Cheap high street fashion retailer Primark has been accused by a leading development NGO of profiting from increased sales amid Britain's icy winter while leaving workers who produce its clothes out in the cold.
Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has said that Anglican agencies worldwide will give concerted support to urgent relief efforts in Haiti following the huge earthquake there, and has urged people to pray and give in response.
The Dean of Southwark Cathedral has publicly challenged comments by a former Archbishop of Canterbury about migration as 'extraordinary' and lacking a connection between "political thinking and scriptural integrity".
Christian Aid has launched a £1m emergency appeal (www.christianaid.org.uk/haiti-appeal) for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Thousands of people are already feared dead and many more are believed to be critically injured.
Civil liberties campaigners, community leaders, progressive Muslims and commentators have expressed concern that the Home Secretary's ban on a hardline political Islamist organisation may prove counterproductive.
The Court of Human Rights has ruled that section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, which gives the police broad powers to stop and search without suspicion, violates the right to respect for private life guaranteed by Article 8 of the Convention on Human Rights.