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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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.
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”.
Dogs Trust chief executive, Clarissa Baldwin OBE, will retire later this year after 40 years at the charity.
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?
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.
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.
The Electoral Commission has launched an online questionnaire on the Lobbying Act to help it develop guidance.