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Labour should focus on policy instead of ‘tough on crime’ messaging, charity says

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The Labour party is indulging in “cheap politics” by accusing the Conservatives repeatedly of being soft on crime, the head of a leading prison reform charity has claimed. Andrea Coomber QC, the chief executive of the...

Poor families skipping meals and unable to afford heating, charity says

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Hard-up families are skipping meals, wearing coats indoors to stay warm, and living in the dark because they can’t afford to switch on the lights, according to a leading children’s charity. Action for Children said in...

UK aid cuts have forced 40,000 Syrian children out of school, charity says

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More than 40,000 Syrian children are out of school as a direct result of British aid cuts and more schools could soon close, a leading charity has said. British funding for 133 schools run by Syria Relief ended on 30 ...

UK government drops maternity charity after critical tweets

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A charity that champions the employment rights of pregnant women and new mothers has been dropped from a government advisory board after posting critical tweets. In recent months, senior Tories including the culture s...

Security chief denies consulting No 10 over Afghanistan charity evacuation

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The UK national security adviser, Sir Stephen Lovegrove, has said he did not consult Downing Street before telling the Foreign Office it should allow staff from an animal charity to be listed for evacuation from Afgha...

Charity single recalls human cost of Grenfell tragedy five years on

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Five years on from the Grenfell fire, the focus needs to shift back to the young people directly affected by the tragedy, according to those behind a new charity single that features cameos from Top Boy’s Ashley Walte...

‘Cruel’ move to deport charity worker from UK overruled

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An immigration tribunal has overturned a “cruel and morally wrong” decision by the Home Office to deport a well-respected black charity volunteer who grew up in the UK. The tribunal ruled last week that Anthonell Pecc...

Revealed: autism charity chief has links to anti-vaccine movement

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A British autism charity that received hundreds of thousands of pounds in national lottery funding has links to the anti-vaccine movement and is being jointly run by a campaigner who likened the Covid-19 jab rollout t...

Charity linked to UK anti-onshore wind campaigns active again

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While the name of the Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) suggests it is a charity dedicated to promoting low-carbon electricity, it appears to spend most of its time campaigning against onshore wind. When it was founde...

‘False hope’: refugee charity attacks UK’s Homes for Ukraine scheme

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A charity that is helping Ukrainian refugees trying to come to the UK has said no visas have been granted to those it is supporting, nearly a fortnight after a government scheme was launched. The head of Positive Acti...

‘If I am appointed,’ says the QC in line for charity commissioner. He will be

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“I feel a strange sense of deja vu,” I blurted out in the splendour of the wood-panelled parliamentary committee room with its battle-scene oil paintings and creepy portraits of the great and the good of past ages wit...

Charity Commission chair candidate says he will not be dragged into ‘culture wars’

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The leading candidate to become the new chair of the Charity Commission has told MPs he will not allow the regulator to be dragged into media- and government-led “culture wars” – and would even intervene to defend a c...

Tories criticised for choosing ex-party candidate to chair Charity Commission

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The government has been accused of “looking after their own” after choosing a former Tory party candidate with links to a rightwing thinktank as its preferred candidate for the chair of the charities’ watchdog. Labour...

Website of Queen’s charity promotes Prince Harry’s US coaching firm

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A leading Commonwealth charity which has the Queen as its patron is promoting the online coaching business that employs Prince Harry as its chief impact officer. The coaching, by BetterUp, is described as “truly pheno...

Cycling charity launches ambitious plan to boost UK-wide path network

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A masterplan for a UK-wide traffic and barrier-free national cycling and walking network (NCN) suitable for “a sensible 12-year-old travelling alone” is to be launched on Wednesday. The ambitious plan would link most ...

Worried about vet bills? You may get help from an animal charity

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Several animal charities offer help with vet bills to pet owners who receive benefits. Among the best known are PDSA and Blue Cross, which both run a number of pet hospitals around the country. PDSA offers free veteri...

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