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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:30 GMT
Daily Digest: Westminster Abbey's first new tower in almost 300 years
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Daily Digest: 26th February 2015
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:30 GMT
A threatened Christian school has defended itself on BBC Radio 4, saying a critical Ofsted report “contradicts” clear evidence. The Durham Free School is set to be closed after Education Secretary Nicky Morgan restated that its funding would be withdrawn. However, the leader of the governors at the school, John Denning, said the Ofsted report [...]
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:37:12 +0000
The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is backing the idea of a Bill to introduce a conscience clause in Northern Ireland. In its response to DUP MLA Paul Givan’s consultation on his Private Member’s Bill, the Presbyterian Church said the concept of “reasonable accommodation should be developed in law”, so that people can “manifest their beliefs” [...]
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:30:55 +0000
A Peer who has worked with families of severely disabled children, and has a disabled daughter herself, raised serious concerns about the effects on children who could be born through controversial GM baby techniques. During a House of Lords debate on the procedures to create three and four-parent babies, Baroness Hollins said that “our first [...]
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:48:32 +0000
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has confirmed that she plans to go ahead with closing a Christian school, despite hearing numerous concerns from parents, pupils and teachers. Mrs Morgan stated her intention to withdraw funding from The Durham Free School last month after a controversial inspection by schools’ regulator Ofsted. John Denning, the Chair of Governors [...]
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:30:48 +0000
A heterosexual couple who want a civil partnership have been given a green light to legally challenge the Government. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld do not want to get married and are calling for civil partnerships – which currently are for homosexual couples only – to be extended. Pro-marriage group Coalition for Marriage has warned [...]
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:35:10 +0000
A Christian florist who refused to provide flowers for a gay wedding in the US has declined a settlement offer that would have saved her home and business. The day after a judge ruled that Baronelle Stutzman had broken state laws, Washington State’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson offered to drop his lawsuit if she paid [...]
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:42:40 +0000
Daniel McArthur of Ashers Baking Company and hotelier Hazelmary Bull spoke to over 700 people in Belfast on 7 February. In telling their stories they made powerful arguments for the right to freedom of conscience and spoke of how they have been helped by The Christian Institute. If you couldn’t be there, we will have [...]
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:46:29 +0000
A baby girl born at just 24 weeks is now home after her mother refused an abortion. Lily at first weighed just 1lb 8oz and still requires oxygen canisters to breathe. However, her mother Jodie was not even sure “she was going to make it through the first day”. Jodie was preparing herself for her [...]
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:50:07 +0000
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:30 GMT
Join us for the first part of a stirring new series, entitled 'Something Old, Something New'. David Legge shows us from the Scriptures that God often wants to do a new thing, but first we must let the old die out. In Part 1 we see how this happened in 'Isaiah's Day', and learn that we must also make way for God's new thing in our age and generation. Don't miss the commencement of this convicting series, which is available at now in MP3, WMA and text formats...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:01:02 GMT
Our next Bible Study series at Preach The Word takes the theme of 'Something Old, Something New', as we ask whether evangelical Christianity is ready and prepared to accept what God wants to do next. Join us as David Legge discusses making way for God's new thing, beginning in Part 1 of this series with 'Isaiah's Day'...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:02:32 GMT
The featured sermon for March asks if you're settling for 'A Settlement Less Than Your Inheritance', while our featured study series looks at 'The Revival We Need'. Our featured evangelistic message warns against 'Fighting A Losing Battle'...
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:03:10 GMT
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 00:12:30 GMT
Thousands of Russians light candles and lay flowers for Boris Nemtsov, as speculation grows over the motive for the murder of President Putin's critic.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:39:40 GMT
Thousands of supporters of Italy's Northern League, led by Matteo Salvini, pour into Rome for a rally against immigration and PM Matteo Renzi's rule.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:09:13 GMT
Iraq's national museum officially reopens in Baghdad, 12 years after it was looted in the aftermath of the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:24:36 GMT
A 14-year-old girl suffering from cystic fibrosis asks Chile's president to allow her to die in an online video viewed by thousands of people.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 22:03:18 GMT
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:11:23 GMT
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:54:23 GMT
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 03:23:25 GMT
A devastating disease that has wiped out amphibians around the world has been discovered in Madagascar, scientists report.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:21:22 GMT