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Queen’s Speech: concerns over illiberal Government counter-terror plans

Queen’s Speech: concerns over illiberal Government counter-terror plans

Wed, 27 May 2015

The National Secular Society has expressed concern over new "anti-extremism" plans announced in the Conservative Government's first Queen's Speech.

Councillor called an “absolute disgrace” for asking that prayers not take place in official meetings

Councillor called an “absolute disgrace” for asking that prayers not take place in official meetings

Tue, 26 May 2015

A local councillor has been called an "absolute disgrace" by a Conservative councillor for suggesting that it was "inappropriate" to hold prayers in council meetings.

72% support council’s bid to cut free travel subsidy for faith schools

72% support council’s bid to cut free travel subsidy for faith schools

Tue, 26 May 2015

Kirklees Council is considering ending free travel to faith schools in a bid to cut out unnecessary expenditure. The move has widespread local support, with 72% of 926 consultation responses in support of the measure.

Court ruling: local authorities are under no obligation to subsidise transport to faith schools

Court ruling: local authorities are under no obligation to subsidise transport to faith schools

Fri, 22 May 2015

A judge has ruled that the state is not obliged to subsidise transportation to and from faith schools, despite ruling in favour of a Catholic school in a case over subsidised school transport.