UK News

  • December 2, 2016

    This Christmas time, a new Nativity video is imagining the welcome Mary and Joseph would receive if they arrived in the UK seeking asylum. As children across the country participate in their own retelling of the Christmas story, the video uses child actors to play the holy couple negotiating the harsh realities facing those seeking refuge on our shores.

  • December 1, 2016

    Michael Pryke, aged 17 from Stamford in Lincolnshire, has been announced as the Methodist Youth President Designate. He was elected at this year's 3Generate event for young Methodists that took place over the weekend of the 25 and 27 November.

  • November 30, 2016

    The independent Joseph Rowntree Trust has responded to today's report on sanctions by the National Audit Office.

  • November 30, 2016

    The Department for Work and Pensions  is not doing enough to find out how sanctions affect people on benefits, according to today’s report from the National Audit Office .

  • November 30, 2016

    The UN has warned mass starvation in Aleppo is a real prospect if aid is not allowed in. As the city comes under further bombardment and food is about to run out, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh and Hindu faith leaders have called on the UK Government to act.

  • November 29, 2016

    Actors including David Tennant, David Morrissey, Tobias Menzies and Olivia Colman have voiced a collection of ‘last words’ from prisoners facing the death penalty and other abuses around the world.

  • November 28, 2016

    Trade unions across Europe have called on employers to work with them to halt domestic violence, at a conference to mark the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

  • November 28, 2016

    More than 100 people have lost their lives through suicide in prisons in England and Wales so far this year, an all-time record, it is revealed today (28 November 2016 ) as two charities publish new research on how to make jails safer.

  • November 26, 2016

    Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre has confirmed that the Swarthmore Lecture in 2017 will be given by Catherine West MP.

  • November 25, 2016

    Church Action on Poverty has responded to the Autumn Statement, saying that "the incomes of the poorest are hardest hit whilst the wealthy escape scot free."