News

In London wearing too much clothing in hot weather is not only a fashion crime, but may also leave you being stopped and searched by police. A Muslim man discovered this the hard way when he was stopped, handcuffed and searched in a London street by officers as he walked to a nearby mosque to pray. The police claimed the unnamed man was stopped because the three layers of clothing he was wearing in the height of summer, with temperatures peaking at 25°C, gave cause for suspicion.

In a...

The European Court of Human Rights ruled Tuesday a hospital can discontinue life support to a baby suffering from a rare genetic disease. His life support will be switched off Friday, his parents said. Born in August, Charlie Gard has a rare genetic disorder known as mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome. Caused by a genetic mutation, it leads to weakened muscles and organ dysfunction, among other symptoms, with a poor prognosis for most patients. Charlie is on life support and has been in...

An aspiring model Resham Khan and her 37-year-old cousin Jameel Mukhtar have been left with ‘life-changing’ injuries after they suffered an unprovoked acid attack London, reported The Independent. The two were out celebrating Khan’s 21st birthday and were inside their car at a traffic signal in Beckton, East London when the attacker threw acid into their car. “The pain was excruciating”, Khan wrote on her Twitter. “My cousin struggled to get us away. I saw my clothes burn away in front of me...

Two miles south of the charred skeleton of Grenfell Tower is a large complex of sleek new apartments that some of those displaced by last week’s inferno will soon be able to call home. Kensington Row’s manicured lawns, clipped trees and burbling fountains are a haven from the rumbling traffic of two busy London thoroughfares, and its spacious, air-conditioned foyers a relief from June’s oppressive heatwave. Four unfinished blocks house the 68 flats purchased by the Corporation of London for...

One man has died and 10 others were injured when a van was rammed into worshippers in a terror attack near a London mosque, before the driver is said to have screamed: "I'm going to kill all Muslims". The van driver - described by witnesses as a large white man - was detained by members of the public after the incident in Finsbury Park early on Monday that police said had "all the hallmarks of terrorism". The white van ploughed into pedestrians as the area was busy with worshippers attending...

A neo-Nazi organisation involved in terrorism and banned by the UK Government is behind a new far right group in Scotland, investigative website The Ferret reveal. During an undercover investigation The Ferret secretly filmed the extreme far right group Scottish Dawn revealing its links to National Action. A Scottish Dawn activist it filmed also revealed he’s a former member of UKIP and claimed that he got drunk with David Coburn, the party’s leader in Scotland. Scotland’s newest far right...

Two people in the UK have been arrested for posting a video to social media showing a man burning a Muslim religious text. The video, posted to YouTube and Facebook, shows a tattooed man complaining to the camera that he’s having trouble starting a bonfire, saying, "I’ve been trying to get my poxy fire started for half-hour wondering what sh*t I can get it going with." The man then shows a paperback copy of the Koran. "And then I found this," he explains. "And it worked, all I’ve got left is...

A Teenage schoolgirl has been banned from lessons for breaking uniform rules by wearing leggings to combat a skin condition. The mum of Elly Bowmer, 13, insists her daughter suffers from an allergy that means she can not wear tights. Sarah Bowner claims she has explained this to staff at Carter Community School in Poole, Dorset. But it has made no difference. She said: "Elly joined Carter just before Easter and wore her leggings with no problems for the first week. But after that, one of the...

Racist vandals have spray painted ‘Terrorise your own country’ on an Islamic Centre in south London. The hate crime comes a day after extremists carried out a devastating attack in London Bridge and Borough Market, killing seven people and injuring 48. Of those, 21 are now in a critical condition. The graffiti on the building in Sutton, which is more than 12 miles away from the site of the attack, read ‘Terrorize your own country’ and ‘Go away’. The Islamic centre has no connection to the...

Taxi drivers in Leicester have been receiving Islamophobic abuse following the Manchester bombings, a cab firm boss has said. Satbir Gill, who runs Hansom Taxis in London Road, says two of his staff have been sworn at and blamed for the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena on May 22 while driving round the city in the following days. The incidents involved other motorists launching a volley of abuse in road rage-style incidents.

Mr Gill said a female employee was targeted when she...

The number of hate crimes has nearly doubled following the Monday's suicide bomb attack at the Manchester Arena, the police data showed.

Police received 28 reports of hate crimes on the day of the attack, but the number rose to 56 by Wednesday.

"It is important that we continue to stand together here in Greater Manchester. Particularly against some of the hateful views that we've seen from a very small minority of the community that have no place here," Ian Hopkins, Chief...

Katie Hopkins is to leave LBC with immediate effect, the radio station has confirmed. The announcement comes shortly after Hopkins said that a "final solution" is needed following the Manchester terror attack. A controversial tweet even by her standards, it appeared to imply that, in her eyes, there ought to be a genocide of Muslims, her use of 'final solution' presumably referring to the Nazis' plan to murder all Jews within reach.

LBC (Leading Britain's Conversation) is known for...

An Oxford University student who stabbed her boyfriend could be spared jail after a judge said she had an "extraordinary" talent for medicine.

Lavinia Woodward, 24, who studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, stabbed her Cambridge-educated boyfriend in the leg on December 30 last year following a row.

The pair had a drink and drug-fuelled argument, and Woodward punched and swiped at the victim with a bread knife.

She then stabbed the man before hurling a laptop,...

A woman wearing a burqa was dragged off a London bus by armed police in a counter-terrorism operation that led to another young Muslim woman being shot just a few streets away. Footage shows a passenger, believed to be in her twenties, in full Muslim dress, screaming as a group of undercover officers pull her off public transport on Willesden High Road in north-west London on Thursday evening. The woman was forced to lower her veil after being bundled into a doorway next to a shop while her...

The far-right UK Independence Party (UKIP) said it would pursue a ban on burqa in their party manifesto, which is expected to be published on Monday, according to the party leader on Sunday. Paul Nuttal told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show the party will also target Sharia rule in Britain as part of their campaign. "We have a heightened security risk at the moment and for CCTV to be effective you need to see people's faces,” Nuttal said. "Secondly, there's the issue of integration. I don't...