FA must lead in tackling racism
Below we reproduce a statement from Kick It Out in response to the findings of a report by the Commons' Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee.
CARIS Haringey's AGM with discussion, presentations and an overview of the organisation’s work.
Refugees, migrants and supporters combine in poetry, prose and individual testimonies.
The European Council on Refugees and Exiles AGM, with speakers and workshops.
Mehar Dhariwal murdered over cab fare
Mehar Dhariwal, 61, of Bedford was racially abused and fatally beaten by Daniel Rogers,22, after being asked to pay his taxi fare up front. Rogers denies murder but has admitted to manslaughter.
Man stabbed for confronting racist
A man has survived being stabbed in the neck in Belfast after confronting 27-year-old Lisa Murphy for racially abusing a passer-by. Murphy faces charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and threat to kill.
Overseas students not treated ‘as human beings’
Professor Eric Thomas, president of the body representing University vice-chancellors, has launched a scathing attack on the treatment of overseas students at London Met university who are facing deportation.
Fast-track passport checks mooted
The UKBA is working on plans to introduce fast-track passport checks for passengers, such as wealthy visitors, who are seen as ‘valuable’ to the British economy.
MOJ under fire over interpreting contract chaos
The Ministry of Justice has been criticised by the National Audit Office for awarding a £90 million contract for court interpreters to Applied Language Solutions Ltd, a company which lacked the ability to deliver.
Payout after Traveller eviction
The ECHR has ordered the government to pay £6,500 in damages to Maria Buckland, a woman who was denied the right to appeal against her eviction from a Gypsy and Traveller site in Wales.
Councillor rejects Gypsy and Traveller site
Plans for a Gypsy and Traveller site in Scunthorpe have been denied by Councillor Arthur Bunyan of Broughton, who cast the deciding vote despite a recommendation to approve the proposals from the council’s planning department.
Councillor investigated over Traveller comments
Councillor Mervyn Loynes, of South Cambridgeshire District Council, is the subject of an internal investigation over his comments that a minefield should be put around a local Travellers’ site.
Racism still prevalent in football
After conducting an inquiry into racism in football, a parliamentary committee has raised concerns that recruitment into senior positions in the game favours white candidates, and urges stronger leadership from the sport’s governing bodies.