The Sun attacks NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless over pay
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8 Jun 2015 | Hugh Radojev

The Sun has today criticised large UK charities, including the NSPCC, Cancer Research UK and Marie Curie, over chief executive pay.

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The Sun attacks NSPCC chief executive Peter Wanless over pay

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