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Christian Porter’s blind trust should be examined by parliament – but it won’t be and that’s crushingly predictable

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If you weren’t glued to the House of Representatives on Wednesday afternoon, let me bring you up to speed. The Speaker of the house, Tony Smith, a cautious and considered person, examined whether or not the privileges...

Cream teas at dawn: inside the war for the National Trust

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One by one, they tackle the steeply winding path to Penrhyn Castle, pausing halfway to admire the view over a sparkling blue sea. Extended families grapple with pushchairs and picnic cool boxes; there are dapper older...

National Trust election candidate ‘not consulted’ about ‘anti-woke’ backing

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A retired conservationist who was named by an ‘anti-woke’ insurgent group as a candidate it was backing for the coming National Trust elections says he was never consulted by the campaigners and is at odds with them. ...

The Guardian view on the National Trust: battleground for a culture war

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Phyllis Schlafly, whose drives against abortion and female equality galvanised conservatives and helped reshape America, used to compare political campaigns to an iceberg with “eight-ninths under the surface”. Her arm...

National Trust warns of threat from ‘ideological campaign’ waged against it

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The National Trust has warned of the “damage” it faces from an “ideological campaign” waged against it by self-styled “anti-woke” insurgents whom the charity has accused of seeking to stoke divisions. It was prompted ...

Insurgents to bring war on ‘wokeness’ to National Trust AGM

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Torn between moves to reckon with difficult truths about its properties’ colonial past and those who view the process as a politicised assault on heritage, the National Trust (NT) has been embroiled for months in its ...

Voters are receptive to ‘leftwing’ policies but Labour must build trust

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Labour is not much cop at winning elections. In its entire history, the party has won only five elections with a comfortable majority. The brutal truth is that Labour should be good at opposition because it has plenty...

Keep National Trust estates open for all to enjoy

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Dinton Park would not be the only property the National Trust has leased out recently (Outcry over National Trust plan to fence off acres of Wiltshire park for tenant, 19 September). Last year, it offered a 125-year l...

Outcry over National Trust plan to fence off acres of Wiltshire park for tenant

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For years, the rolling landscape of Dinton Park has been a favourite haunt of dog walkers, runners and seekers of tranquillity. When it snows children sledge down Toboggan Hill, and during the Covid lockdowns it becam...

Cinemas trust in Bond bounce as No Time to Die tickets go on sale

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British cinema owners are quietly confident that when tickets go on sale next week for Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond demand will ensure the biggest box office hit since the start of the pandemic. No Time to...

National Trust could vote to ban trail-hunting on its land

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The National Trust could ban “trail-hunting” on its land when members vote on the hugely divisive issue next month. The charity has granted licences for the practice – in which hounds and riders follow a scent path la...

Runnymede Trust did not breach guidance over race report, watchdog finds

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A leading race equality thinktank did not breach charity guidance despite claims from Conservative MPs that it is pursuing a political agenda, a watchdog has found. The Charity Commission’s review of the Runnymede Tru...

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...

National Trust to give staff siestas in summer

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The National Trust is giving its workers siestas in summer due to increasingly hot weather because of climate change. Staff and volunteers in the south of England will be given more Mediterranean working hours, with a...

Bat on a non-slip roof: National Trust adapts manor for nocturnal residents

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Bats have probably been in the attics of Oxburgh Hall for centuries. But how can they return for a good day’s sleep when the National Trust puts new and unfamiliar tiles on the roof? The trust on Thursday revealed th...

‘Prices going up’: competition watchdog tells governments to limit asset sales as public loses trust

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Competition watchdog Rod Sims has called for curbs on state and federal government privatisations, saying the public has lost trust after seeing prices rise following asset sell-offs. The Australian Competition and Co...

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