National media briefing: the World Cancer Research Fund, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Unicef Ireland and Barnardo's

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

British women are nearly a fifth more likely to develop cancer at some point during their lives than their European counterparts, with lifestyle factors such as obesity and alcohol consumption likely to be partly responsible, the World Cancer Research Fund has said.

See The Guardian for full story

A row has broken out between Unicef Ireland and its former executive director, Melanie Verwoerd, after each spoke out publicly over her sacking.

See the Daily Mail for full story

The charity Barnardo's has threatened to pull out of a deal to help operate a "family-friendly" detention centre for failed asylum-seekers in West Sussex, due to open this month, if the government continues to break its promises on locking up children.

See The Independent for full story

Update: This article previously had an item about the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women that appeared in the Daily Telegraph. This item has been removed because it has been taken down from the Daily Telegraph's website.

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