Stonewall turns 30: 'There's still so much work to be done'

Stonewall is today celebrating its 30 year anniversary, marking three decades of its fight for LGBT rights, but claims there is 'still so much more to be done'.

The charity was founded in 1989 by Sir Ian McKellen, Lord Michael Cashman and Lisa Power to oppose Section 28, which was introduced to try and ban conversations about same-sex relationships in school.

Trustee ordered to pay over £200,000 after stealing from miners’ charity

A trustee has been disqualified from trusteeship and ordered to pay over £200,000 after stealing from the funds of a miners’ charity.

A Charity Commission inquiry found two trustees of the Nottinghamshire Miners Home were guilty of ‘serious misconduct and mismanagement' in the running of the charity, which has resulted in the disqualification of one of the trustees.

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RSPB appoints new chief executive

The RSPB has appointed former Woodland Trust CEO, Beccy Speight as its new chief executive.

Speight, who has been the leader of Woodland Trust since 2014, will replace Dr Mike Clarke, who announced he was stepping down late last year.

Charity Futures announces new Oxford Institute of Charity

Sir Stephen Bubb has announced the launch of the Oxford Institute of Charity, which will be hosted at New College, Oxford University.

New scheme launched to support resilience of charity staff and volunteers

The City Bridge Trust is calling for charities to design and deliver six-month pilot projects to aid the mental health of charity staff and volunteers.

Scottish regulator receives over 300 complaints from charity staff

Regulators have received hundreds of complaints about Scottish charities from staff within their own organisations, new figures have revealed.

According to data acquired by BBC Scotland from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), there have been 318 ‘notifiable events’ reported over the past few years including cases of fraud, bullying and sexual abuse.

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Climate change is threatening life on earth and humankind is running out of time to reverse its damage. But we are the first generation to recognise it, and charities can't afford to be complacent in their impact.

Interim manager appointed to charity after terrorist conviction

An interim manager has been appointed at the Essex Islamic Academy after its former boss was convicted of preparing terrorist acts while employed at the charity.

Jonathan Burchfield of law firm Stone King will take on the role from Umar Ahmed Haque, who pleaded guilty to disseminating terrorist material to children who attended the charity’s madrassah.

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