UK News

  • August 10, 2007

    The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed the UK Government’s decision to request the return of five former British residents being held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp at the US military base on the island of Cuba.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Anglican Bishop of Oxford, the Rt Rev John Pritchard, whose diocese includes rural areas, has promised the support of the church to the farming communities involved in the latest outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

  • August 10, 2007

    The Scottish Episcopal Church has welcomed new Prime Minister Gordon Brown's call for a greater international effort to combat global poverty and his reminder to other world leaders of the promises made on development in 2000.

  • August 9, 2007

    Anti-gambling and addiction agencies have welcomed the news that gambling firms that do not meet UK regulatory standards will be banned from advertising in the UK. They are also calling for international agreements.

  • August 9, 2007

    The joint Parliamentary (Commons and Lords) Human Rights Committee has agreed with civic and church campaigners for migrants rights that changes to the Highly Skilled Migrants Programme in 2006 breached human rights.

  • August 9, 2007

    West Midlands Police have reported Channel 4 TV to the media regulator Ofcom over the way an Undercover Mosque programme in its Dispatches series was edited - claiming that it was misleading and could harm community relations.

  • August 9, 2007

    Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has announced that he is to send every MP in the country some summer reflection material: The 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down written by the Anglican Bishop of Reading.

  • August 8, 2007

    Local clergy and rural chaplains, working with the Farm Crisis Network, are providing pastoral support to farmers affected by the Protection and Surveillance Zones set up in Surrey following the local outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

  • August 8, 2007

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is launching an appeal to help more than 20 million people in India and Bangladesh who have been affected by the worst flooding there in living memory.

  • August 8, 2007

    Amid growing concern about depression and suicide in Britain and Ireland, especially among the young, The Salvation Army has announced that it will be holding a two-day International Conference on Suicide Prevention next month.