In February Bedfordshire Police set up a new Education and Diversion team to lead on prevention and engagement with young people in particular. Since June, this team has delivered 27 educational inputs to more than 3,000 students around things like gangs and serious youth violence, as well as delivering and supporting nine projects alongside partner agencies.
Luton MP Sarah Owen has spoken out a month after the 'murder' of Luton's Humza Hussain Knife crime in Bedfordshire increased by over one third between 2010 and 2020 according to new figures. The House of Commons Library figures show a rise from 397 incidents in 2010 - when the Conservatives came to power - and 2020.
The Commons Leader was forced to apologise for using what a Labour MP called "an extremely offensive racist term". Jacob Rees-Mogg has been forced to apologise after being accused of using an “extremely offensive racist term” in the House of Commons. The Commons Leader used the phrase “Yellow Peril” in response to a question from an MP.
Jacob Rees-Mogg 'apologises profusely' for using anti-Asian racist phrase 'yellow peril' in the Commons in attack on the Liberal Democrats
Commons leader referred to the 'yellow peril' as he attacked the Lib Dems Phrase is seen as a derogatory reference people from east Asia, especially China Labour MP Sarah Owen, whose mother is Chinese, said: 'It's 2021 not 1821' Rees-Mogg said: 'If I have used a term that is offensive I apologise profoundly'
Jacob Rees-Mogg has apologised after being accused of using an “extremely offensive racist term” in the House of Commons. The Commons Leader used the phrase “Yellow Peril” in response to a question from an MP. The term is considered a racist and derogatory metaphor for a perceived threat from East Asian people to the West.
On the Government's JCVI webpage, it lists 16 members - of which 12 are men and four are women Nadine Dorries said she was 'shocked' to discover the number of men and women on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) Pregnant women have not been prioritised for Covid-19 jabs because male-dominated scientific committees are calling the shots, a health minister has said.
Pregnant women have not been prioritised for Covid-19 vaccine consideration due to the male domination of the decision-making committee, according to a health minister. Nadine Dorries said she was "shocked" to discover the number of men and women on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
MP Sarah Owen has today written to the Home Secretary Priti Patel to call on her to support Luton News’ ongoing campaign to encourage young people in Luton to stop carrying knives. The demands from the Luton North MP come following the tragic death of 16-year-old Humza Hussain, who was stabbed outside Challney High School for Boys last month.
'It’s not just policing that needs funding. Youth services act as a lifeline for young people in vulnerable social situations' Luton’s MPs have pledged their support to the Luton News and Dunstable Gazette’s campaign. We launched our anti-knife crime initiative two weeks ago following the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Humza Hussain in Luton which shocked the community.
Watch the latest Anglia Late Edition - the regional politics programme covering issues affecting the East of England presented by Political Correspondent Emma HutchinsonThis programme was transmitted in the ITV Anglia region on Thursday 10 June 2021 Anglia Late Edition debates whether the coronavirus pandemic has declined enough for remaining restrictions to lifted on Monday 21 June 2021.
Luton's two MPs have appealed for the public to remain calm following yesterday's (Tuesday) fatal stabbing of a teenager. The incident outside Challney High School for Boys yesterday (see here) has sparked public anger over knife crime in Luton with hundreds of comments online.
In a marathon session in front of a joint meeting of three House of Commons select committees, Dominic Cummings unrolled a charge sheet of incompetence at the heart of the government, writes Angus Williams. The prime minister’s former chief adviser painted a picture of chaos in Number 10, with government ministers discussing Covid-19 as if it were chickenpox until long after they had seen other countries in the grips of lockdowns.
Stars including Gemma Chan have voiced support for a campaign raising money for the East and South East Asian (ESEA) community amid an increase in hate crime.Presenter Alexa Chung and actors Henry Golding and Benedict Wong also encouraged followers to donate to the Stop Asian Hate GoFundMe page, which will be distributed to various UK organisations.
Don't use the word 'Oriental' to describe those from China or South-East Asia in race-hate crime reports, police are told
Police have been told to stop describing people from China and South East Asia as 'Oriental' in race-hate crime reports.New guidance issued by the Home Office excludes the term from a list of categories that are allowed to be used.A Home Office spokesman said: 'This term is offensive.'
The first female MP of Chinese decent insists that the pandemic is not the instigator of Asian hate, but has made it more prominent.Sarah Owen is Chair of East and South East Asians for Labour.She is also the first female MP of Chinese descent.She spoke to Natasha Devon amid a surge in hate crimes against the Asian community during the coronavirus crisis.
Boris Johnson could face a SECOND probe over bill for makeover of Downing Street flat as Cabinet Secretary is urged to investigate
.Labour asked Simon Case to look into the ‘eye-watering’ amounts said to have been spent on the revamp, which included gold wall coverings..
Labour MP Sarah Owen said the Government needed to do more to prevent racism (Photo: Parliament/London Portrait Photoqrapher) The UK’s East and South East Asian (ESEA) community is feeling hurt and fearful after being subjected to racism and violent attacks during the Covid-19 pandemic, the first MP of South East Asian
Officers surrounded the bandstand, where people have laid flowers, and members of the crowd could be heard shouting “shame on you”.Clashes broke out at a vigil held for Sarah Everard in London.