UK News

  • September 10, 2007

    The Government has promised to remove "unnecessary barriers" for religious groups that want to provide state education.

  • September 10, 2007

    The Howard League for Penal Reform has today (Monday) published a book that examines the anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and suggest it is failing to prevent further crime and anti-social behaviour among offenders.

  • September 10, 2007

    Evangelicals have opened themselves up to charges of hypocrisy, and caused a general kerfuffle after producing posters carrying catchphrases from hit comedy sketch shows.

  • September 9, 2007

    An arms fair taking place in London this week will be run for the last time by its current owner Reed Elsevier, which is putting it up for sale. Campaigners say they believe it may be the beginning of the end for the military exhibition.

  • September 8, 2007

    Local people’s access to the planning system should not be sacrificed to speed up decision making and planning legislation should tackle the proliferation of gated communities, the Church of England has told the government.

  • September 7, 2007

    An overwhelming number of people believe that Britain is experiencing a moral decline according to a BBC/ComRes opinion poll for The Big Questions, a new BBC belief and ethics programme. 83% of those asked agreed or strongly agreed with that statement, as against only 9% who disagreed.

  • September 7, 2007

    Preserving religious freedom, including the right to manifest diverse beliefs, is a cornerstone of an open, liberal and tolerant society, the C of E Archbishops’ Council says in its response to proposals for a Single Equality Bill. Others say the Church is being too defensive.

  • September 7, 2007

    The BBC is launching a new major TV programme called The Big Questions this weekend. Its aim is to move the discussion of diverse beliefs and ethics out of a narrow 'religion' bracket, and to respond creatively to the debates taking place in modern Britain.

  • September 6, 2007

    Leaders of Britain's Hindu community are expressing disbelief and outrage at claims by two English church ministers that yoga should be banned after saying that the meditative exercise is a sham and not compatible with Christianity.

  • September 5, 2007

    The National Union of Students (NUS) and the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF) today launched joint guidance to help students' unions and Christian unions manage good local relationships. The guidance comes after tensions between these groups in 2006.