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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.

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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...

Child refugees in northern France are facing exploitation and violence on a daily basis​, including threats from adult men armed with knives and machetes, Unicef has warned.

An alarming report has revealed that unaccompanied minors who lived in the Grande-Synthe refugee camp in Dunkirk before it burnt down last week were “constantly fearful” of sexual abuse and attacks with weapons, and that no one – including the police – was there to care for them or to protect them.

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Demonstrators from far-right groups clashed with anti-fascist protesters in central London on Saturday, as British police imposed restrictions to try to keep the opposing groups apart. Authorities arrested 14 people for various offenses. Protesters gathered at Trafalgar Square and spilled on to nearby roads. London's Metropolitan Police imposed conditions on the march and rally Saturday by Britain First and the English Defence League. Organizers described the event as a response to the...

Police have launched a hate crime investigation after a 17-year-old boy was brutally beaten by a gang after revealing he was an asylum seeker.

The Kurdish Iranian refugee was in a critical condition in hospital after the attack, which took place in Croydon, South London.

Police believe eight people approached the boy as he sat at a bus stop with friends outside a pub in the Shrublands area.

DS Kris Blamires from Croydon CID said: “It is understood that the suspects...

A Northern Ireland Coca-Cola factory recently found 'human waste' in their Coke cans. The beverage giant and Northern Ireland authorities are investigating the incident.

Coke says no contaminated cans made it onto the market, but did not comment on whether "human waste" is the cause of the ubiquitous soft drink's aftertaste.

The factory, which is located in Lisburn, County Antrim, is responsible for receiving empty and open Coke cans. It fills them with soda before sealing them...

A man believed to be one of the world’s most wanted people smugglers, whom British police claimed to have helped to arrest and extradite to Italy, seems to have said this week that he remains at large and that an innocent man was seized and extradited in his place.

In private messages sent from his Facebook account and later seen by the Guardian, Medhanie Yehdego Mered said that another Eritrean man facing trial on Tuesday in Sicily, accused of being Mered, is in fact the victim of...

One of Britain's biggest buy-to-let landlords, Fergus Wilson, has banned 'coloured' people from renting his properties because, he says, they leave them smelling of curry.

In an email to a letting agent acting on his behalf Mr Wilson, who runs a property empire in Kent, said: “No coloured people because of the curry smell at the end of the tenancy.”

When contacted by The Sun Mr Wilson defended his comments, saying : “To be honest, we’re getting overloaded with coloured people....

Racists have been sharing a photo of a woman caught up in the Westminster terror attacks on Twitter.

Showing a woman in a brown headscarf, some Twitter users called her a ‘monster’ for being on her phone.

Yet Londoners pointed out white people were doing the same and she showed signs of being distressed.

The as-of-yet unidentified woman was snapped walking past a woman lying on the ground of Westminster Bridge.

A woman is on the phone, another is blowing her nose...

Amber Rudd has called for the police and intelligence agencies to be given access to WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging services to thwart future terror attacks, prompting opposition politicians and civil liberties groups to say her demand was unrealistic and disproportionate.

The home secretary said it was “completely unacceptable” that the government could not read messages protected by end-to-end encryption and said she had summoned leaders of technology companies to a meeting...

A group of ‘neo-Nazi’ extremists will march through Edinburgh next week to mark “Global White Pride Day”.

The march is planned for the same day as a Sikh religious festival in Edinburgh, which will see hundreds take to the streets in a Nagar Kirtan procession, a traditional display of martial arts, hymns and music.

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) claim the National Front has organised the demonstration, in collaboration with other far-right groups.

The event appears to be...