UK News

  • 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”.

  • September 19, 2009

    The UK-based team coordinating election observers for the presidential elections in internationally unrecognised Somaliland are dismayed that the poll will be postponed indefinitely.

  • September 18, 2009

    New research published by Greenpeace and backed by senior politicians has warned that the cost of replacing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system will be over £95 billion – in contrast to the roughly £20 billion earmarked by the government.

  • September 18, 2009

    The charity War on Want and celebrities will seek public support today for the biggest-ever call for British government action to stop fashion retailers exploiting overseas workers.