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  • 26 Jul 2016

    The Trades Union Congress is today publishing five tests which it is calling on the government to apply before triggering Article 50 to take the UK out of the European Union.

  • 25 Jul 2016

    The TUC has published a new report outlining how the UK can undergo a clean energy transition to create high-quality jobs and secure a major share of the future clean energy industry, which is estimated to be worth $500 billion globally.

  • 25 Jul 2016

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, along with the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali, condemned the recent clashes in Kidal between forces of The Platform Movement and those of the Coordination of movements of Azawad, both of which are signatories to the country's peace agreement.

  • 25 Jul 2016

    Foreign Office concerns over Egypt’s human rights record have led to a “step-change” in the UK’s approach to that government, according to a new FCO human rights report.

  • 24 Jul 2016

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is calling on the Government to undertake a radical overhaul of the childcare system to make it easier for families to balance earning and caring, and improve the quality and affordability.

  • 23 Jul 2016

    The start of the school holidays should be a happy time for children, but in too many cases the anticipation of leisurely sunny days and fun activities has been replaced by worry and anxiety.

  • 22 Jul 2016

    Students of communication and theology will address questions of media and globalisation and then explore how these relate to the theme of religion in mass media, as part of a global summer school held from 23 to 31 2016 July in Jamaica.

  • 22 Jul 2016

    Christian Aid has praised the new Government for a solid start on climate change, as the Fifth Carbon Budget passed both Houses of Parliament less than a week after the new Prime Minister was appointed.

  • 21 Jul 2016

    As the sweeping crackdown in Turkey following a failed coup continues, Amnesty International has warned that purges are being extended to censor media houses and journalists, including those critical of government policy.

  • 21 Jul 2016

    Quakers in Britain support the Taxes for Peace Bill which was given its first reading in the House of Commons on19 July 2016

  • 21 Jul 2016

    Ruth Cadbury MP has tabled a 10-minute Rule Motion proposing an extension of the right of conscientious objection to military service through the taxation system.

  • 20 Jul 2016

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has welcomed the appointment of Elizabeth Truss as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice.

  • 20 Jul 2016

    The lives and livelihoods of more than 60 million people around the world have been turned upside down by the extreme weather events linked to the El Niño phenomenon,the  UN Secretary-General said yesterday, calling for a scaled-up, unprecedented response that goes beyond humanitarian action.

  • 19 Jul 2016

    The #stillhungry report published today by the West Cheshire Foodbank, demonstrates the persistence of hunger in 21st century Britain, where one in three people receiving emergency food is a child.

  • 19 Jul 2016

    Human rights in Turkey are in peril following the coup attempt which resulted in the deaths of at least 208 people and almost 8,000 arrests, says Amnesty International.