That was then ... from Third Sector, 22 April 1993

Relate, the relationship counselling charity, has split with its London branch after mediation failed.

London Marriage Guidance refused to update its image when the National Marriage Guidance Council changed its name to Relate five years ago. The relationship continued to deteriorate and London Marriage Guidance now wants to be seen as a separate organisation. Relate is to set up a rival service in London. (Page 2)

Grand National day may have been a disaster for bookies and race lovers everywhere after the race was declared void, but aid charity Feed the Children should ensure that children in Bosnia benefit from the fiasco. The charity was contacted by The Daily Mail, which led with a front-page splash asking punters to donate their void stake money to buy food for war victims. So far the charity has netted £34,000. (Page 5)

Pay increases at major charities are running at half last year's levels as inflation tumbles. But some agreements compare favourably with settlements outside the sector. An analysis of nine major increases effective in January and April covering more than 11,500 staff shows basic increases ranged between 1.5 per cent at the National Trust and 4.5 per cent at the Salvation Army. (Page 6)

Ray-Ban sunglasses, a fashion accessory of the rich and famous, could be going out of style. They are produced by US conglomerate Bausch and Lomb, which owns Charles Rivers. And Charles Rivers sells laboratory animals through a subsidiary. A year ago, the BUAV laid the ground for a campaign against Bausch and Lomb with a year-long investigation. Stars such as Madonna have been asked not to wear Ray-Bans. (Back page)

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