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Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

3 Mar 2015 | Tania Mason

David Harker, former chief executive of Citizens Advice, passed away yesterday on his birthday after a short illness. He was 64.
 


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It seems to be a rather British trait that we often don't tell people how much we value and appreciate them until after they've died - I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to celebrate Dan's successes with him at the 200th anniversary celebrations and that he was properly acknowledged by all at the Charity Awards 2014. RIP Dan - you'll be missed.

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Ashley Van Haeften, former chair and current trustee of Wikimedia UK, courtesy of Mike Peel (www.mikepeel.net)

Ashley Van Haeften has resigned as chairman of Wikimedia UK, effective from last night, following a ban from editing the English-language Wikipedia after adding inappropriate material.

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