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British Heart Foundation, Brake and RNLI make headlines today

The British Heart Foundation calls for a ban on television advertising of junk food before 9pm.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2008/dec/14/advertising-children-junk-food

Road safety charity Brake blames a benefits trap for a decline in the number of people applying to work as lollipop men and women.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/3759427/Pensioners-put-off-becoming-lollipop-men-and-woman-due-to-benefits-trap.html

A teenager who had to be rescued by the RNLI after stealing a boat has made amends by raising more than £20,000 for two charities while completing a year-long sponsored walk around the UK.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/3758119/Teenager-completes-round-UK-walk-to-make-amends-for-prank.html

A Leicestershire branch of Cruse Bereavement faces closure.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/7781443.stm

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