UK News

  • September 23, 2009

    The Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to respond to growing public pressure by announcing a cut in the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. Campaigners welcomed the news but insisted that the cuts must go further.

  • September 23, 2009

    A Christian couple have been charged with breaching public order after alleged verbal abuse of a guest in their hotel on account of her Muslim faith and religious dress. The nature of the incident remains unclear.

  • September 22, 2009

    The Bishop of Reading has expressed his frustration with the Church of England's middle class image, contrasting it with the message of Jesus and insisting that the Church should be a place “where people can be just as they are”.

  • September 22, 2009

    A hearing into allegations that a teacher promoted racist views in the classroom has been delayed after police cited fears of violence. Adam Walker is accused of promoting hostility to asylum-seekers, gay people and Muslims.

  • September 22, 2009

    There are increasing signs that the UK government may reconsider plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system, with ministers hinting that renewal may be delayed, if not abandoned.

  • September 22, 2009

    A new multi-billion pound fund is needed to support local communities’ efforts to cope with the devastating effects of climate change, says a Christian Aid report today.

  • September 22, 2009

    The Liberal Democrats yesterday demanded an independent, public inquiry into the British Government's involvement and complicity in torture.

  • September 21, 2009

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has called for proper protection from violence and abuse for Iranian exiles living in Iraq, citing the situation in Ashraf refugee camp. He hopes British influence can play a role.

  • September 21, 2009

    An impromptu choir made up of Christian Aid climate justice campaigners made sure Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband got the message by singing a ‘Coal Kills’ message outside his offices last week.

  • September 20, 2009

    Britain's Quakers are hosting a major conference this week to explore radical approaches to economics in the light of both the recession and the dangers of climate change. They will focus on the idea of a “zero-growth economy”.