Dundee charity probe

Dundee University is set to investigate its dealings with charities after claims that it muzzled whistleblowing about an organisation that has been banned from representing itself as a charity. The bank accounts of Breast Cancer Research Scotland have been frozen after Scottish court of session judge Lord Drummond Young heard only a fraction of its fundraising went to good causes. It last year pledged £5 million for research at Dundee but has so far given only £500,000.

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