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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister 10

29 Sep 2014

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following Saturday's resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a Sunday Mirror sexting sting.

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Brooks Newmark quits over tabloid allegations; Rob Wilson is new minister

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 Stone Henge, an English Heritage site

The government has confirmed that it will press ahead with plans to split English Heritage in two and set up a charity even though a “significant minority” of respondents to its consultation thought the £80m allocated for the project will not be enough.

Charities 'must continue to fight for the right to influence policy'

Civil society organisations must not give up the fight to influence policy and governments, the international executive director of Greenpeace has said.

Shaw Trust sets up an education trust

The employment services charity Shaw Trust has launched an education trust that has taken on the running of three schools with the intention of “bridging the gap” between school and work.

Simone Joyaux

The American fundraising consultant Simone Joyaux has been chosen to chair the board of the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University.

Don't bring the public into this Brooks. Our research shows again and again that the public don't have a problem with charities' campaigning. Indeed campaigning is bottom of the public's list of concerns not top.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Kew Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew has appointed a contractor to carry out a £24m restoration project on its Temperate House - the world’s largest remaining Victorian glasshouse.

OSCR guidance outlines strong right for charities to campaign

Guidance released today by the Scottish charity regulator on political campaigning suggests charities should be allowed a strong right to campaign, and confirms that Scottish charities can influence both central and local government.

Anna Smee

A new chief executive has been appointed at UK Youth, the national youth club charity, after both the chief executive and the interim chief executive announced they were leaving to join Step Up To Serve, a new youth social action charity.

Tanya Pein

Too many charities fail to consider their beneficiaries when choosing where to invest their assets, according to Tanya Pein, co-chair of the Ethical Investment Association.

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