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  • 19 Oct 2016

    Four in ten people in Britain live in homes which fail to meet the 'Living Home Standard' – a new measure of what makes an acceptable home, developed as part of ground-breaking new research released on 17 October 2016

  • 19 Oct 2016

    Fourteen children who have been living in the so-called Calais ‘Jungle’ camp have arrived in the UK to reunite with family members already living in Britain.

  • 19 Oct 2016

    The Church and Peace network is warning against extending a financial and political instrument at the disposal of the European Union  that could strengthen the military capacity of non-EU countries, a move the network sees as a major shift.

  • 18 Oct 2016

    A Brazilian Indian leader at the forefront of his people’s struggle to reclaim their ancestral land has been assassinated.

  • 18 Oct 2016

    Victims of child abuse have set out detailed proposals and costings for a redress scheme which they want the Northern Ireland Executive to set up following the end of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.

  • 18 Oct 2016

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has today refused to answer questions in the House of Commons about the case of Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, a British father of three who is held on Ethiopia’s death row.

  • 18 Oct 2016

    The news that the Troubled Families scheme

  • 17 Oct 2016

    The Government’s Criminal Finances Bill will play a useful role in the fight against corruption, but its potential has been overshadowed by the failure to take decisive action on secrecy in UK-owned jurisdictions, says Christian Aid.

  • 17 Oct 2016

    Marking World Food Day 2016, the United Nations has highlighted the close links between climate change, sustainable agriculture, and food and nutrition security, with the message: “The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.”

  • 16 Oct 2016

    On World Food Day today,11 of the UK's leading charities working with people affected by hunger have combined forces for the first time, to launch a campaign that aims to end hunger in the UK.

  • 15 Oct 2016

    Britain’s secretive work at a death-row jail in Bahrain is being challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • 14 Oct 2016

    Governments should capitalise on years of growing concern and negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons next year, the World Council of Churches said in an inter-religious call at the United Nations on 12 October.

  • 14 Oct 2016

    Arrests of children have fallen by 59 per cent in the last five years after a concerted effort by police across the country and a successful campaign by the Howard League for Penal Reform to keep as many boys and girls as possible out of the criminal justice system.

  • 13 Oct 2016

    With the imminent clearance of the Calais camp and wet winter weather fast approaching, the United Nations Children’s Fund Special Coordinator for the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, says that the commitment by the UK and France to find urgent solutions for the hundreds of refugee and migrant children languishing there for months, “could not come a minute too soon.”

  • 13 Oct 2016

    Campaign Against Arms Trade has condemned the bombing of a funeral in Yemen, believed to be by the Saudi-led coalition, which took place on 8 October 2016, and has called for an end to all arms exports to Saudi Arabia and the revoking of all current licences. The strike is reported to have killed over 150 innocent people, injuring hundreds more.