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Humanists UK comment on peers backing Assisted Dying Bill

Plans to allow doctors to help terminally ill adults end their lives moved closer to becoming law today, after a new Assisted Dying Bill passed its second reading in the House of Lords. Humanists UK, which campaigns to legalise assisted dying for both the terminally ill and incurably suffering, has praised today’s debate for its… Read more »

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Police win judicial review over police pay award
Police take Home Office to court over pay

Police officers have won the right to mount a legal challenge over their pay award. The Home Office will now face a High Court challenge over its refusal to backdate the 2.5 per cent pay award, as recommended by the Police Arbitration Tribunal. Police officers claimed this decision effectively devalued it to an annual 1.9… Read more »

The Met will police today's police protest
Police in protest over pay

Up to 18,000 police officers have descended on London to protest at police pay. Officers from police forces across the UK are taking part in a march and rally before forming a “mass queue” outside parliament to lobby MPs. Police Federation chairwoman Jan Berry will conclude the protest by presenting a petition to Downing Street… Read more »