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Church Action on Poverty blames government cuts to social welfare payments as survey finds more than 5 million British families cut back on food last year to st Church Action on Poverty has claimed t...

In an amusing speech to the Oxford Union the late Gerard Hoffnung advised foreign tourists in London to ignore all left and right signs, "they are merely politi I recalled this whilst reading a chall...

There's a warning over the rise of indecent images of children available over the internet. The spread of indecent images of children over the internet has been earmarked as the greatest threat to th...

The Eastleigh by-election to replace Chris Huhne last Thursday was won by the Liberal Democrats. The shock was UKIP coming second with the Conservatives and Lab Was this just a typical by-election re...

Predictions based on new analysis of data from Britain's religions and age groups from the 2011 census. Population experts are predicting that Muslims who worship could eventually outnumber practisin...

Bill Clinton's slogan came to mind this week. The retiring Governor of the Bank of England published his final report on the state of the economy but the headli Despite the PM's draft Bill committing...

The health watchdog is changing its recommendations for fertility treatment on the NHS in England and Wales. For the first time, same sex couples and women aged between 40 and 42 will be offered IVF....

The truth about what Andrew Mitchell said to the policeman in Downing Street matters to us all, not just to those directly involved. Mitchell has admitted that Allegations that a member of the publi...

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he fears the proposed Assisted Dying bill would expose vulnerable people to danger if it were made law. It comes as a demonstration was held outside the House o...

The Labour Party loathes being in Opposition. They also loathe the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats and are determined to replace the Coalition in 2015. How Their slogan was 'One Nation Society' ...

The Co-op supermarket says it's taking the action following customer feedback. The Co-op has told lads mags to cover up their front pages or they'll be removed from its shelves. The supermarket says ...

A poll published this week made me wonder why anyone would want to be a political leader. This may be a peculiarly British phenomenon but it is difficult to rec This week's poll concerned Ed Miliband...

The leader of a planned church for Gypsies is insisting local people's fears about the project are unfounded. The leader of a planned church for Gypsies in Leicester is insisting local people's fears...

Study suggests more than half of people over 65s believe producers have got the balance 'right'. The number of older people who think there's too much sex and violence on TV has fallen to its lowest ...

A free press that can challenge wrong-doing in public and private life is essential for a democracy. Silencing it is the first act of every totalitarian regime. Hacking phones for private information...

Britain is currently caught in a curious paradox. On the one hand the freedom of everyone to choose how they conduct their lives is a key value. On the other, there is still a widespread reluctance t...

Lord Alton of Liverpool marked the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act with a speech outside parliament on Friday. Hundreds of pro-life protesters listened to the leading Catholic and pro-life ...

Understanding road signs is essential for everyone's safety. The level crossing sign means danger ahead if we don't stop. The school sign demands caution lest c Responding to such signs is a civic du...

The Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill completed its Commons stages on Tuesday with 366 MPs voting for and 161 voting against it.  The Bill now goes to the Lords where a similar result is predicte...

The Prime Minister made an important speech on Monday about crime and prisons. Commentators have suggested that it represented a lurch to the right, designed to That is to misread the speech. He esch...