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  1. Hodeida offensive 'must be stopped to save lives and the chance for peace'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The UN and NGOs received warnings over the weekend for staff to evacuate Hodeida by Tuesday 12 June 2018 ahead of a miltary offensive, affirming the humanitarian community's worst fears for Yemen. The UN peace envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths has already said that this attack would "take peace off the table in a single stroke", and the UN has cited the worst case scenario: 250,000 dead, with hundreds of thousands more affected.

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  2. Government urged to clarify access to vital infrastructure funding post-BrexitRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The Government should set out how it will make equivalent lending alternatives to the European Investment Bank available in England after Brexit, the Local Government Association says. As a member of the European Union and a shareholder contributing into the EIB, the UK currently has access to the EIB's loans and guarantees, which typically help fund small and medium-sized enterprise development and major infrastructure loans such as housing.

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  3. Analysis of wealth and retirement in EnglandRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Older people in England, on average, hold a lot of wealth. For example, among those aged 55-64 median housing wealth is A 185,000 and median other wealth is around A 33,000.

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  4. Commons committee report reflects BMA's concerns on integrated careRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The House of Commons Select Committee on Health and Social Care has published a report, Integrated care: organisations, partnerships and systems . The Committee recognises the potential benefits of further integration and calls on the Government to bring forward legislation to remove legal barriers imposed by the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

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  5. Ken Clarke demands judge-led inquiry into torture and renditionRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Former Conservative Cabinet Minister Ken Clarke has called for the Prime Minister to set up an independent, judge-led inquiry into the UK's role in torture and rendition. David Cameron promised an inquiry as one of his first acts as Prime Minister in 2010 but the plans were shelved two years later by Mr Clarke who was then the Justice Secretary, citing ongoing police investigations.

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  6. Panamanian authorities 'must ensure extradited former president faces justice'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 12 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, returned to his home country on 11 June 2018, following his extradition from the United States. Transparency International has urged the Panamanian authorities to ensure that he is kept in detention and tried in a fair process for the full extent of his alleged crimes.

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  7. The virtues of others: learning to take risks for inclusionRead the original story

    Monday Jun 11 | Ekklesia Daily News

    High white hoardings behind which earth-moving equipment growls and gouges, and men in yellow helmets appear on rising scaffolding, are a familiar sight in both urban and rural surroundings. They will bear the name of a construction company, and frequently the announcement that what is being built is an 'exclusive development'.

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  8. Councils' ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy threatened, warns LGARead the original story

    Monday Jun 11 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Councils' ability to replace homes sold under Right to Buy will be all but eliminated within five years without major reform of the scheme, new analysis from the Local Government association reveals today . The current Right-to-Buy system only allows councils to keep a third of each RTB receipt to build a replacement home and prevents local authorities from borrowing to make up the shortfall.

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  9. 'Extraordinary secrecy' hampering government preparations for BrexitRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Deep political divisions over Brexit are creating a culture of extraordinary secrecy in Whitehall, finds a new report from the Institute for Government . Published on 10 June 2018, Preparing Brexit: How ready is Whitehall? says the greatest challenge in delivering Brexit now stems from the inability of a split Cabinet to make critical decisions.

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  10. Campaigners win chance to appeal against fracking firm injunctionRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Two anti-fracking campaigners have won the right to appeal an injunction granted by the High Court. Joseph Boyd and fellow campaigner Joseph CorrA opposed an interim injunction granted to fracking company INEOS in July last year.

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  11. Second German diesel ban by 2019Read the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The regional court of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia has ruled that the authorities must put a diesel ban in place by January 2019 to bring illegal levels of pollution in the city down, the result of legal action by Deutsche Umwelthilfe and ClientEarth. The hearing in Aachen was Germany's first clean air hearing since the landmark Leipzig decision, which clarified that diesel bans can be implemented by regional authorities where air pollution exceeds legal limits.

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  12. First Minister urges House of Commons to amend EU Withdrawal BillRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Ekklesia Daily News

    The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has written to the Speaker of the House of Commons calling for a proper debate on amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill to respect the views of the Scottish Parliament. In her letter, the First Minister says she believes Scotland now faces "an unprecedented constitutional position, which puts at risk 19 years of constitutional convention and practice, on which devolution relies".

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  13. Legislation on pay ratios 'must be backed by action to reduce income inequality'Read the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Ekklesia Daily News

    New laws will be laid before Parliament on 11 June 2018 which will require UK listed companies with more than 250 UK employees to disclose the salaries of their chief executives and the salary of their average worker. They will have to disclose this difference, the 'pay ratio' every year, as part of the governemnt's new Industrial Strategy.

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  14. Migrant children expelled to Niger as Europe and North Africa tighten bordersRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Ekklesia Daily News

    An increasing number of migrant children are being expelled to Niger as countries across Europe and North Africa seek to curtail irregular migration, UNICEF says, warning that there are insufficient cross-border mechanisms to protect these children from the many risks they face - trafficking, violence, abuse, exploitation and detention. Since November last year, more than 8,000 West Africans, including 2,000 children, have been returned to Niger from Algeria, while another 900 registered refugees and asylum seekers from countries in East Africa have been transferred to Niger for processing from Libya.

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  15. Millions stuck on housing waiting lists, says ShelterRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    One year on from the tragic Grenfell fire, many survivors are still waiting for a new home but new analysis from Shelter reveals the situation is similarly stark right across the country. Over one million households in need of a social home are stuck on long waiting lists, often for years on end.

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  16. UN chief sounds the alarm over oceans at G7 Summit eventRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Unless there is a change of course, the amount of plastic waste in the world's oceans will outweigh the fish that live in them, by 2050, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Saturday 9 June 2018, declaring that the world now faces a "global emergency" over the oceans. "The facts are clear.

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  17. Child Poverty Action Group comments on Universal Credit changesRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    Child Poverty Action Group has welcomed the Government's announcement that it will improve universal credit for some claimants moving over from legacy benefits including protecting those with severe disabilites from losses as they move to the new benefit. But the charity urges comparable improvements for claimants with disabled children.

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  18. Acquittal of former DRC Vice-President a 'huge blow' to victimsRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    On Friday 8 June 2018, the International Criminal Court acquitted Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for his involvement in the conflict in Central African Republic , which included a campaign of rape and sexual violence against women. Responding to the acquittal, Solomon Sacco, Head of the International Justice team at Amnesty International, said: "This decision will be felt as a huge blow for the many victims of the 'war against women' waged in CAR.

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  19. Safe Surgeries network launched to overcome barriers to GP registrationRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    New research published by Doctors of the World UK has found that one in five attempts to register vulnerable patients are being wrongfully refused by GP surgeries in England, despite being fully entitled to access NHS primary care. Pregnant women, children, homeless people, survivors of torture and trafficking and people who have fled war, most of them Londoners, are among those who have been wrongly turned away.

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  20. Global Catholic community says US rejection of Iran deal is a tragedyRead the original story

    Saturday Jun 9 | Ekklesia Daily News

    More than 160 Catholic organisations from countries around the globe have sent a statement to the US Congress, decrying President Trump's decision to end US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action , negotiated in 2015 during the Obama administration. The so-called 'Iran deal' is an agreement on the nuclear programme of Iran, negotiated by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council , with Germany and the European Union, and Iran.

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