National media briefing: Save the Children, X Factor reject to release charity single, Brake, charities condemn council home reforms

Charities in today's national news

National Media Briefing
National Media Briefing
Charities, including Save the Children, have condemned comments made by Mark Sedwill, Nato's representative in Afghanistan, that children living in Kabul are safer than those in New York, Glasgow and London.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Former X Factor contestant Gamu Nhengu has recorded a charity single to be released in time for the annual Christmas number one charts battle, which will raise money for the Scottish children's charity Aberlour.
See BBC News for full story

Clic founder Bob Woodward, who set up the children's charity Clic 33 years ago, which later became Clic Sargent, is stepping down from his role as boss of the organisation.
See the Daily Mirror for full story

A survey by the charity Brake found that about half of nine to 13-year-olds have had near-misses while walking or cycling on roads.
See BBC News for full story

Charities have criticised plans to reform council housing tenancies, which will allow local authorities to offer council homes on short-term lets and give councils powers to shuffle the homeless to areas outside borough limits.
See The Guardian for full story

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