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Shawcross terror warning in national press

22 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth
Tags: Terrorism

Terrorist abuse of charities is “potentially the most deadly” problem the Charity Commission faces, its chair William Shawcross has said.

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David Locke, the executive director of charity services at the Charity Commission, has been seconded to Australia to be chief adviser at the new taskforce charged with setting up a charities regulator there.

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Olympic legacy project somewhereto_ , which gives 16 to 25-year-olds access to unused spaces in order to explore their talents, has gained Prime Ministerial support, being given the keys to 10 Downing Street to record a promotional film.

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The sector independence inquiry launched by the Baring Foundation is deeply flawed and will be a wasted opportunity unless its terms and methodology are completely revised, according to one of the responses to the inquiry consultation.

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