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Curriculum Bill passes stage one in Senedd

A Bill that will make religious education in Wales fully inclusive of humanism has passed the first stage before becoming law. Wales Humanists – which has long campaigned for this change – has strongly welcomed the news, saying the Bill will make Wales ‘a world-leader in inclusive education’. Following a debate, Senedd members today voted… Read more »

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Austria’s top court decriminalises assisted dying

Helping ‘seriously ill’ people to end their lives will no longer be a criminal offence in Austria, following a judgment from the country’s top court. Humanists UK, which campaigns for legal assisted dying across the UK, has welcomed the move as a victory for reason, compassion, and empathy. News of the decision comes just weeks after… Read more »

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Lord Mandelson is reportedly considering further legal action to clamp down on bonuses
Lord Mandelson seeks further curbs on bankers

By Liz Stephens Lord Mandelson is reportedly considering further legal action to clamp down on bonuses after yesterday’s FSA report was deemed inadequate. Several senior government ministers were reportedly disappointed by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) report, which removed clauses to link bonuses to long-term growth. Lord Mandelson thinks the new guidance set down in… Read more »

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Figures from the Ministry of Justice gave a hint of a future rise in repossessions in England and Wales.
Repossession rate slowing down

By Liz Stephens The number of homes that were repossessed in the last quarter fell ten per cent compared with the previous three months the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said. However, the rate of repossession is still 14 per cent higher than the same period the previous year. The Council recently revised down… Read more »