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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Javed Khan to join Barnardo's as planned

Barnardo’s has closed its investigation into allegations about  Javed Khan’s involvement in an armed land dispute having “found no evidence to substantiate” them.

Public sector could save £16bn by working with local charities, says new research

Locality, an umbrella body for community organisations, claims that English local authorities could save £16bn per year, and improve services, by commissioning services on a “local by default basis”.

Clarissa Baldwin chief executive, Dogs Trust

Dogs Trust chief executive, Clarissa Baldwin OBE, will retire later this year after 40 years at the charity.

Department of Justice Ireland

The Irish government has appointed Úna Ní Dhubhghaill as the first chief executive for the Charities Regulatory Authority and expects the organisation to be set up by the end of 2014.

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?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

How seven charities marked International Women’s Day 2014

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March 2014 more than 400 events took place around the UK, with this year’s theme being ‘inspiring change’. Kirsty Weakley takes a look at how some charities decided to mark the day.

ASA will investigate 'I wish I had breast cancer' adverts

The Advertising Standards Authority has decided to investigate the Pancreatic Cancer Action ‘I wish I had breast cancer’ adverts after receiving more than 100 complaints.

Electoral Commission launches stakeholder survey on Lobbying Act

The Electoral Commission has launched an online questionnaire on the Lobbying Act to help it develop guidance.

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The Jimmy Savile Charitable Trust’s application to replace Natwest as the executor of the Savile estate has been dismissed by a High Court judge.

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