The homelessness charity Thames Reach has urged people not to give money to beggars this Christmas because it says they are most likely to spend the cash on hard drugs.
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The robin redbreast is among several bird species in danger of "near extinction" if the freezing weather continues, the SongBird Survival charity has claimed.
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Eight-year-old Jonjo Heuerman is hoping to raise £10,000 for the Bobby Moore Fund by walking 23 miles across London, from Wembley Stadium to the West Ham Upton Park ground, in memory of his grandmother and former England captain Bobby Moore, who both died from bowel cancer.
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An unclaimed Lottery ticket, worth more than £50,000, has gone to a charity, the National Lottery Good Causes, after the winning ticket holder failed to claim the prize by 180 days after the draw.
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