UK News Briefing

  • June 26, 2003

    Jonathan Aitken marries again

    -26/6/03

    Ex-Tory minister Jonathan Aitken has married for the second time at a low-key service in London.

    Mr Aitken, who was

    Jonathan Aitken marries again -26/6/03 Ex-Tory minister Jonathan Aitken has married for the second time at a low-key service in London. Mr Aitken, who was jailed for perjury after his doomed libel action against The Guardian and Granada Television,...
  • June 26, 2003

    Pressure stepped up against Burmese regime

    -26/6/03

    Britain stepped up pressure against the military Government in Burma yesterday, following calls from amon

    Pressure stepped up against Burmese regime -26/6/03 Britain stepped up pressure against the military Government in Burma yesterday, following calls from amongst others, Christian parliamentarians. As part of concerted international action against...
  • June 26, 2003

    Senior anglicans will not accept bishops authority

    -26/6/03

    Senior Anglicans have said that they will not recognise the authority of the first openly homosex

    Senior anglicans will not accept bishops authority -26/6/03 Senior Anglicans have said that they will not recognise the authority of the first openly homosexual bishop in the Church of England if his appointment was confirmed. More than 30 church...
  • June 26, 2003

    Trial date set for pro life candidates

    -26/6/03

    The trial date has been set for two pro-life candidates who were arrested during the election campaign for th

    Trial date set for pro life candidates -26/6/03 The trial date has been set for two pro-life candidates who were arrested during the election campaign for the Welsh Assembly. Fiona Pinto and Joseph Biddulph were detained after showing a picture of...
  • June 25, 2003

    Bishop attacks Harry Pottermania

    -25/6/03

    Bristol's new bishop has attacked Harry Pottermania for turning children into consumer "slaves".

    Bishop attacks Harry Pottermania -25/6/03 Bristol's new bishop has attacked Harry Pottermania for turning children into consumer "slaves". The Right Reverend Mike Hill, who was installed as Bishop of Bristol at the weekend, condemned commercial...
  • June 25, 2003

    Trade justice set for biggest lobby ever

    -25/6/03

    Trade justice campaigners are set to lobby 500-plus MPs this weekend in the biggest simultaneous lobby of M

    Trade justice set for biggest lobby ever -25/6/03 Trade justice campaigners are set to lobby 500-plus MPs this weekend in the biggest simultaneous lobby of MPs this country has ever seen, co-ordinated by the Trade Justice Movement. Tens of thousands...
  • June 24, 2003

    Williams attempts to shift focus of bishops

    -24/6/03

    The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday appeared to rebuke bickering bishops and try and focus attention

    Williams attempts to shift focus of bishops -24/6/03 The Archbishop of Canterbury yesterday appeared to rebuke bickering bishops and try and focus attention on other issues, apart from the churches apparent obsession with homosexuality. In his...
  • June 24, 2003

    Bishop backs restorative justice

    -24/6/03

    Britain's first senior black bishop, the Bishop of Birmingham, has called for a new "restorative justice" approach

    Bishop backs restorative justice -24/6/03 Britain's first senior black bishop, the Bishop of Birmingham, has called for a new "restorative justice" approach to crime and punishment, helping bring offenders and victims together to produce "truth and...
  • June 24, 2003

    MPs back smacking ban

    -24/6/03

    A ban on parents smacking their children has received the backing from MPs on two influential committees.

    The news will che

    MPs back smacking ban -24/6/03 A ban on parents smacking their children has received the backing from MPs on two influential committees. The news will cheer campaigners for non-violent alternatives in child discipline, but will not be welcomed by...
  • June 24, 2003

    U2 frontman receives death threats

    -24/6/03

    U2 frontman Bono has received death threats as a result of his campaigning against AIDS and to relieve Third Worl

    U2 frontman receives death threats -24/6/03 U2 frontman Bono has received death threats as a result of his campaigning against AIDS and to relieve Third World debt -particularly in Africa. The theats against the rock star who is well known for his...