UK News

  • 13 Feb 2009

    Lovers buying wine for Valentine’s Day tomorrow are being warned that South African workers face poverty wages supplying British supermarkets. In a new report the anti-poverty charity War on Want cites worsening conditions for employees as UK retailers and wine brokers pursue profit.

  • 13 Feb 2009

    Following its vote on Tuesday to ban its clergy and workers from membership of the BNP, the Church of England’s General Synod may call for the right to work for asylum seekers in the UK.

  • 12 Feb 2009

    Methodists and other churches have welcomed a day of celebration dedicated to the achievements of scientist Charles Darwin during the year marking his 200th birthday and 150-year-old book on the theory of evolution.

  • 12 Feb 2009

    A new website called 'Faith in Affordable Housing' is being launched today at Church House Westminster, headquarters of the Church of England.It aims to help churches use land and property to meet housing needs.

  • 11 Feb 2009

    The decision by the Church of England to disinvest from Caterpillar has been welcomed by the charity War on Want. Institutional investors are now being urged to follow the Church's lead.

  • 11 Feb 2009

    The General Synod of the Church of England has voted overwhelmingly to back a motion calling for a prohibition on clergy and senior staff being members of the far-right British National Party.

  • 11 Feb 2009

    Parliament has ordered extra security for a controversial House of Lords event which will go ahead despite a ban on the dutch MP behind it entering the country. The private screening of Wilders' film Fitna was initially postponed to allow time for clarification on issues concerning freedom of speech.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    The Church of England announced yesterday it had withdrawn its investments in a controversial company as theologians and priests intended to publish a letter denouncing the Church's investment.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    Hundreds of people attended a special service to mark Autism Sunday 2009 - the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome on 8 February. Cheryl Gillan MP is introducing an Autism Bill in parliament.

  • 10 Feb 2009

    A nurse who was suspended for asking a patient whether she would like to be prayed for at the end of a home treatment session will return to work "as soon as she feels able to do so", the NHS has said.