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Joining the Fray

19th Aug 2019
Stuart Weir

Brexit. Are you pulling your hair out over: the outcome of the vote from three years ago? Over the fact that the Brexiteers didn’t have any plans in place once the shock vote went through?

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Sports minister urges Derby County to abandon Rooney deal with gambling firm

14th Aug 2019
Naomi Marsden

This week calls were made for Derby County and Wayne Rooney to reconsider their sponsorship deal with gambling firm 32Red.

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Huge rise in complaints to British gambling firms

12th Aug 2019
Naomi Marsden

Today it was revealed that there has been a 5000% increase in the numbers of complaints to gambling companies in Britain over the last few years.

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Premier League Season begins: is your team sponsored by a gambling firm?

9th Aug 2019
James Mildred

With the new football season getting underway tonight, the scale of gambling advertising across England’s top two leagues has been revealed. Find out if your team is sponsored by a gambling firm. 

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The threat to the value of life in NI has never been greater

8th Aug 2019
James Mildred

Unless the Northern Ireland Assembly is restored by 21 October 2019, an extreme abortion regime will be introduced in Northern Ireland, after MPs and Peers backed amendments which will introduce widespread access to abortion in NI.

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Critics call out Wayne Rooney over new deal involving betting firm

8th Aug 2019
James Mildred

This week, former England captain Wayne Rooney caused controversy by signing a new deal with Derby County which involves him taking millions in pay while promoting an online casino.

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50 days to stop radical abortion laws being imposed on NI

7th Aug 2019
James Mildred

After Westminster voted to change the existing, life-affirming law on abortion in Northern Ireland, the only way of preventing the change is if the Assembly is restored.

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Assisted suicide numbers reach highest ever in Washington State

6th Aug 2019
James Mildred

The number of people participating in physician-assisted suicide in Washington State has reached the highest number ever recorded.

The birth rate is now the lowest since records began: what’s behind this trend?

6th Aug 2019
Naomi Marsden

What's behind the recent trend in declining birth rates? What problems does this cause for the future of society?

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God's Ikon

5th Aug 2019
Stuart Weir

All this year I’ve slowly been making a case for the possibility that society could be good.

Ten Commandments for Phone Users

2nd Aug 2019
Nigel Cameron

1. Never at the family meal table. Including breakfast! 2. Never sneak. Under the table. In the loo. 3. Master your privacy settings, especially on Facebook. On your mobile, on websites, everywhere.

Screens and Teens

1st Aug 2019
Nigel Cameron

Raising teenagers is no simple business. Parents know there are no simple formulae for success, though keeping communication open is a core idea. How do mobiles and other screens work in your home? How much focus do church youth efforts have on helping teens think critically and be self-aware in their social media use?