As Britain becomes increasingly secular, the government has announced a step towards helping preserve hundreds of historic churches for the future – and humanists are unimpressed.
Kevin is a long time American resident of the British city. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he has reported for New York Newsday and a number of Midwestern newspapers.
April 23, 2018, 12:20 AM EDT
March 22, 2018, 4:10 AM EDT
Scrutinizing business mergers on national security grounds will become much more common in Britain, if proposals officially finalized last week are approved by parliament.
March 14, 2018, 1:36 AM EDT
The British government moved closer this week to a possible widespread tax on plastic, as part of an environmental strategy that could even see a ban on plastic drinking straws.
February 20, 2018, 10:29 PM EST
As the scandal around the Oxfam aid agency dominates headlines in the United Kingdom, the British government continues to quietly push ahead with other reforms of the way charities are regulated.
December 18, 2017, 3:46 AM EST
A new report warns that secularism is under threat across the globe, with persecution of the non-religious on the increase – and Islamic countries dominate the list of the most egregious offenders.
December 1, 2017, 1:17 AM EST
The question of whether Europeans in Britain will retain the right to vote after the country leaves the European Union remains unresolved – a decision that could meaningfully impact the country’s future political direction.
November 9, 2017, 9:58 PM EST
Firearms groups in Britain are wary over proposals to bring in even tighter restrictions in a country that already has some of the toughest gun control laws in the world.
October 6, 2017, 12:12 AM EDT
Citing environmental concerns, people in Britain are increasingly sharing food – that would otherwise be thrown out – directly with their neighbors.
September 25, 2017, 2:30 AM EDT
Ahead of a much-publicized move against what it calls extremist activity on the Internet, the British government has now made it possible for victims of terrorism and others to challenge “unduly lenient” sentences.
August 28, 2017, 5:22 AM EDT
The newly sworn-in U.S. ambassador to London has arrived in the British capital to assume the prestigious post, but faces the still-uncompleted construction of a new $1 billion embassy, a project which lawmakers from his own party have criticized over security and cost concerns.
August 24, 2017, 10:19 PM EDT
Like other countries across Europe in recent years, Britain taxes goods such as tobacco and alcohol which the government claims are a financial drain on its national health system.
August 3, 2017, 10:44 PM EDT
Representatives of international charities operating in Britain are guardedly optimistic that Christians could soon return in numbers to some parts of Iraq from which they have been driven.
June 29, 2017, 11:00 PM EDT
For well over a century, religious organizations in Britain have had the right to inspect and determine how well they teach matters of faith in their own schools. Now, a British secular group is publicly questioning whether this should be done by the government instead, charging that the traditional procedure is a waste of money – and moreover does not ensure that religious education is “non-partisan.”
June 14, 2017, 9:51 PM EDT
With Britain’s parliament more diverse than it’s ever been, Muslim voters appear to hold an increasing amount of political sway.
June 6, 2017, 8:20 PM EDT
For decades, even before he entered parliament, Britain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been a crusader for the left.
May 31, 2017, 2:26 AM EDT
As Britain’s general election heads into its final stretch, campaigners on both sides of the abortion issue here see the potential of challenges to the current status quo once it is over.
May 17, 2017, 2:43 AM EDT
British charities are reporting a squeeze on their work in strife-torn regions of the world amid tighter counter-terror regulations and sanctions, as the banks whose services they use become increasingly wary of the risk.
May 1, 2017, 2:28 AM EDT
In a move to rein in what it calls a taxpayer subsidy for gun owners, the British government is considering raising license fees on shooting clubs by more than 1,000 percent.
April 10, 2017, 5:30 PM EDT
A fiercely debated process of selling Britain’s first nationally-owned bank for green investments took another step forward Friday with a court decision supporting the British government.
March 22, 2017, 12:22 AM EDT
Staff at British universities have become too liberal and students too intolerant, a number of recent reports here have charged.