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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:48:50 GMT
A new Church of England film with the Revd Libby Lane is released ahead of her consecration on Monday. Libby will be the first female bishop in the Church of England.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: Archbishop Sentamu on the forthcoming consecrations
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:48:50 GMT
Parents have reacted with shock and disbelief to an Ofsted report which downgraded a successful Christian school. Last night hundreds of parents gathered at Grindon Hall Christian School, Sunderland, to fight back against Ofsted’s claims of racist and homophobic language and bullying. BBC Look North 18:30 Bulletin They have drafted a letter to Education Secretary [...]
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:44:40 +0000
Abortion carried out on the basis of sex could be outlawed in the UK within months. More than 70 MPs, representing each of the main parties, have put their names to an amendment to the Government’s Serious Crime Bill to prevent abortion on the grounds of an unborn baby’s sex. At the end of last [...]
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:54:34 +0000
A Christian organisation has received a public apology after its event was banned from a Government-owned venue because of its traditional marriage beliefs. In 2012, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre prevented Christian Concern from holding a debate which was to feature speakers for and against gay marriage. The centre cancelled the event the night [...]
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:00:27 +0000
Campaigners against plans to impose a Named Person on every child in Scotland are considering an appeal after a judge rejected their arguments about breaches of human rights law. Today Lord Pentland dismissed the serious concerns in a written judgment following a four-day Judicial Review in the outer house of the Court of Session last [...]
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:29:20 +0000
A North Carolina law requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound has been overturned by an appeals court. The law requires doctors to perform an ultrasound, display the sonogram and describe the baby to women seeking an abortion. Appeals court judges criticised the law saying it is unconstitutional because it aims to discourage [...]
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:37:22 +0000
Primary school aged children are among thousands of girls under the age of consent who are being given the contraceptive implant by the NHS. Over the last five years the implants have been administered to nearly 10,000 under 16s including at least three ten-year-olds. The findings attracted heavy criticism from Norman Wells, Director of The [...]
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:02:30 +0000
A former Olympic gymnast who is expecting triplets has refused to follow doctors’ advice to abort two of her babies. Jaime Halsey was told that there is only a 50 per cent chance that all three of the babies will survive. Despite doctors advising her to ‘terminate’ two of the babies, because of risks to [...]
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:32:09 +0000
Sky broadband is to automatically block online pornography, the company has announced. In a blog post, brand director Lyssa McGowan said they are ensuring the default position of Sky’s Broadband Shield is the “safest one for all – that’s ‘on’”. All customers will have the choice to opt out of the system, which is designed [...]
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:00:11 +0000
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:48:57 GMT
Join us for David Legge's challenging message entitled 'Let The Bible Speak'. Many believers are, sadly, neglecting to read their Bibles. Some do read, but do so in a way that does not allow God's Word to speak for itself. Take time with us now to read God's Word, asking Him to speak through it to our hearts and into our lives. Seek to make this a practice that you follow throughout this year. This sermon is available now from in 32K MP3, 64K MP3, WMA and text formats...
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:00:01 GMT
Will you join me in making your New Year's resolution to read the Bible as if you had never read it before? That's very hard to do. We all have our presuppositions, and we tend to come to Scripture with rose tinted glasses on - we see everything through the lens of what we have believed before. But I'm trying my best not to do that, as far as is humanly possible. I want to come to the Bible as if I had never read it before...
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Join us for this special New Year's Eve sermon entitled 'The Midnight Message'. In the parable of the ten virgins we see a stark warning for both believers and unbelievers. Many think they are ready for the return of Jesus Christ, many look like they are ready - but are they really ready? Jesus says it is not those who think they are ready, nor those who look like they are, but it is those who do the will of the Father in Heaven, who will enter into the Kingdom of God. Don't miss this hard-hitting New Year challenge as we enter 2015 - available now from in 32K MP3, 64K MP3, WMA and text formats...
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:00:01 GMT
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:48:57 GMT
Greeks vote in a general election, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as frontrunners in a tight race.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 02:36:59 GMT
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:30:28 GMT
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:48:29 GMT
US President Barack Obama arrives in India for a three-day visit, protected by one of the country's biggest-ever security operations.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:11:22 GMT
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 05:45:17 GMT
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 03:29:44 GMT
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:39:15 GMT
A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:28:30 GMT