News you may have missed

By Symon Hill
November 16, 2010

Since yesterday morning, the media have been preoccupied with one particular family event. So in case you haven't been able to hear anything else, here is some news from yesterday which you may have missed.

1.Christian writers, theologians and activists issued a statement condemning the government's cuts agenda and describing the Big Society as a “Big Lie” -

2.A same-sex couple were refused permission to marry after they rejected the option of a civil partnership. Unlike a more famous couple, they won't be planning their wedding any time soon -

3.The government plans to axe a scheme to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds get into university – just as fees are set to rocket -

4.Reported cases of domestic abuse in Scotland have dropped for the first time in ten years -

5.The Home Office has been accused of using people on unpaid work experience placements in place of paid staff -

6.CND has highlighted illegal practices at Sellafield -

7.The LibDem-run council in Swansea is planning to privatise social services to save money -

8.Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has called for an end in the trade in wild primates for research -

9.The schools minister has held several meetings with representatives of faith schools – but has declined to meet the Accord Coalition, which campaigns for more inclusive practices in faith schools -

10.Wrexham Council is to fit solar panels on council houses -

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