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Majority of women oppose radical abortion law change

22nd Oct 2018
James Mildred

Less than a quarter of women in England and Wales are in favour of a more radical abortion regime, new polling figures suggest. 

93% in NI believe both lives matter in a pregnancy

19th Oct 2018
Public Affairs

At an event held at Stormont on Thursday evening, the campaign group Both Lives Matter released new polling which shows 93 per cent of people in NI believe in a pregnancy that both lives are important.

CARE calls for a week of prayer to mark Anti-Slavery Day

19th Oct 2018
James Mildred

Christian charity CARE is today (Thursday October 18) calling for the church to commemorate Anti-Slavery Day 2018 by dedicating time both this week and especially this coming Sunday to pray for victims of modern slavery.

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Modern Slavery: where do we go from here?

15th Oct 2018
Louise Gleich

Three years ago new legislation was passed across the UK to strengthen efforts to combat human trafficking and exploitation.  This Anti-Slavery Day we take a look back at what has been achieved and what still needs to be done.

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ONS figures reveal massive economic value of stay-at-home spouses

11th Oct 2018
Jonathan Williams

Stay-at-home spouses contribute thousands of pounds a year to the economy according to new figures from The Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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First man in UK convicted for paying for sex loses appeal against conviction

11th Oct 2018
Public Affairs

Yesterday, James Maloney lost his appeal after challenging his conviction for a three month prison sentence. Mr Maloney is the first person in the UK to be jailed for trying to pay for sexual services.

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MPs show support for Lord McColl’s Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill

10th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

In a wide-ranging Westminster Hall debate last night on tackling modern slavery, MPs from across the House voiced concern that victims of modern slavery were being left destitute because of a lack of statutory support.

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Ladbrokes boss admits: gambling ads are out of control

10th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

The boss of Britain’s largest gambling firm has said that gambling advertising is out of control as he called for a ban on gambling ads around live football matches before 9pm.

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Government urged to back Bill to end brutal re-trafficking cycle

9th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

In a major debate on modern slavery taking place at Westminster today, MPs will call on the Government to throw its full backing behind new legislation that will massively improve levels of support given to victims of modern slavery.

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Tory Peer: ban gambling ads around sports events

8th Oct 2018
James Mildred

A leading Tory Peer has called for gambling ads to be banned an hour before, during and for an hour after live sporting events.

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Betting bosses call for statutory levy on firms

8th Oct 2018
James Mildred

Gambling bosses are calling for a mandatory levy on their own industry which could raise as much as £100m a year to fund addiction clinics and research into problem gambling.

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Dr Gordon Macdonald in the Scotsman: assisted suicide and euthanasia should not be promoted

8th Oct 2018
Rachael Adams

CARE for Scotland's Parliamentary Officer Dr Gordon Macdonald writes for the Scotsman about the dangers of legalising assisted suicide and euthanasia.

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