Third Sector Podcast: The fuel and energy crisis

Andy and Russell talk to Ed Wallis about how the energy crisis will affect charities

This week, news editor Andy Ricketts and senior news reporter Russell Hargrave talk to Ed Wallis, head of policy at the community organisation support charity Locality, about the UK’s escalating energy crisis. 

Fuel prices were rising before the war in Ukraine began at the beginning of the year but the conflict has exacerbated the situation, with a reduction in the use of Russian oil increasing demand from other producers, putting up prices. 

With many UK charities already facing rising costs and increased demand for their services because of the cost-of-living crisis, Ed shares his views on the challenging autumn to come. 

In this week’s Good News Bulletin, a team of horse-related stories: from the Exmouth Museum’s competition to name a new equine mural decorating its exterior, to the highs and lows of Patrick the therapy pony, who was last month installed as the unofficial ‘Mayor of Cockington’, only to be barred from his favourite local pub in the first weeks of his tenure. 

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