UK News

  • May 13, 2016

    To mark International Conscientious Objectors’ Day 2016, the First World War Peace Forum will hold a ceremony of remembrance on Sunday 15 May at 12 noon in Tavistock Square, WC1.

  • May 12, 2016

    Campaigners have revealed that the cost of replacing Trident, Britain's nuclear weapons system, has risen to £205 billion.

  • May 12, 2016

    New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that 48 per cent of low income households are not claiming the welfare benefits and tax credits they could be entitled to. This is despite the fact that 87 per cent of this group have seen no improvement to their financial situation over the last year.

  • May 11, 2016

    Scaling back the BBC could be “devastating” for the private sector, according to a new report commissioned by the TUC and published yesterday.

  • May 11, 2016

    The Moderator of the Church of Scotland and church staff have hosted a visit from Cardinal Bo of Myanmar, Archbishop of Yangon and the first Catholic Cardinal ever for Myanmar, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015.

  • May 10, 2016

    An influential committee of Parliamentarians has called on the British Government to “urgently” clarify its legal position on drone strikes, warning that its policy “may expose…Ministers to the risk of criminal prosecution for murder.”

  • May 9, 2016

    The families of three young men who died in Glen Parva prison have called  for more action to prevent suicides as Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons published its latest inspection report on the jail.

  • May 6, 2016

    The newly re-landscaped garden at Friends House is a welcoming space for reflection, say Quakers in Britain. With planting and design inspired by a poem by Waldo Williams, it speaks of Quakerism, of peace, equality, simplicity and truth.

  • May 5, 2016

    MPs from major UK political parties want the government to use its Anti-Corruption Summit next week to require transparency in the UK tax havens, Christian Aid said after a Parliamentary debate in Westminster Hall.

  • May 4, 2016

    Commenting on a report published today by the House of Lords European Union Committee on the process of Brexit, the TUC says the report backs up other legal experts who say that working people could face years of uncertainty and chaos if Britain votes to leave the EU.