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Family to challenge law requiring Christian RE and worship in NI schools

The High Court will consider a challenge to the laws requiring faith-based Christian religious education (RE) and collective worship in schools in Northern Ireland today. A non-religious family is mounting the legal challenge arguing the exclusively Christian nature of RE and worship violates their human rights. The case is being supported by Northern Ireland Humanists…. Read more »

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New firearms licence condition welcomed by BASC Northern Ireland

Improvement to firearms licence condition welcomed by BASC Northern Ireland The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), has welcomed the introduction of a firearms certificate condition that will allow the licence holder to shoot any lawful quarry on land where they have the authority to shoot. The condition known… Read more »

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An Ipsos Mori poll has put the Liberal Democrats narrowly in second place.
Poll puts Labour in third place

By politics.co.uk staff An Ipsos Mori poll has put Labour in third place for the first time since February 1982. The poll, which was conducted last week during the Liberal Democrat conference, suggests that both the Tories and Labour have lost points to the party. According to the poll results, which are based on those… Read more »

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Town hall bosses face pay backlash
Council bosses face Labour pay crackdown

By Alex Stevenson John Denham has told Labour conference delegates he will act to rein in “out of hand” pay for local government bosses. The communities and local government secretary used his speech in Brighton to give his clearest commitment yet to a clampdown on the pay of the highest earners in councils up and… Read more »