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United Kingdom

2019

18

Apr

School assistant loses job over petition against LGBT teaching

A Christian secondary school assistant has been dismissed after she posted an online petition against LGBT issues being taught at her son’s primary school. Kristie Higgs, 43, was removed from her post as a pastoral assistant at a Gloucestershire academy after a disciplinary panel found she had discriminated against its gay, lesbian and transgender pupils. […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

11

Apr

Saudi cadets get UK training amid Yemen abuse reports

More than 40 Saudi military cadets have been receiving training in British military colleges amid human rights abuse reports against the Gulf state’s forces in Yemen, local media reported on Wednesday. According to the information received through freedom of information channels by The Guardian, the cadets are being trained at Sandhurst, the Royal Air Force […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: AA , AA

01

Apr

Boy cautioned over Huddersfield school refugee attack video

A 16-year-old boy has received a police caution for an assault on a Syrian refugee filmed and shared online. Footage showed the 15-year-old being dragged to the ground and having water poured into his face at a school in Huddersfield. Prosecutors had decided there was insufficient evidence to bring charges of racially aggravated assault against […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , BBC

26

Mar

Jordan Peterson’s Cambridge fellowship dropped over “Proud Islamophobe” t-shirt

Cambridge University rescinded a visiting fellowship offer to Dr Jordan Peterson because he was pictured with a man wearing an anti-Islam shirt, its vice-chancellor said. A two-month offer to the psychology professor was removed last week. Dr Peterson labelled the decision a “serious error of judgement”. But Stephen Toope said the university was prompted to […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: TRT Haber , BBC

26

Mar

Five British commandos injured in secret operations in northern Yemen

London was not previously thought to be directly involved in fighting in Yemen against the Houthi militia, even though it was known to have supplied arms and training support to Saudi Arabia for many decades. Five British special forces troops from the Royal Navy’s Special Boat Service (SBS) have been injured in firefights with Yemeni militia, the Mail […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Hürriyet , Sputnik

21

Mar

Pro-Palestine students denied university access during Queen’s visit

Pro-Palestine students at one of the UK’s top universities have said they were denied university access over security concerns during a visit by the Queen on Tuesday. Students at King’s College London said they were barred from attending classes and sitting exams because of their political activity, a claim which appears to be supported by […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Middle East Eye

19

Mar

Turkish entrepreneurs lose High Court case over UK visa rule change

A group of Turkish entrepreneurs have lost a High Court case which they brought against the Home Office over a change to immigration rules last year. The Alliance of Turkish Businesspeople had brought the judicial review challenge claiming the Home Office had acted unlawfully in imposing additional requirements on Turkish business people and their dependants […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Euro News , FT

12

Mar

Number of empty homes in England rises while homelessness reaches record levels

Hundreds of thousands of homes were left vacant across England for over six months last year as levels of homelessness reached record levels in parts of the country. The latest figures, published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, showed that the number of empty number of empty houses is at its highest […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Independent

06

Mar

UK’s Conservative party suspends 14 for Islamophobic comments

Fourteen members of Britain’s Conservative Party are suspended after racist and anti-Islamic statements were posted on social media, UK newspapers reported. A list of comments made by those claiming to be Conservative Party members were compiled in a Twitter feed, included one that for Muslims to be “turfed out of public office”, one for the UK […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: Akşam , Aljazeera

26

Feb

Tommy Robinson banned from Facebook and Instagram

Tommy Robinson, the far-right founder of the English Defence League, has been permanently banned from Facebook and Instagram for repeatedly breaking the sites’ policies on hate speech, Facebook said. The company said Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, broke rules that ban public calls for violence against people based on protected characteristics; rules that […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian