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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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Lib Dem backbenchers still not yet settled on outright government loyalty
Lib Dems in ‘state of flux’

By Alex Stevenson Liberal Democrat MPs are in the final stages of negotiations about how to retain their party’s independent identity while remaining in government. The party is expected to approve a number of practical measures at its parliamentary party meeting this evening, following days of frantic talks. Discussions between the party leadership, the new… Read more »

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Chris Huhne admits affair with former press officer
Huhne leaves wife for ex-press secretary

By politics.co.uk staff Senior Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne has left his wife for his ex-press secretary. The 56-year-old energy and climate change secretary abandoned Vicky Pryce, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ chief economist, for 44-year-old Carina Trimingham, who he has been in a relationship with for a year. “I am in a serious… Read more »