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Amnesty International is calling for a review of hate crime laws and improvements in training for police on how to deal with the offences. The group says the measures are needed to combat a problem that is "under-reported and under-resourced". In a briefing published a year on from the EU…
Britain is "flat-lining" on key measures of social progress compared to other developed nations, according to a new international study. And the 2017 Social Progress Index identified a "correlation" between the introduction of austerity policies in the UK and lack of improvement in quality of life, particularly the availability of…
An attack on a group of worshippers near a mosque by a man in a white van is being treated as terrorism, police said. One man died after the driver, described as a large white man, targeted people near the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London early on Monday. Witnesses…
A nursery worker was slashed by three women who attacked her in the street while shouting "Allah", her colleague has said. The white woman, who is in her 30s, was said to have been left in "shock" after she was set upon by a trio "dressed all in black" as…
Family members of terror victims including Lee Rigby and Jo Cox have united for a campaign in defiance against those responsible for the likes of the London and Manchester attacks. Michael Haines, brother of slain aid worker David Haines, and Colin Parry, whose 12-year-old son Tim was killed by the…
Theresa May's focus on cutting immigration feeds the "poisonous lie" that migrants are a drain on the country and leads to people "being beaten within an inch of their lives" in hate crimes, Tim Farron has said. In an outspoken attack, the Liberal Democrat leader said the Prime Minister has…
Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community, Iriss and Scottish Association of Social Work…
Record levels of hate crime were reported by three-quarters of police forces in England and Wales in the aftermath of last year's EU referendum, new analysis has shown. In some areas the number of incidents jumped by more than 50%. A human rights organisation has said the country should prepare…
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