The Christian Institute - England & Wales News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/england-wales The latest england & wales news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:36:38 +0000 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:36:38 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Ex-betting supremo: Kids think gambling is normal because of constant ads https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-betting-supremo-kids-think-gambling-normal-constant-ads/ A businessman who founded a major gambling company now says betting is being normalised to children because of a “bombardment of advertising”.

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:43:30 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ex-betting-supremo-kids-think-gambling-normal-constant-ads/
Ofsted downgrades nursery – citing concerns about extremism https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-downgrades-nursery-citing-concerns-extremism/ A pre-school nursery has been downgraded by Ofsted, with inspectors saying staff need to do more to protect toddlers from “extreme behaviours or views”.

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Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:50:55 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-downgrades-nursery-citing-concerns-extremism/
Govt to police: Enforce law against cannabis https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-police-enforce-law-cannabis/ Cannabis is illegal and dangerous and police must use the law against it, the Home Office says, after reports emerged of forces turning a blind eye.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:00:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-police-enforce-law-cannabis/
Mayor faces backlash for optional prayers before council meetings https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mayor-faces-backlash-optional-prayers-council-meetings/ A local mayor is facing criticism from a secular group for introducing prayers before council meetings.

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Thu, 09 Aug 2018 12:40:03 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/mayor-faces-backlash-optional-prayers-council-meetings/
Deaths from ‘legal highs’ cut in half following Govt clampdown https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deaths-legal-highs-cut-half-following-govt-clampdown/ New figures reveal a dramatic drop in deaths from so-called legal highs following the Government’s blanket ban.

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Wed, 08 Aug 2018 15:47:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/deaths-legal-highs-cut-half-following-govt-clampdown/
‘Porn has left me scarred for life’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/porn-left-scarred-life/ A rapper and award-winning writer says watching pornography ruined relationships and corrupted his daily life.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:31:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/porn-left-scarred-life/
Opposition to Wales smacking ban revealed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-wales-smacking-ban-revealed/ Welsh Government plans to criminalise parents for smacking their own children have failed to win clear support in a consultation, prompting campaigners to call for a change in approach.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:08:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-wales-smacking-ban-revealed/
Andrew Marr compares Oscar Wilde to Jesus https://www.christian.org.uk/news/andrew-marr-compares-oscar-wilde-jesus/ BBC presenter Andrew Marr has said Oscar Wilde was a type of “gay Christ” – and then mocked people who might be offended.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:19:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/andrew-marr-compares-oscar-wilde-jesus/
London Mayor warns middle-class drug users: ‘Your habit harms young people’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/london-mayor-warns-middle-class-drug-users-habit-harms-young-people/ Middle-class people who take cocaine at parties need to realise that their habit is linked to young people being killed on the streets of London, Sadiq Khan has warned.

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Fri, 03 Aug 2018 09:42:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/london-mayor-warns-middle-class-drug-users-habit-harms-young-people/
Pro-life charity evicted for ‘going against council values’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-charity-evicted-going-council-values/ A charity which helps vulnerable women and the unborn was evicted from a Lambeth Council event reportedly because it went against the local authority’s ‘values’.

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Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:46:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pro-life-charity-evicted-going-council-values/
Supreme Court ‘removes safeguard’ for brain-damaged patients https://www.christian.org.uk/news/supreme-court-removes-safeguard-brain-damaged-patients/ Patients suffering from brain damage have lost an “important safeguard” that protects their lives, say campaigners in response to a Supreme Court decision.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2018 16:06:34 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/supreme-court-removes-safeguard-brain-damaged-patients/
‘Govt must act on civil partnership injustice’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-must-act-civil-partnership-injustice/ A woman who has lived with her sister for most of her life has railed against the “injustice” of tax laws which punish people in family circumstances like hers.

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:26:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-must-act-civil-partnership-injustice/
Cannabis-based medical products to become more readily available https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-based-medical-products-become-readily-available/ Medicines made from cannabis will soon be more widely available, following an announcement by the Home Secretary.

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 12:03:06 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/cannabis-based-medical-products-become-readily-available/
Govt guidance on gay marriage teaching 'legally flawed' https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-guidance-gay-marriage-teaching-legally-flawed/ Government guidance that would silence church schools on the issue of gay marriage is “legally flawed”, a top human rights expert has said.

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Fri, 27 Jul 2018 07:00:24 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-guidance-gay-marriage-teaching-legally-flawed/
Judges reject court bid to allow no-fault divorce https://www.christian.org.uk/news/judges-reject-court-bid-allow-no-fault-divorce/ Judges at the UK Supreme Court have ruled against a woman seeking to divorce her husband on the grounds that she is unhappy.

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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:39:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/judges-reject-court-bid-allow-no-fault-divorce/
Street preacher arrested outside St Paul’s Cathedral https://www.christian.org.uk/news/street-preacher-arrested-outside-st-pauls-cathedral/ A street preacher has been arrested outside St Paul’s Cathedral after cathedral staff complained about him reading from the Bible.

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Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:38:20 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/street-preacher-arrested-outside-st-pauls-cathedral/
Legal prostitution zone ‘a disaster from day one’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/legal-prostitution-zone-disaster-day-one/ Leeds Council are under pressure to “rethink” their red light district, where prostitution is legal between 8pm and 6am seven days a week.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:54:23 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/legal-prostitution-zone-disaster-day-one/
Religious Education ‘essential’ for children say teachers https://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-education-essential-children-say-teachers/ Teachers have hit out at schools which fail to provide religious education.

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Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:51:54 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/religious-education-essential-children-say-teachers/
Relationship and Sex Education proposals revealed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/relationship-sex-education-proposals-revealed/ Parents of primary school children will not be allowed to withdraw youngsters from Relationships Education, but Sex Education will not be compulsory, Government plans have confirmed.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:12:16 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/relationship-sex-education-proposals-revealed/
Ofsted chief grilled over push to exert ‘muscular liberalism’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-grilled-push-exert-muscular-liberalism/ Amanda Spielman, who leads schools’ watchdog Ofsted, has been challenged on the BBC over her efforts to promote “muscular liberalism”.

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:46:37 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/ofsted-chief-grilled-push-exert-muscular-liberalism/