UK News

  • January 28, 2016

    £139 million of ‘made-up money’ will count as UK aid and contribute towards meeting the UK government’s target for spending 0.7 per cent of national income on aid, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act have revealed.

  • January 27, 2016

    A new report, Secure Voting, from Webroots Democracy provides expert testimony from companies and academics specialising in online voting systems. It makes the case that electronic balloting is safe and secure and will increase voter engagement.

  • January 26, 2016

    Average pay (median) in Britain is still worth £2,270 less in real terms than it was in 2008 – a shortfall of £44 a week – according to new analysis published by the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

  • January 25, 2016

    In the midst of World War I, as conscription came into force, Quakers worked with parliament to ensure men had the right to refuse to kill

  • January 22, 2016

    The government must use the African Union summit which runs from 21-26 Juanuary in Addis Ababa to urge the release of a British man kidnapped to Ethiopia nearly two years ago, says the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • January 21, 2016

    The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to debate whether congregations should be allowed to consider calling a person in a same-sex marriage as a minister or deacon.

  • January 20, 2016

    The power to stop, search, detain, question and seize documents from anyone travelling through a UK airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 is incompatible with Article 10 of the Human Rights Act, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday (19 January).

  • January 19, 2016

    First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon will address a major anti-nuclear weapons demo in central London next month alongside trades union and party leaders.

  • January 18, 2016

    UK personnel are working in a Saudi Arabian "control centre” assisting with targeting as part of a bombing campaign in Yemen, which has been accused of attacks which “may amount to a war crime” by the UN Secretary General.

  • January 15, 2016

    British Quakers are heading to Peru this week  for a global gathering of the Society of Friends which will run from 19 - 27 January. The theme is Living the transformation: Creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God.