UK News

  • August 30, 2016

    Five million adults are lacking basic reading, writing and numeracy skills essential to everyday life and being able to find and secure work, according to analysis for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

  • August 29, 2016

    The  Ministry of Justice has refused to declassify files about its work with Bangladeshi prison guards, as an elderly British journalist enters his fourth month of detention without charge.

  • August 29, 2016

    New statistics have been published showing how many asylum claims the UK has received in the first half of 2016. The figures also show how many asylum seekers have been granted refugee protection and from which countries people have fled.

  • August 27, 2016

    Ekklesia author Savi Hensman will shed more light on how the church grapples with issues of sexuality and social change when she speaks at the Greenbelt Festival today.

  • August 26, 2016

    The Electoral Reform Society  is to aunch a major report into the conduct of the EU referendum next Thursday (1September 2016).

  • August 24, 2016

    More than a million families with a household income below £30,000 are in extreme debt, and ongoing wage stagnation is making the problem worse, according to a new report published yesterday by the TUC and UNISON.

  • August 23, 2016

    Caritas Social Action Network, the social action arm of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, has commented on an important report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on deep-rooted racial inequality in the UK.

  • August 23, 2016

    The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • August 22, 2016

    Beekeepers and market gardeners, university lecturers, teachers and men who left school aged twelve, doctors, printers and politicians, were conscientious objectors in World War I. Their courage – and the global plight of COs today – has inspired an art exhibition in London, set in a chamber resembling a WWI field tent made of bandages.

  • August 20, 2016

    A robust parliamentary inquiry into the police use of Tasers is urgently needed, a leading body of rights-based agencies said yesterday (19 August 2016), following the death of Dalian Atkinson for which two West Mercia police officers are under criminal investigation.