National media briefing: Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign, a plea from the MoD, the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad - and the battle for Christmas number one

Today's charity-related national news stories

The Scottish Breast Cancer Campaign urges retailer Boots to stop stocking a device that it is claimed helps women detect breast abnormalities.

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The MoD asks people to donate to forces charities instead of sending Christmas parcels to front-line troops in Afghanistan.

See BBC News for full story


The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad is to benefit from sales of a new book based on 1970s children's TV programme Ivor the Engine.

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Rage Against The Machine have pledged to donate proceeds from sales of their single - which is pitched against the single from the winner of The X Factor in the race to be Christmas number 1 - to UK charity Youth Music.

See NME for full story

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