UK News

  • 13 Jan 2009

    Destitute Zimbabweans who have sought sanctuary in the UK will ask Gordon Brown for permission to work, pay taxes and gain the skills to help them rebuild Zimbabwe at a demonstration and delegation to Downing Street today.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    Campaigners fighting the expansion of London's Heathrow airport have opened a new front today, announcing that they have bought land earmarked for the construction of a third runway.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    Immigration minister Phil Woolas, who recently criticised lawyers for helping asylum seekers claim justice, now wants a restrictive ‘revision’ of the international convention on refugees.

  • 13 Jan 2009

    A Christian academic has warned churches that they will need to be extra vigilant against racism in Europe related to the recession and economic downturn across Europe.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    Maria Gallastegui, founder of the Peace Strike, has started a hunger strike this morning in solidarity with the people of Gaza and to protest against the escalating military assault on the people of Gaza.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    Christians, including Christian Ecology Link, will be amongst those taking part in a 'Climate Rush' at Heathrow airport today.

  • 12 Jan 2009

    The poorest in the UK will be hit hardest by climate change, a new report has warned although tackling climate change also offers huge opportunities for cutting poverty in the UK if global warming and poverty are tackled together.

  • 11 Jan 2009

    Prominent Jews in Britain, "passionate supporters of Israel", have called on Israel to cease its military operations in Gaza immediately, believing them to be wrong and counter-productive.

  • 11 Jan 2009

    For the first time a Humanist has delievered a 'Thought for the Day' on BBC Radio 4. The broadcast however did not come as part of the BBC's flagship news programme, Today.

  • 11 Jan 2009

    Protestors against the violence in Gaza and for an immediate ceasefire have taken place across Britain this weekend, including demonstrations in London, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Newcastle and Southampton.