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Gambling Commission calls for mandatory levy, but sports minister refuses to budge

26th Apr 2019
James Mildred

The Government has refused to back calls for a new, mandatory levy to be put in place, so gambling firms provide more funding for research, education and treatment services.

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Government ignores concerns as sex-ed regulations pass Lords

25th Apr 2019
Jonathan Williams

Yesterday regulations passed in the Lords that will require relationships education to be taught at primary school and relationships and sex education (RSE) to be taught at secondary school.

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Government should review case for mandatory levy on gambling firms, says MP

25th Apr 2019
James Mildred

An MP has called for a Government review of a mandatory levy which could raise significantly more money for research purposes into the effects of gambling addiction as well as funding gambling addiction support services.

Abortion Law in Northern Ireland Report recommends Westminster interference

25th Apr 2019
James Mildred

Following a public inquiry, the Women and Equalities Committee at Westminster had published its report into abortion law in Northern Ireland.

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Assisted suicide is start of a slippery slope, CARE for Scotland warns

23rd Apr 2019
James Mildred

CARE for Scotland has warned that legalising assisted suicide would be the start of a slippery slope, with unintended and damaging consequences for society.

Northern Ireland: 59 human trafficking cases investigated last year

23rd Apr 2019
James Mildred

Police in Northern Ireland investigated nearly 60 cases of human trafficking/modern slavery last year, according to recently released figures.

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Modern Slavery victim support to be extended

18th Apr 2019
James Mildred

All confirmed victims of modern slavery in England and Wales will now receive much needed support beyond the current 45-day limit for the next couple of months.

Nola Leach: Easter Message

18th Apr 2019
James Mildred

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Porn site age-checks will start in July

18th Apr 2019
James Mildred

Age-verification on pornographic websites will commence on 15 July, the Government has announced.

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Pro-life group launches legal action against Aberdeen University

16th Apr 2019
James Mildred

A pro-life student group has launched legal action against the University of Aberdeen and its student association because of alleged ‘unlawful discrimination’.

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