National media briefing: schools, TalkTalk, Tusk Trust, Sentebale, Oxfam and London Friend

Today's charity-related national news

The London School of Economics criticises Tory plans to allow voluntary organisations and parents' groups to run schools.
See the Financial Times for full story

Communications company TalkTalk says it is not trying to replace the work of charities by offering a free weekly chat to people aged over 65 to check they are all right.
See the Daily Mail for full story

Princes William and Harry will use their first joint tour to South Africa to promote the work of the Tusk Trust, of which William is patron, and Sentebale, which Harry set up.
See The Daily Telegraph for full story

Oxfam has launched a price-comparison website called to raise funds.
See Sky News for full story

London Friend, which was founded in 1972 and offers counselling to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, is preparing to cut services because of a 21 per cent rent increase and budget deficit.
See Pink News for full story

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