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The majority of MPs have backed the government in rejecting calls for all murder and rape cases to be tried in civilian courts.

Penny Walker with a banner reading 'Fly kites, not drones'

Penny Walker, who was at the centre of many peace and human rights campaigns in the Midlands, has died at the age of 70.

Armed forces cadets marching in Llandudno, 2018

The Peace Pledge Union has accused the Education Secretary of misrepresenting research about cadet forces in UK schools.

Military Corrective Training Centre (military prison) in Colchester

A former sailor who was imprisoned in 2011 has backed calls for a change in UK law to allow forces personnel to leave when they choose.

10 Downing Street

The Peace Pledge Union have called on Boris Johnson and Johnny Mercer to answer urgent questions about interference in a criminal trial.

UK soldiers in training

The Peace Pledge Union has said that it is shameful that global military spending continued to rise in 2020 despite the need to tackle Covid.

Johnny Mercer MP

Johnny Mercer has been accused of making misleading comments about the prosecution of veterans after resigning as a government minister.

Children in front of a soldier

Research published today makes clear that armed forces' visits to Welsh schools are acting as a "fig-leaf" for military recruitment.