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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:03 GMT
Families are facing enormous pressures to spend their way to a “perfect” Christmas, Church Urban Fund (CUF) is warning, as new figures were released showing a growing number of Church of England parishes are providing help to people with debt problems
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Richard III at Leicester Cathedral
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:03 GMT
Doctors said Jacob Shaw would not live beyond his first birthday – but defying expectations, he has just turned three. Jacob was born with a permanent spinal condition and a rare deformity in which his brain sits on top of his spinal cord. When his condition was discovered at the 20 week scan his mother, [...]
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:07:09 +0000
The Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has come under fire for describing equality as a “Trojan Horse”. Referring to ‘fundamentalist bigots’ and homophobia during a meeting in Enniskillen, Adams said “what’s going to break them is equality”, posing the question: “Who could be afraid of equality?” He has subsequently said that he partly regrets using [...]
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:27:29 +0000
Officials in Connecticut have agreed to offer health insurance that does not cover abortion, after they faced a lawsuit from a pro-life couple who did not want to pay for other people’s abortions. Barth and Abbie Bracy discovered that every Obamacare health plan available in the state included a compulsory extra payment that can only [...]
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:59:22 +0000
Fast-paced betting machines, which have been called the “crack cocaine” of gambling, should be restricted, according to scores of local councils. The Independent newspaper reports that 80 councils will call on the Government to reduce the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) from £100 to £2. A Manchester councillor said he hoped the [...]
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:00:51 +0000
Some of the devastating effects of divorce on children have been revealed in a survey commissioned by family lawyers. According to the findings, almost two thirds of 14 to 16 year-olds whose parents divorced said that their education was negatively affected. One in seven said that the stress involved with their parents’ split caused them [...]
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:57:01 +0000
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday, calling on the Government to reform the country’s abortion law. Protestors from across the country were responding to the Prime Minister’s decision to drop plans which would tighten Spain’s liberal abortion laws. The law currently allows abortion on demand up to 14 [...]
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:07:33 +0000
The Law Society has withdrawn controversial guidance on Sharia-compliant wills, in response to concerns that they discriminate against women. Earlier this year the society issued advice for solicitors in England and Wales, which said that male heirs “in most cases receive double the amount inherited by a female heir of the same class”, and that [...]
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:39:56 +0000
Smacking should not be banned in Wales because the vast majority of parents would be turned into criminals, a columnist has warned. Writing for Wales Online Laura Kemp, herself a mother, said smacking a child “is very different to a child being beaten, which the law already quite rightly classifies as abuse and punishes upon [...]
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:33:05 +0000
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:06 GMT
Join us for part 5 of 'Spiritual Warfare', which continues our study of the battle all Christians ought to be engaged in, and the spiritual armour that we all should have in place. We come now to 'The Helmet Of Salvation', which protects perhaps the most important part of the body. This helmet is also known as a helmet of deliverance and hope, and offers vital protection to every Christian warrior. Join us for this helpful sermon, which is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:00:02 GMT
Don't miss part 4 of our series of studies looking at the subject of 'Spiritual Warfare'. In this message we look at 'The Shield Of Faith' which we must hold firmly in front of us to protect ourselves from the onslaught of the enemy. Paul describes the attack of fiery darts that is heading our way - but what exactly does this shield consist of, and how will it protect us? This sermon is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:02 GMT
The featured sermon for November tells of 'The God Within Reach Of All Of Us', while our featured study series exhorts us in 'The Grace Of Giving'. Our featured evangelistic message brings the good news that 'Nothing Is Impossible With God'...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:01:00 GMT
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:30:06 GMT
Crude oil prices slump after the Opec oil producers' cartel decides not to cut output.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:19:25 GMT
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 17:16:08 GMT
A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:15:51 GMT
Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:49:13 GMT
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:59:58 GMT
Royal Society says combination of population growth and climate change will increase danger to cities.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 01:42:30 GMT
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:50 GMT
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:12:15 GMT