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RSPCA and RSPB challenge Rob Wilson after he criticises them 3

21 Jul 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The RSPCA and RSPB have offered to show the minister for civil society how they carry out their charitable objectives after he used them as examples of charities that have strayed from their mission.

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Kids Company is being investigated by Metropolitan Police officers specialising in sexual offences and child abuse, it was announced yesterday.

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Minister for civil society criticised over 9p travel expenses claim

Rob Wilson, the minister for civil society, has been criticised on the front page of a national newspaper after claiming 9p for a 350 yard car journey to visit a constituent and 60p towards the cost of maintaining his bicycle.

Prime Minister attacks NUS for involvement with Muslim extremists

Prime Minister David Cameron has condemned the National Union of Students for choosing to “ally” itself with a group that has been linked with Muslim extremism, a claim that the student body strongly denies.

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A former IT director for the charity Turning Point is seeking a six-figure payout after winning a religious and racial bias case against the charity.

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