National media briefing: Shelter, Prostate Cancer UK, Stroud District Council limits charity fundraisers, Special Horses for Special Children and Transparency International UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Complaints about landlords in England have risen by more than a quarter in recent years, according to the housing charity Shelter.

See BBC News for full story

Prostate Cancer UK has promised a "new dawn" for men's health as it announces a tripling of research spending.

See the Press Association for full story

Stroud District Council in Gloucestershire is to limit the number of charities that fundraise in shopping centres to one a week after it received a number of complaints.

See BBC News for full story

Special Horses for Special Children, an equine therapy charity near Chard in Somerset, has been saved from closure by a £25,000 donation from a mystery benefactor.

See BBC News for full story

A merger of BAE Systems and EADS could produce an arms company so big it would operate beyond the reach of the law, the author of a report by Transparency International UK on corruption in the defence industry has warned.

See The Guardian for full story

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