UK News

  • December 8, 2016

    As a humanitarian catastrophe worsens by the day in East Aleppo with tens of thousands of people at risk of starvation in what the UN has described as a "kill zone", eight CEOs of leading humanitarian organisations have written to Theresa May to urge her to work with European partners and the G7 to take bold steps to protect Syria's civilians.

  • December 7, 2016

    Theresa May has apparently declined to raise the issue of the death penalty for juveniles and political protestors in Saudi Arabia, despite emphasising in a speech today that the UK is the Gulf’s “partner” in reform and of the “embedding” of international norms.

  • December 7, 2016

    An annual state of the nation report, Monitoring Poverty and Social Exclusion, written for the independent Joseph Rowntree Foundation by the New Policy Institute, has found that 13.5 million people, 21 per cent of the  2016, UK’s population, are living in poverty.

  • December 6, 2016

    Amnesty International has called on Northern Ireland's First Minister, Arlene Foster, to use her visit to China this week to raise concerns about human rights abuses in China – including the country's widespread jailing of lawyers and its extensive use of the death penalty.

  • December 5, 2016

    Theresa May is set to attend the summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) this week, as a number of Gulf kingdoms continue to use the death penalty against children, or threaten to do so.

  • December 5, 2016

    As the Government published its migration statistics for the first nine months of 2016, the Refugee Council has published 20 facts based on the latest statistics.

  • December 2, 2016

    This Christmas time, a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As children across the country participate in their own retelling of the Christmas story, the video uses child actors to play the holy couple negotiating the harsh realities facing those seeking refuge on our shores.

  • December 1, 2016

    Michael Pryke, aged 17 from Stamford in Lincolnshire, has been announced as the Methodist Youth President Designate. He was elected at this year's 3Generate event for young Methodists that took place over the weekend of the 25 and 27 November.

  • November 30, 2016

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Trust has responded to today's report on sanctions by the National Audit Office.

  • November 30, 2016

    The Department for Work and Pensions  is not doing enough to find out how sanctions affect people on benefits, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office .