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Home Office concedes that 45-day limit for slavery victims is unlawful

28th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Today it has emerged that the Government has conceded its 45-day policy of support for confirmed human trafficking victims is incompatible with the Trafficking Convention.

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British Medical Association to poll doctors on assisted suicide

27th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The British Medical Association (BMA) is to consult its members on whether it should adopt an official position of ‘neutrality’ on assisted suicide.

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Minister admits divorce law changes will lead to spike in divorce rate

26th Jun 2019
Jonathan Williams

The Justice Secretary has admitted that the Government’s new divorce law changes will lead to a spike in divorces, something CARE warned about when the plans were first announced.

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NHS to open first gambling clinic for children

25th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The first ever gambling clinic for children and young people will be opened by the NHS. The National Problem Gambling Clinic will aim to provide support for those aged 13 to 25 who are addicted to gambling.

UPDATE: Appeal Judges say doctors not allowed to abort mentally ill woman’s baby

24th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Doctors are not allowed to abort a mentally ill woman’s baby, Court of Appeal Judges have ruled today.   On Friday, a Judge said that abortion was in the mother’s best interests.

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GPs to be polled over views on assisted suicide

24th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is to poll its more than 53,000 members on whether the College should drop its official opposition to assisted suicide.

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British judge orders woman to have an abortion, despite her objections

24th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Late on Friday, a British judge ordered a mother to have an abortion, despite the fact she was opposed to ending the life of her unborn baby.

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MPs want further improvements to help tackle modern slavery

21st Jun 2019
James Mildred

During a Westminster Hall debate on Wednesday, MPs called on the Government to make certain improvements in how modern slavery in England and Wales is addressed. 

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Age-verification scheme on porn sites faces yet another delay

20th Jun 2019
James Mildred

The Government’s flagship age-verification scheme on pornographic websites is facing yet another delay, meaning the 15 July start date will now be pushed back.

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Gambling firms offer more money to tackle problem gambling – but is it enough?

19th Jun 2019
James Mildred

Some of the UK’s biggest gambling firms have offered to increase the amount of money they donate to help tackle problem gambling.