The Bishop of Chester raised concerns in the House of Lords about how easy it is for children to access online pornography.
Rt Rev Dr Peter Forster was generally supportive of a motion to approve the Online Pornography (Commercial Basis) Regulations 2018 which got passed.
But he remained concerned age-verification procedures would not apply to all sites featuring pornography.
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Paramedics in north-west England have suspended a schedule of weekly strikes to allow talks to commence in a row over pay.
GMB union members will not strike this weekend to allow discussions between the union and North West Ambulance Service management.
Two meetings have taken place involving the conciliation service ACAS.
GMB paramedics have carried 26 hour walkouts each weekend … Read the rest
Yesterday (30th August) CWaC officers issued a decision notice refusing a “site” application, saying the gypo pitches would be ‘harmful’ to the green belt and the ‘very special circumstances’ did not outweigh the potential harm to the land.
If successful the application would have seen seven holiday pitches changed into homes for Gypsies and Travellers, with each pitch containing a … Read the rest
Young people, in particular 16 to 24-year-olds, on average during a 16-hour day, look at their phones every 6.4 minutes and during this time they will be unwittingly targeted by a great deal of ‘fake news.’ Fake News is extremely dangerous – it is essentially “unregulated” or “unofficial” news that doesn’t tow the line on diversity. It is extremely worrying … Read the rest
EXPERTS have warned that under a “No deal” Brexit, many health foods – like nuts and peas – will effectively be unapproved for sale and may be removed from the shelves overnight. Leaked government plans revealed a lack of proposed regulation of health foods; the vast majority of public health & safety regulations currently come from the EU.
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A THOUGHT-PROVOKING exhibition inspired by a legendary Bob Dylan song is to come to Chester Zoo.
Hard Rain – an open-air exhibition of dramatic and moving photographs set to the lyrics of Dylan’s famous 60s protest song, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, will be at Chester Zoo from May 28.
Aimed at encouraging action on climate change, habitat loss, pollution … Read the rest