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Nearly a year after five-year-old April Jones was abducted and murdered, her funeral's taken place. A child in Uganda is going to be sponsored in memory of April Jones whose funeral took place today....

null Whilst the Government celebrates every sign of economic recovery, the Opposition's focus is on the cost of living crisis facing many households. Depending on how inflation is measured, the curre...

The NSPCC says the number of emotional abuse cases they're referring to the authorities has risen by more than 50% in a year. Their helpline has dealt with more than 8,000 cases overall, with more th...

Sorry there was no blog last week, I was on holiday. For me that means no computers but I was not idle. I was reading Tom Wright's challenging book, Surprised b Wright is a New Testament scholar and ...

Experts say there's been a rise in offenders targeting vulnerable families overseas to set up live access to children over webcams in exchange for payment. Child protection experts say an increasing ...

Christian social action is currently a big theme in politics as well as the churches. This is demonstrated by a flurry of activity, including a debate in the Ho He was formerly a lecturer in theology...

It's as new figures from the Department for Education have revealed faith schools make up a majority of the top-performing primary schools. The league tables show schools with 'a religious ethos...

The family of Catholic teacher Ann Maguire will return to court to continue their challenge against a coroner's decision not to call evidence from pupils who ha Three judges at the Court of Appeal wi...

New survey shows thousands of people in the UK view 'inappropriate content' before 9pm. There are concerns about the effects that television violence, sex and bad language may have on children after ...

Relationship charity One Plus One says unresolved conflicts between mums and dads can also cause children to get headaches, stomach problems and harm their grow It's claimed parents who argue, but do...

Women will be able to choose from a ready supply of donors, according to characteristics such as intelligence and eye colour. A new fertility clinic has been slammed by Christian traditionalists for ...

A Christian charity that looks after the elderly says 15-minute care visits are stripping vulnerable people of their dignity. A Christian charity that looks after the elderly says 15-minute care visi...

Teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton has been laid to rest later after a two-day vigil at Lichfield Cathedral. The 19-year-old died earlier this month, having inspired many with his dignified res...

A Bill to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales has been published by the Government today. A Bill to legalise same-sex marriage in England and Wales has been published by the Government to...

Gay marriage Bill survives crucial House of Commons vote after government gets support from Labour MPs. Plans to allow same-sex marriage have survived a Conservative backlash after a fraught debate i...

There's been the biggest drop in the proportion of students getting an A to C grade at GCSE in the exam's history. There's been the biggest drop in the proportion of students getting an A to C grade ...

A partial ban on the Burka in Germany has moved a step closer. The proposal would prevent the wearing of full-face veils by public servants.The legislation, which still needs upper house approval bef...

Members will no longer pledge to 'love my God' but instead commit to be 'true to myself and develop my beliefs'. The decision to drop references to God from the Girl Guide Promise is receiving critic...

With signs of economic recovery and increasing business confidence, Chancellor George Osborne might have been expected to be cock a hoop so his New Year speech He acknowledged the recovery and said,...

This week brought us both good news and bad. Domestically, the good news was the biggest quarterly fall in unemployment for 17 years to 7.1%. The jobless total Taken with the fall in inflation to 2....