National media briefing: Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Shelter, Stonewall, ChildLine and Prostate Cancer UK

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The actor Bill Nighy is offering to take a fan out for lunch as part of a celebrity auction to raise funds for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Breakthrough Breast Cancer and cancer wards at two hospitals in Suffolk.

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Private tenants in Devon and Cornwall made nearly 9,000 complaints about their conditions over the past four years, according to the housing charity Shelter.

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The gay rights charity Stonewall has criticised the rapper Eminem for his new single, which it says contains lyrics that are "outdated and deeply offensive".

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More than half of teenagers have been asked to take an explicit self-portrait on their mobile phones, according to a survey by ChildLine.

See the Daily Mail for full story

One in four black men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime – double the figure for all men, according to Prostate Cancer UK.

See the Daily Mail for full story

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