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Rob Wilson petitioned to resign after he called constituent a 'bad loser' 1

11 May 2015 | Alice Sharman

Almost 3,000 people have signed a petition demanding the resignation of Rob Wilson MP, who was minister for civil society prior to the election, after a constituent tweeted a question about homelessness and he called her a “bad loser”.

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Charity Commission freezes bank accounts at the Veterans Charity over fundraising concerns

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into an armed forces charity, frozen its bank accounts and restricted its fundraising, it announced today.

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NCVO is to create a new role to help its members be “better equipped to sell their stories about what they do to the mainstream media”, its chair Martyn Lewis said today.

Labour almost twice as popular as Tories with sector voters, Ashcroft poll finds

Almost twice as many voluntary sector workers voted Labour as Conservative, according to a poll of people who voted in the general election, conducted by Lord Ashcroft.

Director of Muslim Charities Forum to step down after six years

Abdurahman Sharif, the executive director of Muslim Charities Forum, will step down after six years in which he said the sector has faced challenges but has shown solidarity and strength.

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