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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…
Five men have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a video showing the burning of an effigy of Grenfell Tower.The Metropolitan Police said the men, who are all from south and south-east London, handed themselves in on Monday night.A Scotland Yard spokesman said they are a 19-year-old, a…
Examples of potential hate crimes are highlighted in a new national campaign to increase awareness about the "sickening" offending. The initiative aims to make clear that directing abuse at someone because of their religion, race, sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability is a criminal offence. Films and posters depicting fictional…
Reports that a group of people dressed as Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members posed outside an Islamic prayer house are being investigated as a hate incident, police said. Images circulating on social media purport to show individuals dressed as members of the far-right group in a town close to Belfast…
Hate crime in England and Wales rose by nearly a fifth last year, according to police figures.There were 94,098 such offences recorded by police in total in 2017/18, an increase of 17% on the previous year.This included 71,251 classed as race hate crimes; 11,638 (12%) offences triggered by sexual orientation;…
A toddler whose radicalised British father travelled to Syria to fight for Isis should brought up by a non-Muslim grandmother, a High Court judge has decided. Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles, who is based in the Family Division of the High Court, had been told how the girl's parents had left…
British citizens would get an "NHS health card" allowing them free medical treatment under a Ukip plan that would block foreign nationals from free care. Non-Britons would require private medical insurance unless a post-Brexit UK had done a reciprocal deal with their government, the right-wing party pledged in a new…
Ministers have committed to order a review of hate crime law following calls to recognise misogyny as an aggravating factor if it motivated upskirting. Labour's Stella Creasy urged the Government to fund a Law Commission review into hate crime in new and existing legislation as the Voyeurism (Offences) Bill was…
A teenager who attempted to murder a Syrian refugee in a "frenzied" racially-aggravated attack has been locked up for more than eight years. Sean Gorman repeatedly stabbed Shabaz Ali, 25, in an argument about noise at an Edinburgh hostel in the early hours of May 3. A court heard that…
More than 43,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Home Office not to deport two teenage brothers from Scotland. Areeb Umeed Bakhsh (left), 13, and his brother Somer (right), 15, fear Islamic extremists will kill them if they return to Pakistan. The brothers have lived in Glasgow since…
Police forces across the country are being asked to record abuse and harassment of women as a hate crime. Campaign groups want constabularies in England and Wales to follow the example of Nottinghamshire Police in expanding the scope of hate crime offending to include misogyny. An open letter co-signed by…
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