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Friends of the Earth criticises Times after front page attack

9 Feb 2016 | Hugh Radojev

The Times today accused Friends of the Earth of “altering documents” and “deceiving” the Charity Commission, but the regulator said its guidance had not been contravened, and the charity described the story as "nonsense".


Friends of the Earth criticises Times after front page attack

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Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.

» The story in the Times isn't nonsense, the sector needs to sit up and take notice

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Jill Pitkeathley

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Minister for civil society backs campaigning as 'legitimate and valuable activity'

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