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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Five musicians have lost their court bid to be to be reinstated at the National Theatre after they were replaced with a recorded soundtrack, but have been told by the judge that they have a “strong” case for breach of contract.
The Bath Recreation Ground Trust has decided to apply for leave to appeal last month’s Charity Tribunal decision, which ordered it to replace its board with independent trustees, saying it is “financially unhelpful”.
Maria Miller, the MP who stepped down yesterday as Culture Secretary, has announced that she will donate her £17,000 severance pay to the charity Speakeasy Advocacy, which is based in her Basingstoke constituency.
Charities are focusing too much on using digital tools for fundraising instead of how technology can be used to improve services for stakeholders, a digital expert has warned.
I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?
Amnesty International has warned that alleged mass surveillance by the American intelligence agency NSA could have placed its staff in danger.
Only a charity would ask its chief executive to sleep out on the streets for a night, in his first week on the job. But Sir Tony Hawkhead professed to be “more excited than when I started” when he spoke to Kirsty Weakley at the end of his first week at Action for Children.
The Labour Party has promised to repeal the controversial Lobbying Act if it wins the next election and will consult charities before introducing a replacement.