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A former Salvation Army captain is jailed for theft, Prince Charles steps in to save the world’s rainforests and an Oxford charity ‘bans’ Christmas

A former Salvation Army captain has received a 12-month suspended jail sentence after being found guilty of stealing cash from the charity.
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The Prince of Wales is to release draft proposals to help save the world's rainforests through his charity, the Prince's Rainforest Project.
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The RSPB has revealed that some species of farmland birds have declined by more than 85 per cent since the 1970s.
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Oxford City Council has caused a furore by renaming the city's Christmas celebrations the "Winter Light Festival" at the request of the council-funded charity that organises the festivities, Oxford Inspires.
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A Save the Children aid worker has claimed that shelter, starvation and the separation of families are some of the main problems facing the people displaced in Goma, the war-torn city in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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The Welsh arm of Macmillan Cancer Support has called on the Government to help cancer sufferers with their fuel bills this winter.
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