UK News

  • June 21, 2016

    The armed forces have been accused of whitewashing their image with “family fun” events around the UK this Saturday.  The Peace Pledge Union warned that Armed Forces Day events routinely present war and weapons as clean and exciting.

  • June 21, 2016

    The Northern  Friends Peace Board, a group of Quakers, most of whom are appointed as representatives by Quaker Area Meetings in the North of Britain, meeting at Central Edinburgh Meeting House, have issued a statement on the EU referendum.

  • June 21, 2016

    With just a few days to go before the referendum, new polling for the Electoral Reform Society by BMG Research shows that 16 per cent of people say they still have not been contacted at all about the EU referendum.

  • June 20, 2016

    On 30 June 2016, the High Court in London will determine whether a legal challenge brought by law firm Leigh Day on behalf of Campaign Against the Arms Trade against the UK’s licensing of arms to Saudi Arabia is allowed to proceed to judicial review.

  • June 20, 2016

    The Hartlepool Action Lab is a project supported by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF)  that brings together community members, businesses, community groups and the public sector to work together on issues that affect everyone in Hartlepool.

  • June 20, 2016

    New analysis published by theTUC on 18 June 2016 reveals that one in five new fathers did not qualify for paternity pay.

  • June 17, 2016

    The Attorney General has given consent for the family of Private Sean Benton, who died at Deepcut barracks 21 years ago, to apply to the High Court for a fresh inquest into the circumstances around his death.

  • June 16, 2016

    Campaigners are warning of a low turnout and a "worrying demographic divide" in the EU referendum - which alongside a close result could lead to the perception that the result on 23 June will be ‘inconclusive’.

  • June 15, 2016

    New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of low income households claiming means-tested benefits are worried about future changes to the welfare system.

  • June 15, 2016

    The Prison Reform Trust has published a proposal for the establishment of a women’s centre on the site of the existing visitors centre at HMP Holloway, which is due to close later this month.