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Employers are to be banned from preventing staff on zero-hours contracts seeking extra work elsewhere. Business Secretary Vince Cable says "unscrupulous" firms have abused their flexibility.
As parties draw up their manifestos ahead of the General Election, Christian Aid, its supporters and faith groups are demanding that action to tackle climate change be at the heart of parties’ plans for government.
As three Al-Jazeera journalists were sentenced to seven years in prison, Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) has called for an immediate end to all arms sales to the Egyptian regime.
Representatives of some of Ethiopia’s biggest aid donors are to send a team to the southwest of the country to investigate persistent reports of human rights abuses amongst the tribes living there.
The Yearly Meeting Gathering of Quakers in Britain which takes place in Bath from 2 to 9 August this year, is oversubscribed and is "regretfully having to turn away Friends."
Inner London is the only area of the country where the rate of job starts is higher than before the recession, according to a new TUC report published today.
A landmark ruling by a UK court has paved the way for the oil company Shell to be finally held accountable for devastating oil pollution in the Niger Delta, says Amnesty International.