Michael Grade takes charge at Fundraising Regulator | 'I had to fund Kids Co', says minister | High Court verdict in £1.8m legacy case

Plus: Ex-Premier League footballer banned over charity finances | Children in Need raises record amount | Jury fails to reach verdict in ShelterBox fraud trial

Michael Grade
Michael Grade

The broadcasting executive Michael Grade has been appointed interim chair of the new Fundraising Regulator. He will hold the position for at least the next 12 months and be responsible for setting up the new body.

Tim Loughton, the ex-children's minister, would not have been able to serve in his former role without funding Kids Company because of the negative consequences had he turned the charity down, MPs have been told.

The four charities that were locked in a legal dispute over a £1.8m inheritance with the son of the will-maker's best friend have won their case.

Former Charlton Athletic footballer Richard Rufus has been forbidden from running any company for 15 years after mismanaging a £5m investment belonging to Kingsway International, a Christian charity for which he was a trustee.

BBC Children in Need raised a record £37.1m on the night last week, £4.5m more than the previous high of £32.6m

Tom Henderson, the founder and former chief executive of the disaster-relief charity ShelterBox, is facing a retrial over allegations he fraudulently awarded contracts worth £1.5m to his son.


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