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Ferdie Rous

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March 22, 2021
Twenty police officers were injured as protests in Bristol objecting to a proposed bill that would expand UK police powers to restrict non-violent protest descended into violence.
March 15, 2021
Hundreds gathered in Parliament Square in London on Sunday for a further vigil in honour of Sarah Everard – the marketing executive murdered on 3rd March, allegedly by serving police officer Wayne Couzens – after clashes broke out between protesters and police at a vigil in Clapham on Saturday. Feminist protest group Sisters Uncut organised
March 14, 2021
Thousands of people gathered in south London on Saturday evening for a vigil in honour of Sarah Everard, the 33-year-old marketing executive whose kidnapping and murder has ignited national debate about violence against women.
March 11, 2021
Bishops have urged the Irish government to ease restrictions on public worship as the country’s severest restrictions plan to be eased.
March 10, 2021
Tomorrow Scotland’s top civil court will hear the case of a Glasgow priest who is challenging the Scottish government’s worship ban.
March 10, 2021
The Scottish government have announced that believers across Scotland will be permitted to gather at places of worship from 26th March, in time for Easter.
March 10, 2021
The increasing financial pressure brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has prompted a flurry of borrowing in countries across the world. As questions arise about he viability of the spending spree in the developed world, poorer countries are buckling beneath the pressure of debt obligations to private lenders.
March 04, 2021
Leprosy is on the verge of extinction, but because of the pandemic sufferers of the disease face more discrimination than ever, says Ferdie Rous
March 03, 2021
Hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped from a state boarding school in the north west Nigeria state of Zamfara last week have been released, a local official announced.
March 01, 2021
State violence in Mynmar escalated when police opened fire on hundreds of protesters in the cities across the country,  killing 18, according to a UN report. It is the largest number of deaths in a single day since the coup began.
March 01, 2021
Ethiopian officials and forces allied to the federal government are committing acts of ethnic cleansing in the war-stricken northern region of Tigray, according to two reports.
February 24, 2021
A group of Christian educators have asked the UK’s education secretary to postpone the introduction of the Relationships and Sex Education programme, scheduled for summer this year.