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Andrew Sabisky, 27, answered Downing Street’s calls for ‘weirdos and misfits’ to advise Boris Johnson’s government, but his extreme views have sparked outrage online.

The self-titled ‘superforecaster’ made comments about the IQs of black people on a blog post published in 2014, which is now being circulated on social media.

He wrote: ‘If the mean black American IQ is (best estimate based on a century’s worth of data) around 85, as compared to a mean white American IQ of 100,...

The research studies emotional, physical and sexual abuse from threats and belittlement to beatings and rape.

The ONS estimates that 8.5 million people aged between 18 and 74 were abused or witnessed abuse as children.

Around 14% of adults who called one charity helpline last year had not told anyone before.

The research was compiled using data from the Department for Education, the Welsh Government, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)...

UK universities invest an estimated £450 million ($579.5 million) in companies complicit in Israeli violations of Palestinian human rights, including through supplying weapons and technology to the Israeli military, and investing in Israel’s illegal settlement economy, new research has shown.

Research released by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign on the week of the UN Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which will be marked on Friday, “established the investments of 44 UK...

Judge Robin Tolson dismissed a woman's allegation she had been raped by her then partner, saying she did "nothing physically" to stop him.

The woman argued the judge's approach led to her losing the legal battle with the man, which centred on their son.

Women's Aid told the BBC family courts were not safe spaces for domestic and sexual abuse survivors.

The case had started when the man asked to be allowed to spend time with his son, who was in the care of his former...

Errol Graham, 57, weighed four-and-a-half stone (28.5kg) when his body was found by bailiffs who broke into his Nottingham council flat to evict him.

An inquest found his loss of income was likely to have "caused huge distress".

His daughter-in-law Alison Turner said it was "heartbreaking... it's horrific for someone to die like that."

The case was raised in the Commons by Debbie Abrahams MP, where she called for an independent inquiry into cases where people had died...

Anti-Islamic slogans have been painted on a building close to a mosque and cultural centre in south London, the Metropolitan police have said.

Officers were called to a building near the North Brixton Islamic Cultural Centre on Brixton Road at 11am on Wednesday following reports of spray-painted slogans on a building near the centre.

A statement from the Met said: “Officers were called at around 1100hrs on 1 January to reports of anti-Islamic slogans spray-painted on a building...

He has experienced racist abuse at primary school five times in a year. It has left his mother, Carla, in tears.

One of the perpetrators is now on a council register for racism, with another facing temporary exclusion.

Primary-school exclusions for racism in England are up more than 40% in just over a decade with the biggest rise in the North West, official figures show.

BBC News analysis of the figures showed:

496 temporary exclusions for racism from primary...

The number of households considered newly homeless or at risk of becoming so has increased by 11.4% across England in the past year, according to government figures, a rise of almost 7,000 households.

Between April and June 2019, 68,170 households were initially assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness. Of those, 32,220 households were deemed to be homeless – an increase of 23% on the same time period last year.

The number of households living in temporary...

A Conservative general election candidate shared a message on social media claiming Muslims play the “race card” and have a “nasty culture”, in the latest escalation of concern over Islamophobia in the party.

The former BBC journalist Linden Kemkaran, who is standing for the Conservatives in Labour-held Bradford East, retweeted a user on Twitter last week who dismissed Islamophobia as nonsense – describing it as a “crock”.

She retweeted two others who accused the shadow...

A sick baby spent 11 hours waiting for a bed at the same hospital rocked by the NHS scandal where a poorly boy was forced to sleep on the floor.

Mum of two Kertu Babik, said she was reduced to tears and left pleading with nurses to see a doctor.

Her three week old baby girl, Blanka, was eventually diagnosed with bronchiolitis and spent a week recovering at Leeds General Infirmary.

The family have decided to speak out in support of the mum who found herself under fire...

One of Britain’s largest Muslim representative bodies has accused the BBC of “failing to sufficiently report” on Islamophobia within the ranks of the Conservative Party.

The BBC, which has been one of the most vocal critics of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn over his alleged failure to address anti-Semitism amongst party members, was accused of failing to give equal importance to the racism experienced by Muslims.

The complaint was addressed to the BBC Director General Tony Hall in...

A four-year-old boy was forced to sleep on a hospital floor as he waited for more than eight hours in A&E.

Jack Williment-Barr laid down on a coat in Leeds General Infirmary’s emergency department after being taken to hospital with suspected pneumonia.

A photo showing him sleeping on the floor of a clinical treatment room has been widely shared online after it was published by the Yorkshire Evening Post on Sunday.

“It was chaos,” Jack’s mother Sarah Williment, who...

A Turkish student was beaten up Sunday by supporters of the PKK terrorist organization after saying Turkey has no problem with Kurds, but with the PKK.

Eren B. told Anadolu Agency the supporters were spreading propaganda about Turkey and he approached their stall as they were misinforming people.

“We have no problem with the Kurds. We struggle against the PKK,” Eren told them.

"After I spoke, one of them told me he was the PKK itself and called the others. While one of...

Midway through the leaders’ debate last week, Boris Johnson was asked if Sajid Javid would remain in his job if the Tories won the election. A ball of dread instantly formed in the chancellor’s stomach when Boris gave an unequivocal “Yes”. The public nod of approval from a prime minister incapable of keeping his word is the kiss of death to most careers. Javid remembered Boris telling him he loved him and him joking: “I bet you say that to all the girls.” Now it didn’t seem quite so funny....

A suspected far-right sympathiser is feared at large in the Metropolitan police, having got away with scrawling a swastika in a secure area of a police station, the Guardian has learned.

The hate crime was not made public by Britain’s largest force at the time and the culprit has not been caught.

The swastika was found in February drawn on an inside wall at Edmonton police station in Enfield, north London, in an area only accessible to officers and staff.

The police...