British children are caught in a "materialistic trap" in which they are unable to spend enough time with their families, according to a report by Unicef.
The price of alcohol is "obscenely low" and heavy drinkers are being subsidised by ordinary shoppers in supermarkets, according to the newly launched charity Alcohol Research UK.
Benefit claimants could be plunged into debt under plans to pay state benefits monthly rather than fortnightly, Citizens Advice has warned.
The singer Sir Elton John is suing a banker for failing to honour a £700,000 charity auction bid in aid of the Elton John Aids Foundation.
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