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A charity has urged Twitter to do more to help disabled users report hate speech against them on the site, claiming it remained too difficult to report disability-related abuse. Muscular Dystrophy UK said the lack of a clear option to label abusive tweets based on disability was preventing more reporting…
Fear of hostility has stopped nearly one in three disabled people from going out in their local area, according to new research. A poll of 1,609 disabled adults in the UK found three in ten (30%) reported that they had experienced hostile behaviour motivated by their disability. And roughly the…
More than 400,000 people have been placed on a police "vulnerable persons" database, an investigation has found. Officers add people they encounter at incidents to the Interim Vulnerable Persons Database (iVPD) if they are concerned for their future wellbeing. The database also records incidents where there has been an immediate…
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…
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