National media briefing: the Wicklow Hospice Foundation, the NSPCC, the Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre and the Big Issue

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The film director Steven Spielberg and his studio Dreamworks have donated props from the Oscar-nominated film Lincoln to an auction for the Irish charity the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.

See BBC News for full story


The NSPCC has urged youngsters to report abuse sooner in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal, after a poll conducted by the charity found that fewer than one in five would report abuse concerns as soon as they arose.

See Sky News for full story


The Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre, a charitable wildlife centre and animal hospital in Eccleshall, Staffordshire, could be closed within three months if it does not receive an increase in donations and visitor numbers.

See BBC News for full story


A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of two Big Issue sellers who were fatally stabbed in Birmingham city centre on Friday. 

See The Independent for full story

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