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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Sue Ryder's income rises by 8 per cent

Sue Ryder's income has grown by £6.4m, which is mainly down to an increase in retail income of £6.2m, according to its recently published accounts.

St Mungo's Broadway staff balloted over strike action

More than 500 St Mungo’s Broadway staff, who are members of the Unite union, are being balloted on strike action after passing a vote of no confidence in the management of the newly-merged charity.

Lobbying Act comes into force today

The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 comes into force today, which limits the amount charities can spend on campaigning in the lead-up to the general election.

Devolution 'will affect how charities operate'

The political landscape that charities operate in looks set to change following the Scottish decision to vote against independence, NCVO has warned.

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

Liverpool Crown Court (image credit: Oosoom)

Two accountants accused of devising a fraud to claim around £1m in gift aid were found not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week after the prosecution dropped the case against them.

Shawcross: 'Too often charities respond defensively'

Sector leaders warned yesterday that charities need to get better at answering the public’s questions if the sector is to hold on to high levels of trust.

Dan Corry, chief executive, NPC

NPC has warned that introducing charity-only contracts is the “wrong approach to take”, in its response to the Labour Party’s manifesto consultation.

Commission's new online charity search to launch soon after delay

The Charity Commission’s searchable online register of charities is due to launch in beta this autumn, after a four-month delay, as the organisation prepares to move its website to gov.uk. 

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