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Slavery is not just a problem of history: it's a challenge of today

23rd Aug 2019
Nadia Battioui

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition allows us to reflect on the tragedy of slavery and resolve to oppose all modern forms of human trafficking.   

August 22nd: take a stand for victims of religious violence

22nd Aug 2019
Naomi Marsden

August 22 is the UN International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. Attacks on places of worship are not just occurring internationally, but also much closer to home. 

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Tens of thousands of children enticed to bet online by gambling firms

20th Aug 2019
James Mildred

Tens of thousands of children are being lured into gambling thanks to the social media feeds of betting companies, an investigation has found.

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Drop flawed Named Person scheme, Scottish Government urged

19th Aug 2019
James Mildred

The Scottish Government has come under fresh pressure to drop its flawed and controversial Named Person policy after an independent panel of experts concluded a key part of it was unworkable.

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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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75 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.