News Brief

  • June 17, 2016

    Pan-African women of faith from Africa and the African diaspora have in a spiritual pilgrimage deliberated on issues affecting women’s empowerment and the importance of lifting their voices and votes to end hunger and poverty.

  • June 17, 2016

    The Attorney General has given consent for the family of Private Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut barracks 21 years ago, to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into the circumstances around his death.

  • June 16, 2016

    Millions of workers across the UK rightly feel exploited.

  • June 16, 2016

    On the second day of his visit to Brussels the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the opening ceremony of the European Development Days forum and participated in a commemoration for the victims of the March airport bombing attacks in the city.

  • June 16, 2016

    Campaigners are warning of a low turnout and a "worrying demographic divide" in the EU referendum - which alongside a close result could lead to the perception that the result on 23 June will be ‘inconclusive’.

  • June 15, 2016

    New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of low income households claiming means-tested benefits are worried about future changes to the welfare system.

  • June 15, 2016

    An elderly British-Bangladeshi journalist who faces a potential death sentence in Bangladesh has been denied bail, sparking fears for his wellbeing in detention.

  • June 15, 2016

    An expert panel of the World Health Organisation has concluded that while the Zika virus and its associated disorders continue to be a public health emergency of international concern, there is a “very low” risk of further international spread of the virus as a result of the forthcoming Olympic Games.

  • June 15, 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has published a proposal for the establishment of a women’s centre on the site of the existing visitors centre at HMP Holloway, which is due to close later this month.

  • June 14, 2016

    Last week, a social media conversation with a Catholic and and Anglican on the subject of Gerard Manley Hopkins' poetry concluded with the Anglican (who