UK News

  • October 25, 2016

    A major drive to end the criminalisation of children living in residential homes will be launched today by the Howard League for Penal Reform.The two-year programme will be led by the charity with support from an advisory board and will be chaired by Michael Gove, a former Secretary of State at both Justice and Education.

  • October 24, 2016

    A world leading interfaith initiative aimed at creating a practical ethical financial solution will move a step closer today (24 October 2016) at a private round table to be held in the House of Lords.

  • October 24, 2016

    Hundreds of thousands of pounds of UK funding for international counter-narcotics operations may be contributing to higher numbers of death sentences and executions abroad, the international human rights organisation Reprieve has  found.

  • October 22, 2016

    A new campaigning group, Cradle2Grave, has come together to "join the dots together after being battered and bruised by Tory austerity for six years".

  • October 21, 2016

    The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church in Wales, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church. together with Quakers in Britain, have released a statement calling upon the Syrian and Russian Governments and other forces to stop their bombardment of Aleppo. 

  • October 20, 2016

    MPs yesterday  painted a damning picture of how British companies and tax havens are helping the corrupt to steal vast sums from poor countries and so undermining UK aid, in a new report welcomed by Christian Aid.

  • October 20, 2016

    The High Court has  ordered a fresh inquest into the death of Private Sean Benton, more than 20 years after he died while undergoing training at Deepcut Barracks.

  • October 19, 2016

    Four in ten people in Britain live in homes which fail to meet the 'Living Home Standard' – a new measure of what makes an acceptable home, developed as part of ground-breaking new research released on 17 October 2016

  • October 19, 2016

    Fourteen children who have been living in the so-called Calais ‘Jungle’ camp have arrived in the UK to reunite with family members already living in Britain.

  • October 18, 2016

    Victims of child abuse have set out detailed proposals and costings for a redress scheme which they want the Northern Ireland Executive to set up following the end of the Historic Institutional Abuse Inquiry.