MPs are set to debate and vote on legalising controversial techniques to create three and four-parent babies next Tuesday (3 February). MPs are to have a free vote on allowing the two procedures – Maternal Spindle Transfer (MST) and Pro-Nuclear Transfer (PNT) – which have received widespread criticism over ethical and safety concerns. The UK […]
A Christian school, which was downgraded by Ofsted following a controversial ‘British values’ inspection, has achieved the best A Level results of any school in its area. Grindon Hall Christian School topped the Sunderland league table with an average score of 225 points per A Level taken, the equivalent of a grade B. Students taking […]
Legalising assisted suicide in Scotland would erode human dignity and create mistrust between doctors and the general public, religious leaders have warned MSPs. Leaders from the Christian and other faith communities all criticised a Bill to allow patients as young as 16 to end their lives, even if they are not terminally ill. Revd Sally […]
Scientists have used adult stem cells to make a breakthrough in understanding dementia which could lead to developing drugs to treat the condition. Researchers from Belgium ‘reprogrammed’ skin cells from three dementia patients into Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs), which have the potential to become any kind of body tissue. IPSCs do not involve the […]
Christian Union talks and events could be censored or banned by critics under new ‘anti-terror’ plans, national charity UCCF has warned. Adding their voice to concerns about the proposals, UCCF, which works with students to spread the message of Jesus Christ, said the new proposals “open the door” to curbs on free speech. UCCF spoke […]
The US Government is to pay out over $500,000 for legal costs to a family business that did not want to provide health insurance that covered abortion-inducing drugs. The US Supreme Court backed the business, Conestoga Wood Specialties, in June last year. Last week lawyers and the US Government reached a settlement over the costs […]
Two Christian schools in the North East of England are considering legal action against Ofsted after being downgraded by inspectors. Two Christian schools in the North East of England are considering legal action against Ofsted after being downgraded by inspectors.John Denning, chairman of governors at Durham Free School, told The Sunday Times: “The school is […]
TV personality Alan Titchmarsh has denounced a professor at Winchester University for comments he made in a lecture about sex with teenagers. TV personality Alan Titchmarsh has denounced a professor at Winchester University for comments he made in a lecture about sex with teenagers. BoastEric Anderson, 46, is Winchester University’s professor of Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities. […]
Fiona Bruce MP has tabled an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill confirming that 'gender abortion' is against the law. Fiona Bruce MP has tabled an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill confirming that 'gender abortion' is against the law.MPs could vote in the next few days to confirm that abortion on the basis of […]
A doctor who was filmed offering to abort a child simply because she was a girl has been ordered to appear before the Crown Court to face a criminal charge. A doctor who was filmed offering to abort a child simply because she was a girl has been ordered to appear before the Crown Court […]
A bill allowing local authorities to include prayers in their meetings if they so choose, has successfully passed through the House of Commons. A bill allowing local authorities to include prayers in their meetings if they so choose, has successfully passed through the House of Commons.read more
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and Christian Concern have reached a settlement following the cancellation of Christian Concern’s conference on marriage at the Westminster conference centre. The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and Christian Concern have […]
MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighbouring Belarus was aborted before it began.
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government will not cooperate with the EU and IMF mission bankrolling the country and will not seek an extension to the bailout programme, its finance minister said on Friday.
CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi cut short a visit to Ethiopia for an African Union summit on Friday after Islamic State's Egyptian wing claimed the killing of at least 30 soldiers and police officers in the Sinai Peninsula.
LONDON/BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar Airways has bought a stake worth about 1.15 billion pounds in the owner of British Airways and Iberia, aiming to forge closer links to a group with two major European hubs and strong transatlantic networks.
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's quantitative easing programme may prove to be major central banks' last salvo in their post-crisis battle to revive growth, heal the financial system and kill off the threat of deflation.
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil fell below $49 (32.57 pounds) a barrel on Friday and was on course for its seventh straight month of declines, the longest such bear run on record as a supply glut showed no signs of easing with OPEC increasing production in January.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer prices fell at a record-equalling pace in January, more steeply than expected and supporting the backers of the European Central Bank's money-printing plan to combat sustained deflation.
AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman.
PRETORIA (Reuters) - Apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock, dubbed 'Prime Evil' for his role in the torture and murder of scores of black South African activists in the 1980s and early 1990s, was granted parole on Friday after more than 20 years in prison.