News round up: Prince’s Trust lunch broke charity laws

    Prince’s Trust lunch broke charity laws

    The Prince of Wales’ youth charity broke the law by running a joint fundraising event with an offshoot of the Conservative party, watchdog the Charity Commission ruled today.

    It said the Prince’s Trust raised about £20,000 by organising a lunch hosted by former prime minister Lady Thatcher in October 2007. It agreed to pay half to the co-sponsors of the event, the Tory organisation women2win.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    More than a million homeowners are in negative equity – and another million are on the edge

    More than one million homeowners are in negative equity because of the house price crash, official figures show.
    A further one million are days away from being plunged into the same situation if prices continue to drop.
    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

    Nurse struck off for secret BBC filming

    A nurse was struck off yesterday for secretly filming in a hospital for a BBC Panorama programme that exposed the neglect of elderly patients.

    Margaret Haywood, 58, of Liverpool, argued that she had acted in the public interest but a panel found that in recording patients at the Royal Sussex hospital for the July 2005 documentary she was guilty of misconduct and “it would not be in the public interest for her to be able to practise as a nurse”.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

     

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