UK News

  • September 24, 2016

    The impact of new and existing laws on private renting in Scotland is the main theme of a high-level conference taking place in Edinburgh.

  • September 23, 2016

    The 2016 Labour Party conference will begin in Liverpool this weekend with a church service on Sunday morning, at which the newly elected leader will speak.

  • September 22, 2016

    The Northern Friends Peace Board (NFPB) will hold a conference in Darlington on 24 September 2016.  Entitled Changing the narrative for peace - critical role of the media, the conference will explore themes of changing the narrative round peace, security and conflict, using both existing and new media.

  • September 21, 2016

    The Committee on Arms Export Controls has called for an immediate ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen and the Foreign Affairs Committee has called for courts to decide on the legality of the exports. It has also supported calls for a UN investigation.

  • September 20, 2016

    Christian Aid has criticised the UK Prime Minister Theresa May for her government’s approach to controlling the movement of refugees globally, which – the charity says – puts the interests of rich countries first, while ignoring the needs of millions of displaced people.

  • September 19, 2016

    Nearly half of UK workplaces have never had a health and safety inspection – including more than 80 per cent of construction workplaces – according to a new TUC survey of health and safety reps published today.

  • September 17, 2016

    In the last year, 44% of working families in England – equivalent to 3.7 million families – cut back on buying essential food and clothing in a bid to help pay their rent or mortgage.

  • September 16, 2016

    More than 50 charities, NGOs and aid agencies working with refugees across the world have written to the Prime Minister, urging her to do more to tackle the global refugee crisis.

  • September 15, 2016

    Quakers in Scotland and ForcesWatch are presenting a petition to The Scottish Parliament on Thursday (15 September) calling for greater scrutiny, guidance and consultation on armed forces visits to schools in Scotland.

  • September 15, 2016

    The Scottish Government is under fresh pressure to tackle the scourge of funeral poverty. The Rev Bryan Kerr has urged ministers to use new social security powers being devolved to the Scottish Parliament to design a system that ensures the poorest families have “swift” access to sufficient funds.