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MPs debate Eid and Diwali public holidays

MPs debate Eid and Diwali public holidays

Wed, 23 Jul 2014

MPs have debated an e-petition calling for Muslims and Hindus to have the most important days in their faiths recognised in law, through the creation of two new public holidays.

‘Trojan’ report finds deliberate action to promote intolerant and aggressive Islamist agenda in schools

‘Trojan’ report finds deliberate action to promote intolerant and aggressive Islamist agenda in schools

Tue, 22 Jul 2014

A report commissioned by former education secretary Michael Gove in April to investigate claims of a plot to takeover state schools in Birmingham has uncovered evidence of "co-ordinated, deliberate and sustained action to introduce an intolerant and aggressive Islamist ethos into some schools in the city".

Equality and Human Rights Commission: gender segregation at campus events “unlawful”

Equality and Human Rights Commission: gender segregation at campus events “unlawful”

Mon, 21 Jul 2014

The National Secular Society has welcomed new legal guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission clarifying that gender segregation of university and campus events is unlawful.

Legislation introduced to abolish chancel repair liability

Legislation introduced to abolish chancel repair liability

Fri, 18 Jul 2014

A parliamentary bill has been introduced to abolish chancel repair liability – an ancient law that can force homeowners to pay for some ancient Anglican parish church repairs.