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.

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Locality appoints Tony Armstrong as chief executive

Tony Armstrong, chief executive of Living Streets, will take over from Locality’s CEO, Steve Wyler, later this year.

Kew Gardens

Up to 125 jobs could go at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew because the organisation faces a shortfall of £5m for its 2014/15 budget, the charity has said.

Vast majority of CRUK’s smartphone gamers are not in the UK

Cancer Research UK's smartphone game to help find a cure for cancer has opened up a new international audience for the charity, with 70 per cent of downloads coming from outside of the UK.

RSPCA advert did not mislead Scottish donors, finds ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority has dismissed a complaint against the RSPCA in Scotland, finding it had taken “reasonable steps” to make it clear that it operates in England and Wales in its Christmas appeal advert.

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

Donations pour in for cyclist killed while fundraising for Mind

More than £46,000 has been donated to the JustGiving page of a cyclist who was killed in car crash at the weekend while fundraising for Mind.

BSGR: Legal action against charity 'will not impede lawful investigations'

BSG Resources Ltd has said that its legal case against Global Witness, which it accuses of breaching the Data Protection Act, will not impede on the organisation's right to "freedom of speech".

ICO reprimands Disclosure and Barring Service after charity complaint

The Information Commissioner’s Office has ruled that the Disclosure and Barring Service breached the Data Protection Act by continuing to collect information about low-level convictions, after a charity reported concerns to the data regulator.

Mairead O'Reilly, senior associate, BWB

Campaigning charities that carry out investigations could find themselves falling foul of the Data Protection Act, charity lawyer Mairead O’Reilly has warned.

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