Key Quotes for 2016

Key Quotes for 2016

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Last update: Sunday 18th August
 
A number of UK Christian unions have been banned from holding meetings on college premises, as a result of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy Prevent.
Religion/SpiritualityChristian Concern - 10th June 2016
 
New research by the national charity Turn2us has found that almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of low income households claiming means-tested benefits are worried about future changes to the welfare system.
MoneyEkklesia Daily Bulletin - 15th June 2016
 
A report published by the Department of Communities and Local Government estimated there were 3,569 rough sleepers in England in the Autumn of last year. This figure, while likely to be lower than the real number of rough sleepers, is still a 30 per cent increase on the number of recorded rough sleepers in Autumn 2014, and almost twice the 1,768 recorded in 2010.
HousingThe Sentinel - March 22nd 2016
 
The number of people marrying in England and Wales has fallen for the first time since 2009. The Office for National Statistics said there were 240,854 marriages in 2013, down 8.6% on 2012.
FamilyThe Sentinel - 28th April 2016
 
Research by the Army Reserve, which oversees reservists, shows 18-35s spend three-and-a-half hours a day on social media and gaming. It believes many young people think joining the reservists is too much of a time commitment (they’re required to commit at least 19 days a year), despite saying they would like to learn a new skill.
Young PeopleThe Sentinel - April 15th 2016
 
U.S. leader Barack Obama has admitted the lack of planning for the aftermath of the fall of the late Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was the worst mistake of his time in office.
What famous people sayThe Sentinel - April 12th 2016
 
A major report by The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed nearly one in 11 adults are now affected by diabetes, with cases nearly quadrupling to 422 million in 2014.
HealthThe Sentinel - April 7th 2016
 
The NAS/UWT and Swanswell want the Government to commission independent research into energy drink use and the long-term effects on health…The British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) published a voluntary code of practice in April 2010, which states that energy drinks should not be marketed to under 16’s. European legislation also states that such drinks are not recommended for children. Despite this, in the UK the drinks are available to everyone.
HealthThe Sentinel - April 1st 2016
 
Two-thirds of large British businesses have experienced a cyber attack or breach in the last 12 months, research has revealed.
CrimeThe Sentinel - 9th May 2016
 
According to Macmillan’s calculations, the average family is left with around £375 each month after paying for necessities such as food and bills. And it believes additional costs facing cancer patients of about £570-a-month, could leave many struggling below the breadline.
MoneyThe Sentinel - 9th May 2016
 
The Labrador retriever is hard-wired to over-eat, according to new gene research. It is hoped the findings by Cambridge University could help in the understanding of human obesity.
HealthThe Sentinel - 5th May 2016
 
A report commissioned by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) into Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) has shown a link between problem gambling, betting shop proliferation and FOBT machine play.
Drugs/Alcohol/AddictionsCARE Impact Direct - 27th May 2016
 
The number of people who say they have no religion now outnumbers the Christian population of England and Wales according to the British Social Attitudes survey. The people that identified themselves as having no religion reached 48.5% in 2014, up from 25% in 2011, while Christians now make up 43.8% of the population.
Religion/SpiritualityBible Society - 27th May 2016
 
A report by an anti-persecution charity has said 1 in 12 people in Eritrea, many of them Christian, have now fled the East African state. Release International's report describes Eritrea as 'one of the world's fastest emptying nations' and the 'North Korea of Africa', with many of the 40,000 who fled to Italy last year being Christians.
Religious PersecutionBible Society - 6th May 2016
 
A study into the early development of human embryos has prompted calls this week from scientists to extend the current 14 day legal limit on embryo experimentation. The study in question developed embryos up to 13 days – past the point they would normally be implanted in the womb and just one day shy of the legal limit.
ScienceCARE Impact Direct - 6th May 2016
 
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