MPs have voted for a bill to restrict 'vulture funds' – companies that buy up poor country debts cheaply, and then sue for massive profits. However, the Conservative Party has been criticised for slowing down the Bill's progress.
Three months after parts of Cumbria were devastated by floods, the Methodist Church has insisted that its inhabitants must not be forgotten. They also announced that a Methodist appeal has raised £74,432 to help those affected.
The Methodist Church in Britain has welcomed news that the drinks industry could be forced to put health warnings on all alcoholic drinks, after public concern about the social impact of heavy consumption.
The President of the Methodist Conference, David Gamble, has told the Church of England General Synod that he believes seeking the realm of God is more important than the existence of individual Churches.