National media briefing: the Woodland Trust, Framework Housing Association, Amnesty International and Shelter

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

The Woodland Trust says a report on the environmental impact of the HS2 rail project reveals a "shocking disregard" for wildlife and ancient woodland.

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Framework Housing Association has said it would have to close its hostels and supported housing in Nottinghamshire if council cuts go ahead.

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Nearly 1,000 people - double the number estimated by the UN - have been killed in attacks in the Central African Republic by a mainly Muslim militia, according to the human rights charity Amnesty International.

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More than 200,000 homes in England are at risk of repossession or eviction, according to new figures released today by the homelessness charity Shelter.

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