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Wales Humanists launches report on 100 years of disestablishment
10 Years On: Humanists UK reflects on Same-Sex Marriage Act coming into force

Humanists UK is celebrating the ten year anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales. Whereas the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act received Royal Assent on 17 July 2013, it took some time to implement this change, so the Act only came into force the following year. The first same-sex marriages took place just after midnight… Read more »

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The deportation follows a ruling in Britain's highest court
Qatada to be deported

By A radical Islamic preacher once dubbed Osama Bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe is to be deported following a ruling in Britain’s highest court. Jordanian-national Abu Qatada has been convicted of terrorism charges in his homeland but claims he will be tortured on his return. The UK government claimed the 48-year-old, who was… Read more »

Ms Jowell's estranged husband is on trial
Jowell’s ex found guilty of corruption

By staff The estranged husband of Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has been sentenced to four years and six months in an Italian jail after being found guilty of corruption. The sentence is only two months less than that requested by the prosecution. David Mills was accused of taking $600,000 (£400,000) in bribes from Italian… Read more »