UK News

  • April 28, 2016

    Amnesty International has called for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion law, which it branded “cruel and discriminatory”, as another 'abortion pills' case came before the courts in Belfast yesterday (27 April 2016) concerning a woman accused of supplying pills to assist her under-age daughter to induce a miscarriage.

  • April 27, 2016

    A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Destitution in the UK has been published today (27 April 2016) Destitution is the most severe form of poverty in the UK and means someone cannot afford the basic essentials they need to eat, keep clean and stay warm and dry.

  • April 27, 2016

    Fathers working full-time get paid a fifth more than men with similar jobs who don’t have children, according to a new report published by the Trades Union Congress..

  • April 26, 2016

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. In recognition of that and the subsequent nuclear tragedy at Fukushima, CND has called on the government to abandon plans for a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK.

  • April 25, 2016

    Quakers in Britain in association with Luath Press have published a new book The Truth about Trident: Disarming the Nuclear Argument. With more than 15,000 nuclear warheads stockpiled worldwide, Timmon Wallis explores the arguments for retaining Trident with a critical eye to get to the real truth.

  • April 22, 2016

    The programme announced by the Government to resettle 3,000 refugee children in the UK over the next four years has been welcomed by the development agency Christian Aid. But the organisation emphasises that the plans are too slow and lacking in adequate ambition.

  • April 21, 2016

    An innovative new ballet production inspired by the case of US prisoner Albert Woodfox will take place in London on Sunday (24 April 2016).

     

  • April 20, 2016

    The latest official government figures, collated by Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), reveal that the UK approved £2.8 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia since the bombing of Yemen began.

  • April 20, 2016

    The government yesterday backed away from plans to ban workers from opting to pay their union subscriptions through payroll in the public sector – the so-called ‘check-off’ system.

  • April 19, 2016

    Registrations are flooding in for Yearly Meeting 2016 as around one thousand Quakers head to London in May for four days of work and worship.