Press Roundup Friday 9 July 2010

By Press Office
July 9, 2010

A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids.

Economy & Politics:

Clegg plans to soothe his MPs as voters feel pain of Budget cuts
Nick Clegg will next week urge restive Liberal Democrat MPs to hold their nerve and show discipline when faced with public anger over the swingeing cuts being driven through by the coalition government.

Biggest revolution in the NHS for 60 years
Doctors are to be given sole responsibility for overseeing front-line care to patients under Coalition plans described as the biggest revolution in the NHS since its foundation 60 years ago

Private pensions are hit for £100bn: Final salary scheme change will affect millions
Final salary pensions in the private sector will plunge in value following explosive changes revealed yesterday.

Peace & War:

Afghanistan: 100th soldier dies in Sangin
A BRITISH soldier became the 100th member of UK forces to be killed in the Sangin area of southern Afghanistan yesterday.

Religion & Society:

Issue of women bishops threatens Church again
Tomorrow the General Synod meets once more to discuss women bishops in what will be its most important debate since women were first allowed into the priesthood 16 years ago.

The state and religion: The church risks looking absurd
The church's position on women, gay men and lesbians is out of line with both the law and the mood of the times

Archbishop of Canterbury accused of second 'betrayal' of gay cleric
The Archbishop of Canterbury has been accused of “betraying” an openly homosexual cleric for the second time over his bid to become a bishop.

Education & Culture:

New universities could teach but not test for degrees, says Vince Cable
Business secretary outlines plans to save money in educational institutions by dividing teaching and examining

Michael Gove attacked for 'cavalier' school list errors
Education Secretary Michael Gove has been attacked for the "cavalier" way he released a list of axed school building schemes, which contained 25 errors.

Crime & Justice:

Iran woman escapes stoning death for adultery
Ms Ashtiani says she was forced to confess to adultery during questioning

Life & Death:

Baby P doctor failed in duty, GMC rules
A GP committed a serious breach of professional duty when he missed opportunities to identify signs of abuse on Baby Peter, the General Medical Council has ruled.

Teenage mothers 'more likely to give birth prematurely'
Teenage mothers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have underweight babies, research shows.

People & Power:

Woman MP leads rebellion over move to give anonymity to men accused of rape
Ministers have vowed to press ahead with plans to give anonymity to men accused of rape despite a cross-party campaign led by a new Tory MP.

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