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A selection of stories from today's press and other media that relate to Ekklesia's areas of concern, produced daily by George Fitzherbert-Brockholes, and including The Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian, BBC and the tabloids
Economy & Politics:
High cost of borrowing may be the legacy of the credit crunch
Interest rates may have fallen but households are finding the cost of borrowing is rising – and may remain high
UK jobs market recovery 'to stall'
Recovery in the jobs market will "stall" this year as demand for workers in the public sector falls, new research has warned
David Cameron forces David Willetts to make school milk u-turn on live TV
David Cameron declares war on benefit thieves
The fraudsters who cost hard-working taxpayers £5billion a year were a “luxury we can no longer afford” he said.
Religion & Society:
Top Catholic attacks 'vengeful' USA over Lockerbie bomber and death penalty
Britain’s most senior Roman Catholic has condemned the United States of America over its “vengeful” attitude towards the Lockerbie bomber.
Community & Family:
Vulnerable children 'damaged by court delays'
Vulnerable children are being kept in limbo by unnecessary delays in care proceedings, the UK's largest children's charity said today after figures revealed decisions to put youngsters in care can take more than a year.
Britons are digging their own graves: Top GP attacks our 'irresponsible and reckless' attitude to health
Britain's top GP warned yesterday that many of us are condemning ourselves to an early grave by eating too much, smoking and binge drinking.
Education & Culture:
Baby boom creating 'critical' shortage of primary school places
A baby boom is creating a 'critical' shortage of primary school places, it emerged last night.
Sex & Gender:
Lib Dems to vote on marriage for gays
The Liberal Democrats will vote on full marriage rights for gay couples at their party conference next month, which will highlight differences within the coalition.
Ecology & Environment:
Chris Huhne urges local councils to lead 'green energy revolution'
Energy secretary lifts ban on the sale of surplus electricity to the national grid as UK aims to meet EU energy targets