UK News

  • February 14, 2008

    Supermarkets today are being branded “heartless” over exploiting overseas workers who face poor wages, health problems and job insecurity supplying flowers sold as Valentine’s Day gifts in Britain. The accusation comes from War on Want.

  • February 14, 2008

    Christians have been urged to hold a day of remembrance, prayer and action on 19th March, the eve of the anniversary of the war with Iraq. The call is one of the responses following an ecumenical seminar held in London this week.

  • February 14, 2008

    The High Court will today hear the judicial review of the Serious Fraud Office's decision to end its investigation into alleged corruption by BAE Systems in recent Saudi arms deals. Campaigners want to bring the arms giant to account.

  • February 14, 2008

    Oikocredit, the leading private international microfinancier, which gives support to poor communities and social enterprise, has announced a significant growth in activity and impact in its preliminary results for 2007.

  • February 13, 2008

    The Catholic Diocese of Westminster have announced a new multi-media resource to promote 'justice, peace and the integrity of creation' in the London area. Entitled ‘No Hands But Ours’ it will be launched next Monday.

  • February 13, 2008

    A Good Practice Guide for local community projects and organisations supporting individuals involved in prostitution has been launched by the National Christian Alliance on Prostitution (NCAP). There are an estimated 80,000 people involved in prostitution in the UK.

  • February 12, 2008

    Manchester-based charity Church Action on Poverty has expressed delight at reports that the Government is shortly to confirm it is scrapping its Manchester super-casino plan. The group said it would be “a victory for common sense which will be welcomed by many people within the city”.

  • February 12, 2008

    Rowan Williams clarified the nub of his thinking and showed contrition for clumsiness, but he declined to apologise and is not off the hook, say commentators and other public figures today, amid calls for disestablishment.

  • February 11, 2008

    "There is no dispute about our common allegiance to the law of the land" Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams told the General Synod of the Church of England - and a watching world on TV and the internet - this afternoon.

  • February 11, 2008

    Prime Minister Gordon Brown has privately asked Archbishop Rowan Williams to clarify the precise import of his remarks about the social and legal codes of Sharia and the English civil law system, those close to 10 Downing Street say.