Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media Ltd from May 2011

Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.

She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.

Email her kirsty.weakley@civilsociety.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @KirstyWeakley 

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'Hurd was one of the best' says Etherington

Sir Stuart Etherington has paid tribute to Nick Hurd, saying he was “innovative, creative and one of the best minsters that we’ve had”, adding that NCVO would organise a party to thank him for his time as minister for civil society. 

Hurd quits: The sector reacts

Last night Nick Hurd was one of 12 ministers and three members of the Cabinet to leave their government roles, as part of the Prime Minister's dramatic reshuffle of senior roles. Civil Society News is kept track of events as they unfolded.

Labour council bids to stop charity selling £1.3m building

Islington Council is trying to prevent a charity from selling its £1.3m building, claiming that the Underdog Trust is a “rogue” charity and has been dormant for several years.

Council cuts funding to 14 'underperforming' community support groups midway through contract

A brain injuries charity has launched an urgent appeal to stay open after Cornwall Council cut funding for it and 13 other organisations in the middle of a contract.

Whilst one can have every sympathy for the difficult job facing the Commission CEO, the Committee request for a figure required by the Commission to regulate effectively is surely a fair one, when the Commission claims it needs more money to regulate effectively.

» Charity Commission doesn't know how much money it needs

Church Commissioners break ties with Wonga

The Church Commissioners have said they no longer have any financial interest in the payday loan company Wonga, and that they did not make any profit from the investment.

‘The charity sector’s focus on delivery is failing the public’

Charities are failing the public because they are focusing too much on winning public contracts rather than influencing how services are provided, according to a report published today by think tank NPC.

Katie Melua image credit Ernst Vikne

Christian Aid has hit out at its former ‘tax superhero’ nominee, Katie Melua, after it emerged that she had participated in a tax avoidance scheme.

Human Dignity Trust awarded charity status by Tribunal

The Human Dignity Trust has won its case against the Charity Commission at the Charity Tribunal, and the regulator has been instructed to add it to the Register of Charities.

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