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Deborah James grateful for ‘surreal, mind-blowing’ few days as cancer donations hit £5.7m

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The podcast host Deborah James has thanked people for donating millions to charity after a “surreal” few days in which she was made a dame. James, 40, was given the honour at her family home by the Duke of Cambridge ...

Time to clean up politics and end dirty donations

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I would like to lend my support to Polly Toynbee in her call for state funding of political parties (Without state funding, Britain’s politics will always stink, 15 February). It is surely straight corruption that mon...

As long as party donations can be obscured, British politics will not be clean

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We can’t have clean politics if politics is awash with money from obscure sources. That’s why MPs have today tabled the “Pandora amendments” to the elections bill to stop millions of pounds pouring into British politi...

UK firms taking taxpayer-backed Covid loans continued donations to Tory party

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Companies that received taxpayer-backed loans to help them survive the pandemic continued to donate tens of thousands of pounds to the Conservative party, the Guardian can disclose. While there is no evidence the low-...

Labour calls on Tories to repay donations linked to Grenfell cladding

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Labour has called on the Conservatives to repay donations linked to Grenfell Tower’s cladding as bereaved families accused Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One team of taking “blood money” sponsorship from a firm that made co...

‘Chaotic’ UK response criticised as Afghan babies wait for milk and donations turned away

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The government’s response towards families evacuated from Afghanistan to Britain has been “chaotic and uncoordinated”, hampering volunteers’ efforts to help, charities have said. One hotel where 50 babies were in qua...

National Trust reports 383% rise in online donations during Covid crisis

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The National Trust has reported a 383% increase in online donations during the pandemic year when most of the charity’s venues were “put into hibernation”. Figures from the charity showed that online donationswere mor...

Donations flood in to restore Gaza bookshop destroyed by Israeli airstrikes

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Donations of money and books from around the world have flooded in to help rebuild one of Gaza’s largest booksellers, the two-storey Samir Mansour bookshop, which was destroyed by Israeli air strikes in May. Founded 2...

Donations, fees and sales: the funds that maintain the White House’s ‘museum quality’

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Jackie Kennedy first visited the White House as a girl. “All I remember is shuffling through,” she told Life magazine. “There wasn’t even a booklet you could buy.” When she became first lady, she set about transformin...