans all over the world dressed as the late singer as part of a celebration to raise money for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, an Aids charity set up in his name in 1992.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

The motoring research charity the RAC Foundation has welcomed news that the Office of Fair Trading will be gathering information on the price of petrol and diesel in the UK, claiming that there has "long been a suspicion amongst drivers that pump prices are much quicker to rise than fall".

See ITV News for full story

Brake, the road safety charity, has urged the UK government to follow the Scottish government's lead and introduce tougher drink drive laws.

See The Independent for full story


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