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Lawyers call for animal charity to have greater crime-fighting powers

29 Aug 2014 | Emily Corfe
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Lawyers in Scotland have called for a Scottish animal charity to be granted greater powers to investigate wildlife crime.

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Scope's new logo

Disability action charity Scope has revealed a user-led rebrand based on inspirational images submitted by its beneficiaries.

Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit rescued by charity

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has saved the Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit in a groundbreaking £100,000 funding agreement.

Date set for Stroud NHS dispute hearing

The legal hearing regarding the future of Gloucestershire's NHS services has been set for 8 February.

Labour hosts children's charities summit

The Labour Party is holding a summit today of charity and voluntary sector groups to discuss the impact of the current government’s policies on children’s charities and their services.

Tory MPs hate the voluntary sector because they cannot control it or subvert it as an alternative and independent source of thinking and action on social issues.

» Organisations which spend more on campaigning than field work shouldn't be charities, MP says

House of Lords

The Social Value Bill has edged closer to becoming law, after passing its second reading in the House of Lords.

RNIB launches legal action over accessibility of bmibaby website

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has entered legal proceedings against airline bmibaby for failing to make its website accessible to blind and partially-sighted people.

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chair of Acevo and CEO of RNIB

If women in the voluntary sector are to achieve equality of pay and opportunity, the debate needs to move on from the “old-fashioned bra-burning era” and focus on skills, according to Acevo chair Lesley-Anne Alexander.

Richard Doughty, chair, 20/20 Leadership Commission

An idea from the 20/20 Leadership Commission to appoint an organisation as equalities champion for the sector got short shrift from a panel of women leaders yesterday.

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