Voluntary sector

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Covid has connected UK communities and spurred volunteering, report finds
Polling finds people feel more united than divided as pandemic brings people together

Haroon Siddique

28, Feb, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Volunteer lockdown army helps to make Britain brighter
Research shows more than 12 million signed up, from helping at food banks to fighting loneliness

Harriet Sherwood

28, Feb, 2021 @8:30 AM

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'You find a way': Judi Dench on working through sight loss
Actor describes being helped with lines and learning by repetition at event for the Vision Foundation

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

25, Feb, 2021 @8:30 PM

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Funding cuts hitting UK youth services as demand grows, report says
Survey finds 66% of 1,759 organisations face more demand but 83% say funding has decreased

Alex Mistlin

25, Feb, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Seeking the west coast of Yorkshire | Brief letters
Brief letters: Charity coffers | David Cameron | Hard crosswords | Yorkshire | Johnson’s journalism | Vaccine passports


24, Feb, 2021 @6:29 PM

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From Bowie to Jackie Weaver: girl dresses up to raise funds for charity
Pearl Parkin, eight, from Bath, becomes a different character each day to raise money for Save the Children

Amelia Hill

24, Feb, 2021 @3:29 PM

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Charities condemn Facebook for ‘attack on democracy’ in Australia
Campaign groups say blocking access to reliable news sources leaves a void to be filled by misinformation and hate speech

Emma Graham-Harrison

20, Feb, 2021 @10:15 PM

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UK charities urgently call on PM to set up emergency fund
Cancer Research UK and Comic Relief among charities who signed open letter to Boris Johnson

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

17, Feb, 2021 @6:18 PM

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Human rights groups to boycott government's Prevent review
Coalition of 17 groups says appointment of William Shawcross shows review will ‘rubber-stamp’ anti-radicalisation strategy

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

16, Feb, 2021 @3:48 PM

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Second-hand clothing mountain piles up as Brexit halts exports to EU
Deliveries of items given to charities for sale on the continent have fallen foul of rules of origin requirements

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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UK charity shops hope donation surge will help cover lockdown losses
Closed stores have cost charities more than £28m a month, but once Covid restrictions are eased bosses hope for a spring boost

Harriet Sherwood

31, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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UK sex workers face rising violence and hardship during pandemic
Some women have taken up sex work for the first time because of money worries, while others who had left the trade have returned

Sarah Johnson

29, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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