Communications blogs
Published 07 September 2011

The top charity and society stories from across the media.

1. Planning law talks

due between National Trust and ministers as anger mounts (The Telegraph)

The National Trust is due to meet the government today to argue the Coalition should scrap its controversial new planning guidelines as opposition anger continues at the proposals.

2. Childcare costs hit poor families (The Mirror)

Britain's poorest families are turning down jobs or are considering leaving work because they cannot afford to pay for childcare, new research by charities has shown.

3. Worldwide cancer rates 'could be cut by 2.8m with healthier lifestyles and diets' (The Guardian)

World Cancer Research Fund study says disease can be widely prevented as UN prepares to hold summit to tackle soaring rates.

4. Millions Homeless After Floods Hit Pakistan

Millions of people in Pakistan have been forced from their homes by a tide of floodwater after five days of heavy monsoon rains.

5. Charity shops selling more online, says Charity Retail Association survey (Third Sector)

The favoured method is eBay, according to Selling Online Survey 2011, which canvassed 75 charities operating 4,000 outlets.

6. Coram and Children's Legal Centre merge (Civil Society)

Childrens charity Coram and legal charity the Childrens Legal Centre have merged.

7. Unions line up to oppose NHS reform at TUC Congress (Third Sector)

Motions oppose the 'any qualified provider' model, which would allow charities and private companies to provide services .

8. Adopt prevention agenda to save money, SCVO tells government (Civil Society)

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is urging the Scottish government and Parliament to embrace an agenda of preventing social problems from occurring rather than trying to fix them once they've happened.

9. CAF handles a record £378m in donations (UK Fundraising)

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) last year processed £378 million in donations by individuals and companies, the highest amount ever distributed in its 80 year history.

10. Colin Montgomerie cancer appeal gets 300,000 donation (BBC News)

Scottish golfer Colin Montgomerie has welcomed a 300,000 donation towards his campaign to build a new cancer unit in Aberdeen in memory of his mother.


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