The Scout Association is set to drop its historic rule that teenage recruits must declare religious belief, the movement’s leaders said yesterday.
A keenness to promote race equality was behind ministers' failure to act on warnings about Awema, the scandal-hit equality charity, according to Derek Jones, permanent secretary to the Welsh government.
Edinburgh Zoo says the arrival of two giant pandas from China a year ago boosted its ticket sales by about 50 per cent.
The trial has begun of six members of the French charity L'Arche de Zoé (Zoe's Ark). They are accused of trying to smuggle 103 children they claimed were from the war zone of Darfur, Sudan, into France for paid adoption.
Primary schoolchildren with cancer are being bullied, losing friends and missing out on their education, according to a survey by Clic Sargent.
Peter Moores, the Littlewoods heir, plans to close his foundation, which was established in 1964 and has given more than £215m to the arts, education and health.