UK News

  • 6 Nov 2008

    The Church of England faced further gloom over its investments this morning, as a major hedge fund it has invested in was rocked by a late September slump.

  • 6 Nov 2008

    British Parliamentarians are to lead a voyage on a 'peace ship' which will breach the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip. The boat - the 20 foot SS Dignity - leaves on Friday, and will travel from Larnaca to Gaza.

  • 5 Nov 2008

    As the Spirit of Christmas Fair opened in London this morning, its owners Clarion Events faced ridicule over their complacent assertion that they were "entirely comfortable" with their recent purchase of arms fairs.

  • 5 Nov 2008

    The Methodist Church has responded to the Government’s announcements to allow National Health Service patients to buy extra medical treatment not available on the NHS with a call for clarity and a wider debate

  • 5 Nov 2008

    A new report on youth justice systems across Europe has questioned the UK's punitive approach to children. The Howard League for Penal Reform has today published 'Punishing children', a report that examines and compares different youth justice systems across Europe.

  • 5 Nov 2008

    UK Conservative leader David Cameron pipped Labour PM Gordon Brown in the quest for a brush with 'Obama magic' by hailing the new US president-elect as the first of a fresh, pioneering generation of world leaders.

  • 4 Nov 2008

    Campaigners against the arms trade are recruiting Christmas characters to embarrass organisers of a family exhibition who are also backing death-dealing weapons exports. They are invoking the real 'reason for the season'.

  • 3 Nov 2008

    A voluntary organisation working with homeless people has found several hundred rough sleepers in Central London, challenging estimates made by both Westminster Council and central Government.

  • 3 Nov 2008

    The UK government's Culture Secretary, Andy Burnham, has suggested that church buildings not viable for small congregations could be turned into gyms, restaurants and multi-faith centres for local communities.

  • 2 Nov 2008

    Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams has sent an annual message to Hindu communities in Britain for Diwali, the 'festival of lights', which is also marked by Sikhs and celebrates the victory of good over evil and hope over despair.