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Children as young as 8 recall seeing gambling ads on TV, despite restrictions

15th Apr 2019
James Mildred

Children as young as eight can remember seeing gambling ads on TV, according to a new study, despite the fact it’s illegal to target young people with gambling advertising.

Movie still from Unplanned movie, shows Abby Johnson meeting pro-life advocates

Pro-life film 'Unplanned' is a hit at the Box Office

15th Apr 2019
James Mildred

A pro-life film has proved to be a hit at the Box Office, despite the lack of air-time for promotions due to the subject matter.

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New NHS guidance recommends rushing women through abortion process

12th Apr 2019
James Mildred

New NHS guidance says women should be able to self-refer for an abortion without even seeing a GP in person or having any counselling.

woman looking out onto the road

New campaign to criminalise buying sex in the Netherlands

11th Apr 2019
James Mildred

A new campaign has been launched in the Netherlands, inspired in part by Christians, to introduce new laws to make buying sex illegal.

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More than 900 reports of potential modern slavery cases at hand car washes

11th Apr 2019
James Mildred

A pioneering app designed by the Church of England has been used to report nearly 1,000 potential modern slavery cases at car washes, one year on from when it was introduced.

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Senior doctor quits Royal College over new assisted suicide stance

8th Apr 2019
James Mildred

The chairman of the ethics committee at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has resigned over the RCP’s new official stance of ‘neutral’ on assisted suicide.

MSPs push back strongly on assisted suicide

8th Apr 2019
James Mildred

A cross-party group of MSPs has spoken out about fresh attempts to introduce assisted suicide in Scotland.

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MoJ figures show an increase in divorce petitions

3rd Apr 2019
Jonathan Williams

The latest figures from the Ministry of Justice show an 8 per cent rise in divorce petitions in 2018 compared to 2017, the biggest increase for 15 years. There were 118,141 divorce petitions made last year, 8,788 more than 2017.

Bookmakers in trouble over new high stakes games

3rd Apr 2019
James Mildred

Two of the UK’s largest bookmakers have been forced to drop new, high stakes, roulette-style games after an investigation by the Gambling Commission.

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45 day limit on support for modern slavery victims could be unlawful

2nd Apr 2019
James Mildred

The current Home Office limit on the guaranteed level of support for confirmed victims of modern slavery in England and Wales could be unlawful, a High Court Judge has said.

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