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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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Nick Clegg and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez enjoy the fresh air at the 2008 Liberal Democrat conference
Nick Clegg’s wife lambasts ‘patronising’ media

By politics.co.uk staff Nick Clegg’s wife has hit out at the ‘patronising’ coverage of politicians’ spouses.   The international lawyer has faced considerable scrutiny for not hitting the campaign trail in the same manner as Samantha Cameron and Sarah Brown.   Miriam Gonzalez Durantez holds down a full time job during the week, but joins… Read more »

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Candidates unite to condemn car bombers in Newtownhamilton
Newry and Armagh: Candidates unite to condemn car bombers

By Niall McDonald Candidates from the Newry and Armagh constituency have united to roundly condemn those who placed a car bomb suspicious device outside Newtownhamilton police station early this morning. Dozens of families were evacuated from the Newry Street area of the town and were housed in a local school as army technical experts examined… Read more »