National media briefing: Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, Guide Dogs, the Trussell Trust and CTC

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

More than £2.3m has been raised at an auction of 81 Gromit statues for Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal, which is raising money for an expansion of Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

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Blind and partially sighted people are often reluctant to leave home because of the "dreadful" state of Britain's pavements, a survey by Guide Dogs says.

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The Trussell Trust has criticised the Conservative MP Paul Maynard for his "demeaning" comments after he suggested that people might visit food banks out of habit, using handouts rather than taking responsibility for their own welfare.

See The Independent for full story

Liverpool has the highest proportion of motorists with points on their licences in England and Wales, followed by Bournemouth, Blackburn and Slough, according to a survey by the cycling charity CTC.

See The Daily Telegraph for full story

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