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Justin Welby: Archbishop says ‘moral responsibility’ to change housing crisis ‘blighting lives” of millions | UK News

Justin Welby: Archbishop says ‘moral responsibility’ to change housing crisis ‘blighting lives” of millions | UK News

[ad_1] The Archbishop of Canterbury has said the range of housing problems in England are “blighting the lives and futures of millions of people” and insisted there is a “moral responsibility” to change this. Justin Welby is to call for an end to “short-termism” in housing policy as a new report advocating decent homes across England is launched in the House of Lords today. The Homes for All report sets out a new vision for England’s housing system encouraging long-term thinking and its implementation. The phrase “England faces a housing crisis” has “lost its power to shock” due to its overuse, the report says. It calls on the government to legislate for an independent body on housing – much like the Climate Change Committee, which advises on emission targets and reports to parliament on any progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The housing body would scrutinise and provide the technical expertise needed to transform housing and housing policy in England, the report says. Backing the proposal of a national housing body, Mr Welby said: “Everyone …

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby criticises Israel over Palestinian Christian woman in detention | World News

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby criticises Israel over Palestinian Christian woman in detention | World News

[ad_1] The Archbishop of Canterbury has criticised Israel over the arrest of a young Palestinian Christian woman in the occupied West Bank. Justin Welby, the head of the Anglican Church, says the plight of Layan Nasir is a breach of assurances made by Israel about the treatment of Christians. The case highlights the controversial Israeli practice of administrative detention used to hold thousands of Palestinians for months without charge. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 2:44 Layan Nasir’s mother Lulu on her daughter’s arrest Ms Nasir, 23, was taken from her home in the early hours on 6 April. Her mother Lulu says 20 soldiers arrived at 4am threatening her family with guns as they searched the house. Now she is left wracked with worry, she says, not knowing why the soldiers took her daughter. The Israelis, she says, have told the family nothing. She says: “The worst thing is when I went to bed in the night, and start thinking how she slept. Did she eat? This is very hard …

Roman Kemp and Chris Stark in disbelief as Sian Welby announces pregnancy news live on air

Roman Kemp and Chris Stark in disbelief as Sian Welby announces pregnancy news live on air

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Capital Radio hosts Roman Kemp and Chris Stark were left in disbelief as their co-host Sian Welby revealed surprising news to the group live on air. Welby replaced Vick Hope on the show as she left the breakfast slot to focus on TV opportunities. Capital changed the show’s name to Capital Breakfast with Roman Kemp, Chris Stark and Sian Welby in November 2023. On Wednesday morning (28 February), Welby began her reveal by saying: “There’s some moments that you just want to share with everyone. I think I want to share something with the group right now, actually.” Stark encouraged her, saying “Oh go on, Sian.” The presenter insisted she was “being serious” and continued, “Got a bit of an announcement for you.” She then went on to say to the silent studio: “I’m pregnant.” Her colleagues erupted in celebration at the announcement and there was confusion …

This Morning star Sian Welby reveals she’s expecting her first child

This Morning star Sian Welby reveals she’s expecting her first child

[ad_1] Sian Welby has announced that she’s expecting her first child. The This Morning star shared the exciting news live on Capital Breakfast on Wednesday morning.  “I’ve got a bit of an announcement for you! I’m pregnant!” she told her co-hosts Roman Kemp and Chris Stark. “I don’t know how I’ve managed to keep it from you for so long. The lies, the deceit, the mocktails! I couldn’t wait to tell you. This is a whole new journey for me and I want to take you all on it with me, and don’t worry I’m not going anywhere! This is going to be a lot of fun and I can’t wait to share it with you all.” © Ken McKay/ITV/ShutterstockSian Welby is expecting her first child Reacting to the news, Roman said: “Oh my god! Oh mate I’m so happy for you and Jake as well,” while Chris added: “Is this real? It is the most exciting news ever!” Sian and her fiancé Jake Beckett, who works for Heart Breakfast as a creative producer, are …

Justin Welby: church should have asked more questions about ex-Post Office boss | Post Office Horizon scandal

Justin Welby: church should have asked more questions about ex-Post Office boss | Post Office Horizon scandal

[ad_1] The Church of England failed to challenge the involvement of Paula Vennells, the former Post Office boss and an Anglican priest, in Church of England bodies in light of the Horizon scandal, the archbishop of Canterbury has admitted. In his first public comments on the matter, Justin Welby said “more questions should have been asked” about Vennells, including her position on an ethical investment committee in 2019 and 2020. “It is clear that more questions should have been asked about the appropriateness of that involvement when more had come to light about the Horizon scandal. We recognise this and will need to reflect on it,” Welby said in response to a written question to the C of E ruling body, the General Synod, which meets in London this weekend. Welby declined to confirm or deny that Vennells had been interviewed for the post of bishop of London, the third most senior figure in the C of E, saying he was bound by confidentiality. In January, the BBC reported that Welby had “pushed her application …

Sian Welby reveals support from ‘lovely’ Holly Willoughby ahead of This Morning exit – Exclusive

Sian Welby reveals support from ‘lovely’ Holly Willoughby ahead of This Morning exit – Exclusive

[ad_1] Sian Welby has opened up about the support she received from former This Morning host Holly Willoughby before her departure as host in October last year.  Chatting to HELLO! at the TV Choice Awards in London on Monday night, Sian revealed that Holly was “so lovely” to her when she was presenting the competition segments on the show.  © Getty/Gareth CattermoleSian Welby spoke to HELLO! at the TV Choice Awards 2024 “All I know is that Holly was just the nicest person to me,” she explained. “When I was doing those segments, she always made me feel welcome. She’d always give me the little ‘hello’ before I’d walk in.  “It’s quite a daunting thing coming onto a live set and she’d always be like, ‘You alright, Sian? How’s it been?’ She was always just so lovely to me,” she continued, before praising the programme’s “warm” and “supportive” team.  © Ken McKay/ITV/ShutterstockSian revealed how Holly supported her on the set of This Morning “That team is just honestly amazing,” she said, adding that the crew were rooting …

Justin Welby to face demands to answer for Church’s role in illegal migrant outrages | Politics | News

Justin Welby to face demands to answer for Church’s role in illegal migrant outrages | Politics | News

[ad_1] A Tory MP has demanded that the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby be hauled before the powerful Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to explain the Church’s role in facilitating illegal migration to the UK. Dudley North MP Marco Longhi, a member of the committee, has put in a request to its chairwoman Dame Diana Johnson demanding that Britain’s most senior cleric be brought before them to “explain his and the Church of England’s antics”. It comes after it emerged that the Church had provided protection to the chief suspect in the Clapham acid attack Abdul Ezedi after he had failed to get asylum twice and had been convicted of a sex attack in 2018. Ezedi’s third attempt to get granted asylum was successful because the Church of England said he had “converted to Christianity” so would face persecution back in Afghanistan. The Church of England washed its hands of blame for a series of events which have now left a woman with life-changing injuries and two children seriously hurt. A Church spokesman said: “It …

Meet This Morning star Sian Welby: From famous fiancé to dad’s ‘devastating’ health diagnosis

Meet This Morning star Sian Welby: From famous fiancé to dad’s ‘devastating’ health diagnosis

[ad_1] Siân Welby made her debut on ITV’s This Morning this week – and it’s safe to say she’s gone down a treat with viewers of the programme. The TV and radio presenter is best known for appearing on Capital Breakfast alongside Roman Kemp and Chris Stark. But how much do you know about the star’s life away from the cameras? Keep reading to find out all about Siân, including her producer fiancé to her family life… © Ken McKay/ITV/ShutterstockSian Welby made her hosting debut on This Morning on Monday Born in Nottingham, Siân is a radio and TV presenter who began her career at the tender age of 19 when she starred in an advert for New! Magazine. From there, she landed a role as Channel 5’s weather presenter after being spotted by former Channel 5 boss Richard Desmond.  The 37-year-old joined Capital Breakfast in 2020, when she replaced Vick Hope. Before her hosting debut on This Morning, Siân regularly appeared on the programme as a competition presenter in 2023.  © GettySian is known …