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Hanukkah installation paused due to rise in hate crime

30/11/2023

Havering has paused the installation of a Hanukkah Menorah in its town hall due to an increase in hate crimes relating to the Israel-Palestine conflict.

‘Toxic’ environment at council waste service

15/11/2023

A report describing a ‘toxic’ working environment at Brighton and Hove City Council’s waste service includes accounts of staff bringing weapons to the depot.

Tackling anti-GRT racism at the local level

12/09/2023

Dr Helen O'Nions, Nottingham Law School, looks at the role of local government in preventing discrimination against travelling communities.

Risk of eviction higher among minorities

05/05/2023

The risk of eviction is a third higher among ethnic minority private renters than it is among white British or Irish renters, new research shows.

Racism plays key role in maternity death rates, MPs say

18/04/2023

‘Shocking’ racism has played a key role in creating higher death rates for black women and those from poorer areas in childbirth, according to MPs.

Leicester City Council loses race discrimination case

13/04/2023

A social worker who claimed she suffered racial discrimination at work has won her case against Leicester City Council.

Prejudice in fire services ‘shocking’, council chiefs say

31/03/2023

Local government leaders have branded the findings of racist, homophobic and misogynistic behaviour in fire services as ‘shocking’ and ‘unacceptable’.

Black children six times more likely to be subjected to strip searches

27/03/2023

Black children are six times more likely to be strip searched by the police in England and Wales than white children, according to official figures.

Report into Met’s misogyny and racism ‘bleak', say council chiefs

22/03/2023

London council leaders have pledged to work with the capital’s police force in rebuiliding trust with the public after the damning report by Baroness Casey.

Council officer apologises for ‘racist’ bacon comment

13/02/2023

A Leeds council officer made offensive remarks about bacon sandwiches which could be construed as racist, an investigation has found.

SEND pupils ‘unfairly excluded’, charity says

16/12/2022

Pupils with additional needs have said they are unfairly excluded from mainstream schools because of racism and a lack of understanding from professionals.

Charity cancels evangelical event over preacher’s ‘repulsive views’

30/01/2020

A charity which manages venues in Sheffield has cancelled an event by an evangelical preacher after LGBT+ groups warned that he promoted homophobic views.

Councils urged to adopt working definition of antisemitism

16/09/2019

Communities Secretary has said he will write to councils demanding they adopt a working definition of antisemitism ‘as a matter of urgency’.

Government appoints experts in antisemitism and Islamophobia

24/07/2019

Two experts have been appointed to advise the Government on anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racism after both major political parties accused of bigotry.

Tory London mayoral candidate accused of Islamophobia

05/10/2018

The representative body for British Muslims has accused the Conservative’s mayoral candidate for London of using ‘grotesque language’ about Muslims and Hindus.

London Assembly condemns ‘Israel is a racist endeavour’ posters

07/09/2018

Members of the London Assembly yesterday unanimously condemned illegal posters which call Israel racist.

Prejudice discourages BAME children from seeking mental health support

30/11/2017

Ethnic minority children with mental problems may prefer online counselling services rather than traditional methods because of prejudice, research reveals.

Local authority removes artist’s ‘beware of Jews’ sign

15/03/2017

Hackney Council has removed an artist’s ‘beware of Jews’ sign after accusations his project was ‘out of order’.

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