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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…
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…
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…
Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi has called for an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the party, describing the Tory response to claims of anti-Muslim prejudice as "woefully inept". Baroness Warsi (pictured) said Conservatives should learn from Labour's handling of anti-Semitism allegations and not seek to use promises of action as a…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad (pictured), 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am…
The racially-motivated murder of a refugee by a mental health patient who had been released from a psychiatric hospital was "avoidable", a review has found. Jeffrey Barry, 57, stabbed to death his neighbour Kamil Ahmad, 49, at their supported living flats on Wells Road in Bristol at about 2am on…
Austerity and immigration policies imposed by the Government have made the UK a more racist country, a UN inspector has said.Tendayi Achiume, the UN's Special Rapporteur on Racism, criticised the Government's adoption of "sweeping austerity measures" since 2010, which have "disproportionately" affected ethnic minorities.Ms Achiume's preliminary findings, which included criticism…
Scottish Transport Secretary Humza Yousaf is calling on a Labour councillor to resign after he made an Islamophobic comment about the MSP. Dumfries and Galloway councillor Jim Dempster has been suspended from the party pending an investigation after making the remark about Mr Yousaf. Mr Dempster reportedly said that if…
Nuns at an orphanage used anti-Semitic threats while beating a boy of Jewish descent, an inquiry has heard. The witness, who was at Smyllum Park in Lanark during the 1940s and 1950s, said he is "haunted" by memories of his time at the facility. He told how he is still…
Ministers have been urged to put in place a comprehensive race strategy following the publication of the Lammy review. David Isaac, chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: "Everybody should have full trust in our criminal justice system and the Lammy Review is a major contribution to understanding…
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