UK News Briefing

  • March 10, 2017
    Was it a good Budget? A significant Budget? Steady as we go, or radical change? I'm not sure it was any of those things.  The overall pattern seemed to me to be one of self-imposed constraint - the austerity narrative, as evidenced for...
  • March 10, 2017

    A commitment to deliver equal marriage must be a litmus test for any new Northern Ireland government, campaigners said yesterday (9 March 2017) at a press conference in Belfast.

  • March 9, 2017

    Mental health and the pressures of school life are among the topics about which young Methodists have told the Church they would like support and guidance.

  • March 8, 2017

    The Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first budget today. Here are the raw figures. But they are not necessarily what they seem. 

  • March 8, 2017

    The Trades Unon Congress (TUC) has published its full budget submission, calling on the Chancellor to honour the Prime Minister’s pledge in October to “put the power of government squarely at the service of ordinary working-class people.”

  • March 7, 2017

    The Refugee Council has published a new analysis of the latest developments in the UK asylum system.

  • March 7, 2017

    LGBT Catholics, parents and friends returned home on 5 March 2017 after an inspiring six days of pilgrimage to Rome.

  • March 6, 2017

    The Government is asking the High Court to use secret proceedings in a case brought by victims of a UK-US rendition during the ‘War on Terror’. This is the first time such powers are set to be used in a rendition victims’ case.

  • March 3, 2017

    A Bristol-based charity, Life Cycle UK, has won the Robin Corbett Award for Prisoner Rehabilitation 2017. Its innovative Bike Back project at HMP Bristol recreates the environment of a working bike shop in a prison.

  • March 2, 2017

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty has called on the Ministry of Defence to drop plans to prevent servicemen and women from suing it for negligence, branding them “nakedly self-serving” in its response to the...