UK News

  • January 28, 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an angry response to the government’s admission that only 4% of people from the poorest backgrounds go to university, while life expectancy in the richest parts of the UK is 13 years longer than in the poorest parts.

  • January 28, 2010

    There has been an outraged response to a decision to prevent demonstrations immediately outside the Iraq war inquiry when Tony Blair is questioned tomorrow (29 January).

  • January 27, 2010

    The Government has suffered another legal humiliation over its implementation of anti-terror legislation. The UK Supreme Court has ruled that special Treasury orders freezing the assets of individuals it believes may be connected to terrorism have been applied unlawfully.

  • January 27, 2010

    Churches in Scotland have launched an initiative at Holyrood seeking to place the abolition of nuclear weapons and the scrapping of the Trident system at the heart of the forthcoming General Election campaign.

  • January 27, 2010

    Church Action on Poverty is calling on Christians to demand that politicians make it a priority to close the gap between rich and poor, following the release of startling new figures revealing a dramatic level of inequality in the UK.

  • January 27, 2010

    Tens of thousands of people in Britain and millions across the world are today (27 January 2010) marking Holocaust Memorial Day - taking the theme 'the legacy of hope' in seeking to remember the past so as to shape a better future.

  • January 26, 2010

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has been joined by several major organisations in expressing grave concerns over the extent to which taxpayer-funded faith schools can currently discriminate against teaching staff.

  • January 26, 2010

    Andrew Copson has been appointed as the new chief executive of the British Humanist Association (BHA), the national charity promoting Humanism and representing the interests of ethically concerned, non-religious people in the UK.

  • January 26, 2010

    Donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) have topped £50m exactly two weeks after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti. Christian Aid, the Methodist Church and the Non-Believers Giving scheme also report a surge in support.