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24 Mar 2014 | Vibeka Mair

Former chair of Stonewall and Labour MEP Michael Cashman has slammed the charity’s former chief executive Ben Summerskill after he posted a series of remarks on Twitter during the charity’s Equality Dinner.

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Five crew members suspended from a lifeboat charity last year have been reinstated following an appeal hearing before the Northern Irish Charity Tribunal last week.

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Lord Hodgson calls for a single self-regulatory fundraising body

The three fundraising self-regulatory bodies should come together to form a single 'Charity Fundraising Association', Lord Hodgson has said ahead of the findings of a review into self-regulation. 

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