News in brief: Appealing for Christmas kindness

National homelessness charity Crisis is appealing for GPs and their staff to volunteer to help homeless people this Christmas. Up to 1,500 homeless people will visit seven shelters across London between 23 and 30 December. Call (020) 7426 3872, email volunteering@crisis.org.uk or apply via www.crisis.org.uk/volunteering to find out more.

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