Figures show the UK Muslim community is quickly falling into poverty

A record number of Muslims are seeking hardship relief from a national charity due to the COVID-19 pandemic and, with a second Ramadan in lockdown approaching, funds are still urgently needed to respond to these needs, said National Zakat Foundation and Islamic Relief UK today.

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Committees to question Government on Black history in the curriculum

Two Committees will question Education Minister Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP on Black history and cultural diversity in the national curriculum, after hundreds of thousands of people signed petitions on this issue.

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Unregulated accommodation to be banned for vulnerable children

A ban on placing vulnerable children under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation will come into force in September, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced, as part of a series of reforms to drive up standards in children’s social care.

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New beds for homeless hospital patients

People who are homeless and due to be discharged from hospital, are being offered new Salvation Army “step-down beds” to ensure they have a safe space to recover while freeing up urgently needed NHS beds.

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Freedom of Speech: Support Christian students like Julia

Students in the UK are being punished for holding certain values. Julia Rynkiewicz, a final year midwifery student, was forced to suspend her studies and faced a fitness to practise investigation over her involvement with a pro-life society.

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Landmark Government proposals to strengthen free speech at universities

Tougher legal measures to strengthen free speech and academic freedom at universities in England have been announced by the Education Secretary today (16 February), to stamp out unlawful ‘silencing’ on campuses.

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Last chance to nominate someone for a Your UK Parliament Award

The Your UK Parliament awards celebrate people across the UK who have taken action on issues they care about and made a difference in their community. There are seven Award categories to choose from, so get nominating! The deadline for submissions is 14 February.

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New Coronavirus Vaccine uptake plan published

From vaccination buses to WhatsApp groups and charity engagement, the new COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Plan aims to boost vaccine uptake in vulnerable and under-served groups.

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New Teaching School Hubs to be rolled out across the UK

Every school in the country will have greater access to expert teacher training and development, under plans announced by the Department for Education this week.

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Step Back premier a poignant lesson to youths amidst spate of stabbings

This weekend as a spate of attacks raged across parts of South London, leaving one person dead and at least 10 injured, Leo Powell premiered his short film Step Back, a drama about youth violence which has been endorsed by the Metropolitan Police.

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