Kirsty Weakley

Kirsty Weakley

Reporter , Civil Society Media 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.

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Unicef has launched a challenge to encourage companies to create new wearable technology to solve health problems for new mothers and young children.

War Child UK plans to almost triple its income in five years

War Child has embarked on an "ambitious" growth plan to increase its income to £20m by 2019.

NCVO to review charity sector's relationship with the European Union

NCVO has launched a review to find out how much membership of the European Union benefits the voluntary sector to inform David Cameron’s renegotiation and referendum debate.

FRSB launches investigation after fundraisers were accused of hounding a 92-year old poppy seller to death

The Fundraising Standards Board will investigate allegations that poppy seller Olive Cooke committed suicide after being overwhelmed by fundraising requests, it said this morning after receiving a direct appeal from the Prime Minister.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Paula Sussex

Charity sector representatives yesterday urged Paula Sussex, chief executive of the Charity Commission, not to change the regulator's guidance on campaigning, but she refused to rule out a review.

Seaton Delaval (image credit Phil Lindsay)

The National Trust is seeing “powerful results” from using benchmarking tools to help its property managers understand their local audience, with one property seeing a three-fold increase in the number of visitors to an event.

Rob Wilson to remain as minister for civil society

Rob Wilson has been reappointed as minister for civil society, the Cabinet Office said yesterday.

Equalities charity backs its chair over Telegraph letter supporting Conservatives

One of the charities that appeared on the front page of the Daily Telegraph in a list of small business owners who support the Conservative Party in the lead-up to the election has now given its chair, who was a Tory candidate, its full support.

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