News Brief

  • August 10, 2016

    One in three working families in England could not afford to pay their rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job, new figures from Shelter has revealed

  • August 9, 2016

    With more than two million people impacted by the fighting in and around Aleppo,the United Nations has made an urgent call for a humanitarian pause in the hostilities to enable immediate access to repair the electricity and water networks, and provide assistance to people in need.

  • August 9, 2016

    The civil and human rights organisation Liberty has written to the Home Office condemning unprecedented new guidance that would allow detainees at immigration removal centres to be placed in solitary confinement for being ‘stubborn’.

  • August 8, 2016

    By the time a child is taken into care, they may already have experienced loss, neglect, abuse, or trauma which is hard to contemplate.

  • August 8, 2016

    Unions, employers and the government must redouble efforts to tackle the increase in racism following the vote to leave the EU, according to a new Trades Union Congress report released today.

  • August 8, 2016

    As the Rio Olympics get underway, Brazil has blocked the construction of a controversial dam in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.

  • August 6, 2016

    British prosecutors have stuck by a decision not to bring charges against the UK Government over its role in the 2004 kidnap and rendition of two Libyan families, including a pregnant woman and children aged 6 to 12.

  • August 5, 2016

    This year, 6 and 9 August mark the 71st anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two Japanese cities destroyed by atomic bombs with a combined death toll estimated at more than 225,000 people.

  • August 5, 2016

    The Crown Prosecutions Service is today expected to announce the result of a ‘victims’ review’ of the decision not to bring charges over the UK Government’s involvement in the kidnap and ‘rendition’ of two families to Libya.

  • August 5, 2016

    The Electoral Reform Society has expressed disappointment at the news that David Cameron has appointed 16 Peers in his resignation honours list, making the second chamber more bloated and costly than ever.