Five anti-nuclear protestors who face court this week have said that they showed “exactly the same commitment” as US President Barack Obama, whose work towards “a world without nuclear weapons” won him the Nobel Peace Prize.
Research has revealed a “postcode lottery” of educational achievement, with the gap widening between the best and worst ares. This is despite the £1.9 billion spent on widening university participation since 2005.
Campaigners are walking 20 miles across London this weekend (17-18 October) to promote the cause of peace and nonviolence. They began at the NATO site in Northwood and will finish at the London Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park.
Muslim organisations have condemned a planned demonstration by extremists who are calling for sharia law in Britain. Parts of the media have also come under fire for implying that the extremists are representative of British Muslims generally.