UK News

  • 10 Nov 2008

    The British Methodist Church has welcomed calls from MPs to set minimum prices on alcoholic drinks. A report from the Home Affairs Select Committee ‘Policing in the 21st Century’ published today, highlighted the serious problems of alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    A programme which examines the bravery and the Christian faith of conscientious objectors, will be screened tonight on Channel 4. It is the latest episode in the series Not Forgotten, presented by Ian Hislop, which looks at the stories behind the names on First World War memorials.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    Anti-poverty and environmental groups today pressed Gordon Brown to end his love affair with big business. In a visual demonstration campaigners posed as a fat cat in bed with the British prime minister outside the Bank of England.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    Around 150 16 to 23-year-old Methodists will celebrate the launch of a bold new £4 million Youth Participation Strategy (YPS) at their conference in Kings Park, Northampton.

  • 10 Nov 2008

    The government unit responsible for promoting British exports, UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), is facing calls for an end to its role in the arms trade, as activists launch a new campaign to keep up pressure on the suthorities.

  • 7 Nov 2008

    Representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment near Aldermaston in East Berkshire have met calls for their resignation after they visited the University of Birmingham to recruit students into the development and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.

  • 7 Nov 2008

    The first of four major conferences looking into issues regarding equality, human rights and ‘religion or belief’ will take place in London on Monday 10 November, involving a range of senior figures in the field.

  • 7 Nov 2008

    A survey carried out by an education TV station indicates that there is confusion and disagreement among teachers over what to do in science classrooms over views that challenge standard evolutionary biology.

  • 7 Nov 2008

    Black Christian leaders in Britain have hailed the election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States as a defining moment in the history of most powerful nation in the world and a great symbol for black people globally.

  • 6 Nov 2008

    The Church of England faced further gloom over its investments this morning, as a major hedge fund it has invested in was rocked by a late September slump.