Sir Ian Botham threatens to sue RSPB for libel

Sir Ian Botham threatens to sue RSPB for libel 2

26 May 2015 | Governance | Hugh Radojev

Sir Ian Botham has threatened the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds with a lawsuit, claiming the charity made libellous comments about him on the BBC last week.


Sir Ian Botham threatens to sue RSPB for libel

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RSPCA sees voluntary income gradually increase following decline

RSPCA has seen its income begin to increase, following a dramatic drop of £12m in its previous year’s accounts.

Charities invited to participate in 24th annual Charity Shops Survey

Charities with retail operations are now invited to respond to the 24th annual Charity Shops Survey, the most comprehensive study into the state of the shops sector.

Children's Society and NSPCC to improve their digital services

The Children's Society and NSPCC both said last week they plan to revamp digital services for young people, while vInspired said it is engaging more young volunteers after changing its online form.

The Charity Commission may need to review charities’ social media use, but it shouldn’t review CC9

Umbrella bodies expressed concern last year after the Charity Commission indicated it would review its campaigning guidance, CC9. Andrew Purkis says some in the sector have supported a ‘compromise’ review focused on social media, but this would be the wrong decision.

They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.

» 'If you aren't making a difference, it's okay to call it a day', Commission chief executive says

RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has today launched what it believes to be the first UK charity app that works with Apple’s smartwatch, for people involved in its mass-participation fundraising challenge, H2Only.

Oxfam GB appoints new director to grow major donor fundraising

Oxfam GB has appointed a new director in a bid to grow income from what it called “high value” partnerships.

Social Charity Spy: Save the Children uses #KentEarthquake to remind people about Nepal

This week Save the Children has brought Nepal's struggle back to everyone's attention using #KentEarthquake, while Friends of the Earth shows off its Bee Cause and Clic Sargent hosts Wig Wednesday.


Almost a quarter of children’s centres across the UK have been forced to close or merge as a result of government funding cuts over the past five years, according to children’s charity Barnardo’s.

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