Caven blog

September 2012

Is it ok to wear religious symbols at work?

Freedom of expression with regard to religion has been in the news again this week.

The Independent reports that two British Christians appeared before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on Monday. They came to press their case for the freedom to wear a cross or crucifix at work, under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which guarantees the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
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Husband spends £50,000 winnings in four months to deny estranged wife a share

Scott Brown, a 33-year-old sign manufacturer and fitter from Doncaster, spoke to the Daily Mail last week about spending £50,000 in winnings from a TV game show in only four months.

Brown was asked for a divorce by his wife, with whom he has two children, in December 2011. He alleges that she had been having an affair. By April he had moved out of the family home and was sleeping on the floor at his parents’ house.
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‘Resilient’ London tube bombing survivor faces deportation

A report in the Telegraph on Sunday relates how a 70-year-old survivor of the London tube bombing in July 2005, who still has shrapnel embedded in his head, has been shocked to learn he cannot attain British citizenship.

Professor John Tulloch has been living a financially secure life, most recently residing in the Vale of Glamorgan with his British wife. He also has children who are British.

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