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Nearly one in three Oxford colleges failed to admit a single black British A-level student in 2015, with the university accused of “social apartheid” over its admissions policies by the former education minister David Lammy.
The data shows that 10 out of 32 Oxford colleges did not award a place to a black British pupil with A-levels in 2015, the first time the university has released such figures since 2010. Oriel College only offered one place to a black British A-level student in six...

A synagogue in Leeds has been daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti. A Swastika and the word "kikes" were painted or sprayed on to the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue on Harrogate Road overnight. Police said they were treating it as a hate crime and that patrols in the area had been stepped up.

Jewish MP Fabian Hamilton, whose constituency covers the synagogue, said it was an "attack on an entire community". "Make no mistake, there is no place for this hate in Leeds North East - a...

Hate crimes targeting mosques and other Muslim places of worship across the U.K. more than doubled in the past year, a report said Monday. U.K. police have recorded 110 hate crimes against Muslim places of worship between March and July 2017. The number is more than twice as much as last year, with 47 incidents recorded in the same period. Racist abuse, acts of vandalism at mosques and bomb threats were among the most popular forms of crimes, the Press Association reported, adding that...

A pig’s head was hurled through the window of an Asian family’s home in what is being treated as a hate crime by police. The culprit first smashed the front window of the terraced house in Chapel Road, Hollinwood , Oldham , with a brick. The animal’s head, wrapped in plastic, was then thrown into the lounge. Ajaz Mahmood’s wife, Ghazala Kauser and their four children were in the property at the time. Mr Mahmood’s son, Hammas, aged 14, and daughter, Zeina, 6, were in the front room when the...

Neo-Nazi terrorist groups are continuing attempts to radicalise and recruit followers online despite being banned by the Government, The Independent can reveal. The Home Office outlawed Scottish Dawn and NS131 (National Socialist Anti-Capitalist Action) as aliases of National Action, which is the first far-right group ever proscribed in the UK. The ban came weeks after The Independent warned that both Scottish Dawn and NS131 were front groups being used by National Action members to evade...

A man faces charges of attempted murder of a Muslim teenager who was stabbed outside a mosque in Birmingham early Saturday. The teenager was put in an induced come after being stabbed repeatedly in the face and neck by 29-year-old Dominic Palmer outside the Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia Mosque. British police said the attack was not terror-related yet the motive was still unclear. West Midlands said they are keeping an "open mind as to whether it was religiously or racially motivated."

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A man who went on a racist rampage and abused nearly a dozen young school children as they walked home from school in Margate has been jailed. Kevin Friend, 30, previously of Ingoldsby Road in Folkestone, started his racist rampage by assaulting a security guard at a shop in Margate High Street on Tuesday, June 2017. As seen in this video, he then continued on his rampage, shouting and swearing racial abuse at a number of Hartsdown Academy pupils in All Saints Avenue the same day. A 14-year-...

A Muslim surgeon who treated Manchester Arena victims said he has forgiven a man who stabbed him in the neck outside a mosque in a hate crime attack. Consultant Nasser Kurdy, who operated on those injured in the outrage in May, was stabbed from behind with a knife as he walked into Altrincham Islamic Centre in Hale, Cheshire just before 6pm yesterday. The 58-year-old victim suffered a three centimetre wound to the back of his neck and was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital for treatment, where he...

A police officer has walked free from court despite admitting child sex offences committed over the course of six years. Jonathan Fulcher, 34, pleaded guilty to making indecent images of a child between June 2010 and October 2016 - and has now lost his job as a serving officer. He also pleaded guilty to possession of ammunition without a firearm certificate. But Fulcher walked free from Exeter Crown Court where he was handed an eight months prison sentence, suspended for two years. He was...

Barely 3% of Britain’s most powerful and influential people are from black and minority ethnic groups, according to a broad new analysis that highlights startling inequality despite decades of legislation to address discrimination. From a list of just over 1,000 of the UK’s top political, financial, judicial, cultural and security figures drawn up by the Guardian in partnership with Operation Black Vote and in consultation with academics, only 36 (3.4%) were from ethnic minorities (BAME)....

Race hate crime against police officers in London rose by more than 50% in two years, new figures have revealed. A total of 667 police officers were victims of racist or religious hate crimes in 2016/17, up from 428 in 2014/15, a BBC Freedom of Information request has shown. The Metropolitan Police Federation said the 56% increase was "abhorrent".

The Met Police said it was committed to prosecuting those that abuse its officers in this manner. A total of 4,215 officers employed by the...

U.K. police launched a hate crime investigation after anonymous letters threatening acid attacks were sent to Muslim homes in Bradford. The threatening messages contained images of a sword and St. George's flag, and read: "Kill scum Muslim." The letter questioned why Muslim women wore burkas, then vowed to "do acid attacks on anyone who wears the funny black masks around your square & Bradford & other places." The letter also said that three supposedly Muslim men, who it called "...

Muslims in the U.K. are "less likely to succeed in the labor market than any other faith group", a report published by a government commission said Thursday. Research released by the Social Mobility Commission said: "Young Muslims living in the U.K. face an enormous social mobility challenge and are being held back from reaching their full potential at every stage of their lives."

The report uncovers some "significant barriers to improved social mobility from school through university...

Four active duty members of the British Army have been arrested, under the country's anti-terror laws, on alleged involvement in a banned neo-nazi group. Along with a fifth person, a civilian, they are suspected of being members of National Action, the first far-right group to be banned in the U.K. for promoting violence and terrorist acts, reports BBC News. Police said that no public safety threat was involved. "We can confirm that a number of serving members of the Army have been arrested...

G4S has suspended nine members of staff from an immigration removal centre near Gatwick Airport, following a BBC Panorama undercover investigation. The programme says it has covert footage recorded at Brook House showing officers "mocking, abusing and assaulting" people being held there. It says it has seen "widespread self-harm and attempted suicides" in the centre, and that drug use is "rife".

G4S said it is aware of the claims and "immediately" began an investigation. The security...