A commenter to that thread noted that Claire Ramm has had the charges against her dismissed, though it looks as though the trial of the other defendants is proceding, and will go ahead in September.
Any jubilation is likely to be shortlived, however, as the Barking and Dagenham Post reports (story not yet online, only in hard copy) that the council is giving Age Concern the heave-ho as the main provider of elderly services in the borough. Their contract will not be renewed in March.
Council leader Liam Smith is reported by the 'Post' as saying:
"The workers and carers do a fantastic job. But I have concerns about their management structure" he said."A bit ironic to hear a council member saying this about a supplier, when it's usually a long-suffering taxpayer saying it about the council..!
"It has always felt like a one way street to me."
"We give to them and they don't deliver on their promises. Just look at the Active Age centres."
And for 'A', who seemed unduly distressed at my description of them as 'a fake charity', well, here's a clue...