UK News

  • February 14, 2017

    Quakers are calling for a ban on new and intensive forms of fossil fuel extraction, including fracking for shale gas and oil, and underground coal gasification.

  • February 13, 2017

    Prisons need a profound culture change to prevent people from losing their lives through suicide, according to a report published today (13 February 2017) by Centre for Mental Health and the Howard League for Penal Reform.

  • February 11, 2017

    In a joint letter to the Home Secretary, leaders and representatives of five Churches have expressed their concern at the Government’s announcement that it intends to suspend the programme for the safe re-settlement of unaccompanied minors seeking refuge in the United Kingdom.

  • February 10, 2017

    The Dubs amendment was passed in May 2016 at the height of the European refugee crisis and was supposed to ensure that 3,000 lone children were given protection in the UK. The Government has announced the scheme will close after only relocating 350 children.

  • February 10, 2017

    The Government has announced it will close a special scheme to relocate vulnerable unaccompanied children from other European countries to the UK.

  • February 9, 2017

    CND has published a new report which examines the security implications of Trident, Britain's nuclear weapons system.

  • February 8, 2017

    Christian Aid has urged Theresa May to use the "full weight" of her government’s influence to persuade the UK’s Overseas Territories to end the secrecy around the ownership of companies hosted on their shores.

  • February 8, 2017

    A senior Parliamentary Committee has heavily criticised the Government for failing to allow public scrutiny of a new £1 billion fund used for UK security assistance overseas.

  • February 7, 2017

    The number of people in insecure work – those working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights – has shot up by more than 660,000 (27 per cent) over the past five years, according to new research published today (7 February 2017)) by the TUC

  • February 7, 2017

    Leading academics from around the world will debate the ethics of the international fur trade at a Summer School at St Stephen's House, Oxford, from 23-26 July, 2017.