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The poorest in society are being hit the hardest by the Government's tax and welfare changes, the official equality watchdog has warned. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said an analysis of all the changes to tax, social security and public spending since the Conservatives came to power in…
A devout Christian was lawfully thrown off a Sheffield University social work course after being accused of posting derogatory comments about homosexuals and bisexuals on a Facebook page, a judge has decided. Felix Ngole, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said he was expressing a traditional Christian view and complained that university…
A challenge at the UK's highest court over the legality of Northern Ireland's strict abortion law has concluded. Seven Supreme Court justices in London will give a ruling on the controversial issue at a date yet to be fixed, but thought to be early next year. The Northern Ireland Human…
Northern Ireland's strict abortion law is set to come under scrutiny at the UK's highest court. The case centres on the current law which makes it an offence for a woman to abort with a fatal foetal abnormality or where the pregnancy arises through rape or incest. Tuesday's proceedings in…
A disabled man who complained a High Court judge acted unlawfully when giving medics permission to take him from home to hospital and authorising the use of force has lost a legal fight. Aamir Mazhar, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, said an order made by Mr Justice Mostyn, who is…
Former detainees and a charity have won a challenge against a Government policy change on torture said to have led to asylum seekers fleeing persecution being wrongly detained in UK immigration centres. Mr Justice Ouseley ruled in their favour on Tuesday after hearing accusations that individuals were locked up during…
Terminally-ill Noel Conway has vowed to appeal against a legal decision which has denied him a say over how and when he will die. The 67-year-old retired lecturer from Shrewsbury, who says he feels "entombed" by his motor neurone disease, is dependent on a ventilator and was not at the…
A religious education teacher who said homosexuality was a sin during an online discussion has begun a human rights fight in the High Court after complaining that university bosses were wrong to throw him off a social work course. Felix Ngole, 39, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, said he was lawfully…
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