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

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Charity Retail Association appoints new chief executive

The Charity Retail Association has appointed Martin Blackwell, who is currently chief executive of the Association of Town and City Management, to succeed Warren Alexander at the helm of the organisation.

 Stone Henge, an English Heritage site

The government has confirmed that it will press ahead with plans to split English Heritage in two and set up a charity even though a “significant minority” of respondents to its consultation thought the £80m allocated for the project will not be enough.

Save the Children International income doubles to around £550m

Save the Children International’s income more than doubled last year to around £550m as it takes over more aid work from national charities.

JustGiving unveils new look

JustGiving is introducing a news feed and social notifications for users as part of its plans for a new-look website.

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

Storage charity withdraws Charity Tribunal appeal against Commission investigation

Augustine Housing Trust has withdrawn its appeal to Charity Tribunal over the Charity Commission’s decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity over its occupation of commercial premises.

Nuffield secures £330m to fund growth

Nuffield Health has agreed a deal to borrow up to £330m from banks and institutional lenders to grow its organisation - the first time that the charity has been funded in this way.

National Theatre

The National Theatre’s income rose to £124m as the charity celebrated its 50th anniversary, according to its recently published annual accounts.

ShareAction to set up a responsible investment network for operational charities

ShareAction is planning to launch a Responsible Investment Network for operational charities alongside its network for endowed trusts and foundations

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