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The more English a person feels the more likely they are to believe immigration has had a negative impact on Britain's economy and culture, a new survey has revealed.But despite the survey finding that Scottish National Party voters were the most likely to be positive about the cultural and economic…
Radio station LBC has been warned that it could face sanctions if it continues to breach broadcasting regulations with "offensive content".Watchdog Ofcom found that Steve Allen's early-morning show broke broadcasting rules with "potentially highly offensive" comments about blind people.The DJ was talking about a blind man who is scared of…
A new exhibition which challenges stereotypes of Roma, Gypsy and Traveller communities will take place in Portsmouth this month. The exhibition is part of a British Academy funded project looking at how to challenge common stereotypes and is led by Dr Annabel Tremlett with co-investigator John Oates (Open University) and…
A health board has apologised after advising staff to avoid speaking to members of the travelling community.NHS National Services Scotland sent an internal memo to staff at its staff at Gyle Square, Edinburgh, regarding local travellers.The memo said the board planned to lock all facilities over the weekend having been…
Most employers are failing to collect information on how many disabled or ethnic minority workers they employ, which is putting their careers at risk, according to a new report. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) called for mandatory reporting on staff recruitment, retention and promotion by ethnicity and disability,…
Black people have higher rates of dementia diagnosis compared to other ethnic groups, a new study suggests. But people from Asian backgrounds are the least likely to be diagnosed with the condition, compared to patients who are black or white. Researchers from University College London (UCL) and King's College London…
People in Northern Ireland have less protection against racial discrimination than other parts of the UK, European experts say. Employers and public bodies are only allowed to take a limited range of special measures to combat disadvantage, according to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI). The expert body…
A new report for the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research (SCCJR) has found that levels of hate crime in Scotland are higher than official figures suggest, and called for more research to provide a clearer picture of the problem. SCCJR PhD student Maureen McBride has produced a Review…
Irish people living in Scotland are more than twice as likely to end up in hospital or die from alcohol-related diseases as white Scottish people, research has found. The risk for women from a mixed ethnic background is almost 100 times that of white Scots, scientists concluded. People with Chinese…
An article examined the place of ethnicity in foster care arrangements, in the context of the sufficiency duty on local authorities to secure adequate local placements for children. It said that when comparing the numbers of Black and minority-ethnic (BME) foster carers both with numbers of BME looked-after children and…
Ethnicity matters when it comes to tackling poverty. But, says Helen Barnard, it's not about broad generalisations. For the last three years we have funded research into the links between poverty and ethnicity. It has become very clear that tackling poverty effectively requires policy makers, practitioners and communities themselves to…