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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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Northern Ireland Government proposes opt-out organ donation

The Northern Ireland Department of Health has proposed introducing an opt-out system for organ donation, where a person is presumed to have consented to donate their organs after death unless they have specifically opted out. Northern Ireland Humanists has welcomed the move, and has called on the public to support the plans. Moving to an… Read more »

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MPs admit concern over road safety
MPs admit concern over road safety

Road safety is the “major public health problem of our age”, MPs have claimed. A report published by the Commons transport committee today, expresses “deep concern” about the link between poverty and road deaths as well as the high number of accidents involving male drivers, young drivers and on rural roads. In the publication, MPs… Read more »

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Adam Price
MP hospitalised by gang

A Plaid Cymru MP is recovering in hospital after being attack by a group of four youths on Saturday. Adam Price, MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, was set upon by a gang as he delivered balloons to his parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. “A gang of youths set upon him randomly,” his spokesperson said. “They… Read more »