FOR Christians Easter is not just a celebration of new life, as we mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but also a time to rejoice in all life in all its fullness. For many this might include a break from work, study or school, simply enjoying spending time with families and loved ones. Yet, there are thousands in the UK who do not have this chance. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, heralded for its history and culture, modern day slavery is thriving. According to the Home Office, there are more than 10,000 victims of human slavery in the UK. Many more are at risk of falling through the cracks, away from the view of the authorities. These are real people — be they a woman or girl in the illegal sex trade, a man forced to work on a construction site, or a child married against their will. None of them are free. Leaders from across our faith communities are standing together to speak out against slavery. Last year the Church of England and the Catholic Church … [Read more...] about Let the spirit of Notre Dame bring hope to all of us in the UK this Easter
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Danica Kirka, Associated Press Updated 7:27 am CST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a view of a logo of Nissan Motor Co., at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK _ a sharp blow to Brexit supporters, who had fought to have the model built in northern England. The move, first reported on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 by Sky News, was confirmed by the company in a letter to workers Sunday. less FILE In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, a view of a logo of Nissan Motor Co., at its global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan has cancelled plans to make its X-Trail SUV in the UK _ a sharp blow ... more Photo: Koji Sasahara, AP Photo: Koji Sasahara, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close … [Read more...] about Nissan cancels plans to make X-Trail SUV in the UK
LEAVING the EU could cause a "spike" in food prices - but why would consumers be affected, and what does a hard Brexit mean? Here's everything you need to know... How will Brexit affect the price of food in the UK? Environment secretary Michael Gove admitted in December 2018 that a no-deal Brexit could lead to "spikes" in food prices. He told MPs that some imports would have to make way for “essentials” such as medicine if chaos at Calais restricts space on cross-Channel ferries. Mr Gove told the Environment Select Committee that tariffs and putting goods on alternative routes such as from Spain to the UK by sea could also affect prices. He said: “We won’t see significant price rises. But there is a risk of price spikes in certain food stuffs.” It came just days after Defra sources acknowledged that perishable goods such as lettuce, meat and veg could lose out. Tesco revealed it has joined other businesses in stockpiling goods in case of a No Deal … [Read more...] about How will a no deal Brexit affect the price of food in the UK?
A STATUE of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst was unveiled yesterday - exactly 100 years to the day that women first voted in the UK. The memorial, designed by sculptor Hazel Reeves, marks the climax to a year of highlighting the centenary of women winning the right to vote. Hundreds of modern-day suffragettes gathered to see Pankhurst honoured by her home city. Her great-grandaughter Helen Pankhurst said the campaigner "defied social norms, defied the establishment and said we can do so much more". She said: "She was important to Manchester - her birthplace, the place where she formed the suffragette movement. "She is being welcomed back. Let's celebrate this moment, this wonderful moment, it means so much." On Friday people marched through Manchester to converge on St Peter's Square to see the statue unveiled. Hundreds of schoolchildren waved homemade banners as they marched to Eurythymics song 'Sisters Are Doin' it for Themselves'. While in nearby Oldham, actress Maxine Peake … [Read more...] about Statue of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled 100 years to the day since women first voted in the UK
PUBLISHED: 18:52 22 May 2018 | UPDATED: 18:54 22 May 2018 Emma Bartholomew Gurmit Singh, Erkin Guney and Zayd al Khair. Picture: Ipek Ozerim : Ipek Ozerim A Dalston mosque is thought to be the first in the UK to accept Bitcoin donations, to tap into a potentially phenomenal amount of worldwide cash throughout Ramadan. Shacklewell Lane Mosque. Picture: Erkin GuneyLeaders at the Masjid Ramadan have made the decision to also accept another popular crypto-currency, Ethereum, to try and get urgent repairs carried out at the mosque in Shacklewell Lane. They want to benefit from Muslim crypto-currency users who are obliged to give away 2.5pc of their wealth to charity during the 30-day Muslim festival. Known as Zakat, or Zakah, the annual donation is compulsory for all but the very poorest Muslims. The mosque, a registered charity, hopes to raise at least £10,000 in crypto-currency donations over Ramadan. Erkin Guney, the chairman of the board of … [Read more...] about Dalston mosque becomes ‘first in the UK’ to accept Bitcoin and Ethereum crypto-currency