Charity Commission targets cyber fraudsters

The Charity Commission has reported a number of cases of identity theft to Action Fraud, the national centre for cyber-crime….

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Historic gold medal goes to auction

The first-ever Olympic gold medal won by a British woman in an individual swimming event will go to auction later…

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Scots back plans to revitalise empty homes

The majority of Scots recognise the negative issues associated with long-term empty properties and agree that owners should be encouraged…

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Princess Diana’s brother likely to favour son in inheritance decision

Earl Spencer, the younger brother of Princess Diana, plans to leave his family’s Althorp estate to his son, rather than…

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Online legal services gaining ground, research reveals

People are increasingly embracing online legal services, but still appreciate face-to-face contact, according to a survey released this week (30…

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Cancer Research unveils free online will service

Cancer Research UK is offering a free online will service to those aged 55 and over, in conjunction with a…

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Lost village discovered in Scotland’s Glencoe

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a village linked to one of the most infamous episodes of Scottish history. The…

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Welsh statue for first female US senator

Plans have been unveiled to commemorate the first-ever female US senator in the Welsh town where she was born. The…

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Probate record costs tumble

The government has cut the price of ordering copies of probate records to £1.50 from £10. The documents, which reveal…

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Charity sector tables requests for new PM

Charity leaders have called for new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to address key concerns facing the sector. In particular, they…

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Top lawyer fined over estate transfer payments

A senior lawyer at London firm Kingsley Napley has been fined for mistakenly allowing the transfer of £1.5m from an…

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Rorke’s Drift medals to sell for £40,000-£50,000

Two medals awarded to one of the defenders of Rorke’s Drift will go on sale at London auction house Spink…

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New rules for reporting unnatural deaths

New laws will require doctors to report any unnatural deaths, or those with no obvious cause, to the coroner. According…

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Supreme Court head highlights family change

Lady Hale, president of the Supreme Court, shared her thoughts on the changing nature of the family in a speech…

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Review recommends inheritance tax shake-up

The inheritance tax (IHT) system should be reformed and simplified, according to an independent review commissioned by Chancellor of the…

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Online probate system to be extended from 1 October

Solicitors and probate practitioners will be permitted to apply for probate online as of 1 October, according to a statutory…

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