UK News

  • December 14, 2016

    A British man on death row in Ethiopia has gone two years without a phone call to his family in London. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege last spoke to his partner and three children on 14 December 2014.

  • December 14, 2016

    Families who were forced to flee the brutal Syrian conflict will be spending their first Christmases in safety in Hertfordshire. So far 62 people have arrived in Hertfordshire as part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Person’s Relocation (SVPR) scheme.

  • December 13, 2016

    The Rt Rev Dr Russell Barr, Moderator of the Church of Scotland, has praised Glasgow City Mission, saying the charity is an example of good practice in serving homeless people. And he called for a “collective endeavour that involves everyone working together”, to end the problem.

  • December 12, 2016

    Angie Zelter, the founder of Trident Ploughshares, is set to prosecute the government for conspiring to commit war crimes.

  • December 10, 2016

    A letter asking the Prime Minister to abandon plans to scrap the Human Rights Act has been signed by 164 organisations

  • December 9, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary has been urged to use a visit to the Gulf today  to call for the release of juveniles and political dissidents sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

  • December 9, 2016

    The TUC has backed findings of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report  which shows one in eight workers in the UK now live in poverty.

  • December 8, 2016

    The 30 most overcrowded prisons in England and Wales are twice as likely to be rated as failing by the prison service compared with prisons overall, a new analysis published with the latest annual edition of the Prison Reform Trust’s Bromley Briefings Prison Factfile, supported by the Bromley Trust, reveals.

  • December 8, 2016

    As a humanitarian catastrophe worsens by the day in East Aleppo with tens of thousands of people at risk of starvation in what the UN has described as a "kill zone", eight CEOs of leading humanitarian organisations have written to Theresa May to urge her to work with European partners and the G7 to take bold steps to protect Syria's civilians.

  • December 7, 2016

    Theresa May has apparently declined to raise the issue of the death penalty for juveniles and political protestors in Saudi Arabia, despite emphasising in a speech today that the UK is the Gulf’s “partner” in reform and of the “embedding” of international norms.