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'Democracy on demand': The radical new idea for England now at the centre of the coalition's secret talks

Coalition talks on English votes for English laws are now focusing on a radical package of constitutional change, can reveal.

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  • Oxford Road Fun Day: How small amounts of funding turn ideas into reality

    The Oxford Road Fun Day in Reading received funding through Community First. We visited the project to show how important these small amounts of funding are to local communities.

  • Communities know best

    When it comes to caring about the local community, nobody knows better than the people who live there.

  • BHA briefs MPs ahead of Localism Bill

    MPs are set to debate the government's flagship legislation which gives legal weight to its 'Big Society' agenda.

  • BHA: Localism Act receives Royal Assent

    The Localism Act received Royal Assent on 15 November, marking the passage into law a key item on the government’s legislative agenda. The British Humanist Association (BHA) has raised a number of concerns that provisions in the Act would enable religious groups to assume control over public services, and potentially use exemptions in equality law to discriminate in employment and the provision of services.

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