Tim Farron

Tim Farron: Brexit clouds horizon for hill farmers

HILL farming is ​of colossal importance to the United Kingdom - it brings the public benefits of biodiversity and flood prevention, and economic …

Agriculture

Drivers, start your dual-power engines | Financial Times

Regarding the use of 40-year-old (and highly polluting) diesel engines as a stopgap on the Windermere line ( June 19), when it was announced last …

Trains

Temporary Windermere service introduced

UK: Charter operator West Coast Railway Co began running a temporary passenger service between Oxenholme and Windermere on June 18, after franchised …

Trains

Vintage train company steps in to reopen Lake District line

A vintage train operator that normally runs journeys for enthusiasts has stepped in to provide rail services to the Lake District after the operator Northern cancelled all of its trains following a timetabling fiasco.<p>West Coast Railways, which runs charter trains along some of the UK’s most scenic …

Trains

Tim Farron: Break up rail franchise that is failing the North

You couldn’t make it up. During a week of rail chaos for vast swathes of northern commuters, the Tories announce a major investment in the South East …

Great Britain

Tim Farron withdraws from Christian men's event over 'deeply troubling' 'gay lobby' leaflet

Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has withdrawn from a Christian men’s convention which believes Christians are being marginalised by immigration and …

Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron Drops Out Of Christian 'Men's Convention' Which Warns Of 'Gay Lobby Onslaught'

Former Lib Dem leader says he is 'deeply concerned and saddened' by leaflet.<p>PA Wire/PA Images<p>Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has withdrawn from a …

Great Britain

Tim Farron faces Lib Dem anger over event criticising ‘gay lobby’

Former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron has dropped out of an event this weekend that lashes out at the ‘gay lobby’ in promotional material.<p>Farron, who …

LGBTQI

Tory candidate for Soho accused of suggesting gay sex is immoral loses election

Voters have rejected a Tory council candidate who ran to represent London’a gay district while being forced to deny suggesting sex between two men or …

LGBTQI

MasterChef marathon death: Runners for Matt Campbell 'finish' race

<b>Hundreds of runners "finished" the London Marathon in honour of a chef who died after collapsing 22.5 miles into the race.</b><p>Matt Campbell, from Kendal in Cumbria, was a semi-finalist on BBC's MasterChef: the Professionals in 2017.<p>He aimed to raise £2,500 for the Brathay Trust, but more than £300,000 …

London Marathon

Tory candidate for Soho denies suggesting gay sex is immoral

A Tory candidate who wants to represent London’s gay district has denied suggesting sex between two men or women is immoral.<p>Hillary Su, who is …

LGBTQI

Tory local council candidate in Soho referred to gay sex as ‘immoral’

A Conservative Party candidate who is standing in Soho – historically the centre of London’s LGBT night life – referred to gay sex as ‘immoral’ on …

Morality

Menace of Britain's half-blind motorists: Call for drivers to take regular eye tests to keep licences

All drivers should be forced to take regular eye tests to keep their ­licence, says former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron.<p>Thousands of motorists have …

UK Politics

Nick Clegg interview: ‘The Brexit transition period is an undignified act of humiliation’

Great Britain

Service charge hikes must not force practices to close, says Jeremy Hunt

The government 'wants to make sure no GP surgeries close' due to service charge hikes that have left practices across England facing up to six-figure …

Great Britain

Signs of Faith and Hope from Eastern Europe

The current patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, the elderly Ilya II — whom the media have called “the most trusted man in Georgia” — has a …

Europe

Why is it embarrassing to admit to being Christian?

This time of year is always super frustrating.<p>Why? Because it’s Lent, and that usually means having to go without something delicious like chocolate …

Liberal Democrats

If the Lib Dems do not make gains in the local elections they face electoral oblivion

Written off, ignored, and beleaguered: the Liberal Democrats may have recovered, just, from their immediate post-coalition collapse in 2015, but they …

Opinion (UK)

Britain Should Be Proud Of Taking In 10,000 Refugees - But It Is Only A Start

I would urge the Home Secretary to come with me to these camps in Europe and see the situation first-hand<p>Anadolu Agency via Getty Images<p>Yesterday the …

North Africa

Brexit 'could lead to £5billion black hole in defence budget because of currency exchange rates'

Brexit could lead to a £5billion black hole in the defence budget because of currency exchange rates.<p>New research says the strength of the US dollar …

UK Politics

I married a woman, I tried to be a ‘good Christian’ – but nothing could change my sexuality

Liberal Democrat campaigner Chris Adams writes for PinkNews about reconciling his faith and sexuality – and he has a message for people who think …

LGBTQI

U.K. Lawmaker Takes on Facebook With His Own Social Network App

Matt Hancock, the U.K.’s new Culture Secretary, has decided to take on Big Tech. In Suffolk.<p>“Hello, I’m Matt Hancock! And welcome to my app!”, a …

Business

Evangelical Franklin Graham endorses Tim Farron as they both oppose gay sex

An anti-LGBT evangelist who accused President Obama of “spreading immorality” has defended Tim Farron.<p>American preacher Franklin Graham praised the …

LGBTQI

What the government’s fake news unit tell us about the Brexit negotiations

The UK government has today announced plans to establish a new unit to counter ‘fake news’. This will serve as a ‘dedicated national security communications unit’ which aims to combat ‘disinformation by state actors and others’. Announcing the move, the Prime Minister’s spokesman said: ‘we are …

Fake News

Dozens of Labour MPs rebel against Jeremy Corbyn as Brexit Bill finally heads to the House of Lords

Dozens of Labour MPs rebelled against party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday over the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union.<p>Some 48 Labour MPs, including former Labour Cabinet ministers and ex-members of his own frontbench, backed a bid to keep Britain in the single market and customs …

Cumbria police 'failed to learn lessons' over Poppi Worthington, it is claimed

Cumbria police have been accused of failing to learn lessons from their failure in the Poppi Worthington case as it emerged that they have been criticised by the watchdog over their handling of child abuse allegations in recent weeks.<p>Just days before a coroner ruled that Poppi had been sexually …

Amber Rudd

Theological guidance for Farron on gay sex | Letters

<b>Fr Alec Mitchell</b> says the former Lib Dem leader needs better spiritual direction, while the former bishop of Oxford <b>Richard Harries</b> explains how Farron could have avoided all the fuss<p>Tim Farron needs better theological education and spiritual direction (Farron: I misled voters on gay sex, 11 …

UK Politics

There was a big spike in Brits giving up their citizenships as Britain voted for Brexit

LONDON — There was a surge in the number of people giving up their citizenship in the year of the Brexit vote, new figures obtained by Business Insider reveal.<p>A Freedom Of Information request by the Best for Britain campaign group shows that 741 people applied to hand over their British passports …

Great Britain

Gay sex row: Tim Farron ‘will be dealt with’ as Lib Dem activists call for him to be fired

<b>PinkNews Exclusive</b> <br>Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron is to face consequences after he admitted lying over his views on gay sex, PinkNews has …

LGBTQI

To sin or not to sin: an open letter to Tim Farron

This week, former Lib Dem leader Tim Farron backtracked on saying that gay sex is not a sin and admitted that he “misled” the public. Gay teacher …

LGBTQI