News Brief

  • February 15, 2017

    The growth of insecure employment – working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights – is costing the Exchequer an estimated £4 billion a year, according to a new Trades Union Congress report published yesterday.

  • February 14, 2017

    As we watch the Trump White House in horrified fascination, are we in danger of tolerating similar attitudes and policies from our own government simply because they are expressed in a more subtle

  • February 14, 2017

    An indigenous leader has been shot dead in Colombia. Yoryanis Isabel Bernal Varela was a leader of the Wiwa tribe and a campaigner for both indigenous and women’s rights.

  • February 14, 2017

    Quakers are calling for a ban on new and intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking for shale gas and oil, and underground coal gasification.

  • February 13, 2017

    The government of Yemen has reportedly refused permission for the United States to carry out any further ground operations on its soil, after a US raid on a village saw several civilians killed, including children.

  • February 13, 2017

    Prisons need a profound culture change to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide, according to a report published today (13 February 2017) by Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • February 11, 2017

    In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, leaders and representatives of five Churches have expressed their concern at the Government’s announcement that it intends to suspend the programme for the safe re-settlement of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.

  • February 10, 2017

    The Dubs amendment was passed in May 2016 at the height of the European refugee crisis and was supposed to ensure that 3,000 lone children were given protection in the UK. The Government has announced the scheme will close after only relocating 350 children.

  • February 10, 2017

    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has voiced concern about an escalation in the fighting between Government and opposition forces in the west bank of the River Nile in the African country's north.

  • February 10, 2017

    The Government has announced it will close a special scheme to relocate vulnerable unaccompanied children from other European countries to the UK.