Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights
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Society Diary: A minister spurned, a castle and a hard place and charity naming rights 1

29 Apr 2016

Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.

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