UK News

  • December 14, 2015

    Christian Aid has hailed the final Paris climate agreement as a new era which has the potential to transform the global economy to address climate change and says the UK government must now take a close look at its domestic energy policies.

  • December 11, 2015

    A painting auctioned at Sotheby's has raised nearly £550,000, which will be channelled through the Anglican mission agency Us (for  and the Anglican Diocese in Europe to provide shelter, food and medicine to refugees in Europe, with a particular focus on Greece.

  • December 11, 2015

    With health and work being closely linked, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has today published guidance on well-being at work.

  • December 10, 2015

    While world leaders are at the Paris climate summit, known as COP21, Quakers are putting huge efforts into raising awareness about their concerns for the planet and reverence for life. A new Quakernomics blog offers a taste of their activities.

  • December 9, 2015

    A year after the US Senate published a major report into the CIA torture programme, there is no sign of either the UK’s own inquiry or a decision from the Crown Prosecution Service regarding the role the British Government played, says the legal and human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • December 8, 2015

    The civil liberties and human rights organisation Liberty will today launch a legal challenge to the Government’s criminal records disclosure scheme, which forces people with more than one conviction to divulge them forever when applying for certain types of work, regardless of individual circumstances or the minor nature of the offences.

  • December 7, 2015

    All charges against 19 anti-drone protestors have been dropped, after the Crown Prosecution Service admitted there was no realistic prospect of conviction.

  • December 7, 2015

    UK Churches are encouraging people to add Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to their Christmas card list and include a personal greeting asking the minister to ensure that every family and child has enough this Christmas.

  • December 4, 2015

    The TUC has  published a good practice guide for workplace representatives to help them support trade union members with invisible impairments, to coincide with the International Day of Disabled People.

  • December 4, 2015

    The Archbishop, Dr Barry Morgan, argues there is no moral case for bombing Syria and warns such action would put civilians at considerable risk and drive more recruits to IS.