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Doctors treat first UK patient in Covid ‘super donor’ blood trial

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Doctors have treated the first UK patient in a reopened clinical trial that will explore whether blood plasma from “super donors” can help fight Covid in those with weakened immune systems. Super donors produce except...

Ending sperm donor anonymity will have a profound impact on families

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With respect to Dorothy Byrne and her family’s lived experience (I agreed to my sperm donor’s anonymity - now I see my daughter has a right to know who she is, 31 May), I disagree. Dorothy’s daughter, like my son, has...

UK fertility watchdog could recommend scrapping donor anonymity law

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The fertility watchdog is considering whether to recommend scrapping anonymity for future sperm and egg donors as part of an expected overhaul of UK fertility laws. Peter Thompson, the chief executive of the Human Fer...

Tory donor Ayman Asfari to leave bribery scandal-hit Petrofac

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The Conservative party donor at the centre of a bribery scandal that drew in two former prime ministers is to leave the oil group he ran for 20 years. Ayman Asfari, the Syrian-born executive who built London-listed Pe...

UN donor conference falls billions short of $4.4bn target to help Afghanistan

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The world’s donor drought, and growing global divisions over Afghanistan’s political direction, have been laid bare when a UN appeal for $4.4bn (£3.35bn) to help Afghanistan fell massively short, the second UN donor c...

Russian-born husband of Tory donor ‘earned millions via oligarch connections’

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The husband of one of the Tory party’s biggest donors has claimed he earned up to £42m a year in Russia and had business dealings with the now-sanctioned oligarchs Roman Abramovich and Oleg Deripaska. Vladimir Chernuk...

Coalition went ‘directly’ to Liberal donor Whitehaven to purchase coal for Ukraine

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The Australian government publicly pledged to buy 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal from miner Whitehaven to donate to Ukraine before finalising the cost to the taxpayer – and failed to approach at least one other major c...

Somerset House donor married to oligarch quits board

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The wife of a Russian businessman who at one stage pleaded guilty to defrauding the Kazakh government out of $4m (£3m) has stepped down as a patron of the Tate and from a prestigious advisory board at Somerset House, ...

Penny Mordaunt suggests colleagues should not take funds from Tory donor

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The senior Tory minister Penny Mordaunt has suggested her colleagues should stop taking funds from Alexander Temerko, a major party donor who described her as an “absolutely uncontrollable woman” and “threat to nation...

Durham University’s largest donor pulls funding over Covid restrictions

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Durham University’s largest donor has pulled his financial support for the institution because of its Covid-19 restrictions. Hedge fund manager Mark Hillery had donated £7m over the past seven years but publicly criti...

Give me back my £200,000, major donor tells Tories

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A major Tory party supporter is demanding the repayment of £200,000 in donations after complaining that he was excluded from elite political events and was never given auction prizes he had bid for at fundraising dinn...

Biden nominates wealthy Democratic donor as US ambassador to UK

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Jane Hartley, a businesswoman and Democratic party fundraiser, has been nominated as the next US ambassador to Britain, continuing a practice by both parties in recent decades of appointing wealthy donors to the prest...

Tory donor urges Boris Johnson to resign amid No 10 party scandals

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One of the Conservatives’ most generous donors has called on Boris Johnson to resign and stand again for the Tory party nomination amid growing calls from its backers for a change of leadership. John Griffin, the taxi...

Extinction Rebellion donor leads world’s top-performing hedge fund

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The world’s 20 top performing hedge fund managers earned a record $65.4bn ($48bn) profit for their clients in 2021 after bets placed on rising stock markets paid off. The biggest winner was TCI, the fund run by Britis...

Prince Andrew’s £1.5m loan paid off by firms linked to Tory donor – report

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Prince Andrew took out a £1.5m personal loan that was subsequently paid off by companies connected to David Rowland, a multimillionaire Conservative donor and financier, it has been claimed. Bloomberg News reported on...

French villagers bid to stop Tory donor Aquind laying cable under Channel

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French mayors and residents along the Normandy coast are campaigning to block a project for a cross-Channel electricity cable backed by a Ukrainian-born businessman who has donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to t...

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