National media briefing: tax evasion, Freedom From Torture, Royal Hospital for Sick Kids, St Barnabas Hospice

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Two executives created a tax evasion scheme designed to take advantage of tax relief on donations to charity, a court has been told.

See the Press Association for full story

The UK charity Freedom From Torture wants an end to deportations to Sri Lanka and has handed the UN a file of medical evidence to support allegations that authorities there are continuing to torture opponents.

See The Guardian for full story

Jack Henderson, a six-year-old boy from East Lothian who became an internet sensation by drawing to raise money for the Royal Hospital for Sick Kids charity, has completed his marathon of pictures.

See BBC News for full story

St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln has said it is wasting thousands of pounds disposing of broken or damaged items donated to its shops.

See BBC News for full story

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