UK news

Producer Ben Winston delighted over Emmy Award for 'Late Late Show'

By Josh Jackman, September 11, 2016

Ben Winston has won an Emmy Award for his work on The Late Late Show With James Corden.

The executive producer picked up the award after the show was named “Outstanding Interactive Programme” last night.


Seumas Milne named as aide who wanted Hebrew wording removed from Labour Passover greeting

By JC Reporter, September 11, 2016

Seumas Milne, one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest advisers, told a party worker to remove the Hebrew from a Passover greeting because it might look “Zionist”, it has been claimed.


Jewish Labour donor who accused Corbyn aides of being like 'stormtroopers' suspended from party

By Daniel Sugarman, September 11, 2016

Michael Foster, a leading Jewish Labour donor and outspoken critic of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership, has been suspended from the party.

The BBC reported Labour had removed the retired showbusiness agent for allegedly breaching election rules which ban "abuse of any kind" by members or supporters.


Theresa May to remove cap on faith-school admissions

By JC Reporter, September 9, 2016

The government is set to remove the 50 per cent cap on faith-based admissions to free schools.

Prime Minister Theresa May announced the move this morning as part of a wide-ranging package of school reform, including an end to the ban on grammar schools in England.

Current rules allow new faith schools to select only half their intake by religion.


Sir Nicholas Serota says farewell to the Tate

By Daniel Sugarman, September 9, 2016

Sir Nicholas Serota has resigned as director of the Tate galleries after 28 years in the role. He will be taking up a new role as chair of Arts Council England.

The Tate underwent major expansion during his period at the helm, most notably with the opening of the Tate Modern in 2000.


Court rejects appeal by Carmel College sex abuser over 19-year jail sentence

By JC Reporter, September 9, 2016

A pensioner jailed for repeated sex attacks at a Jewish boarding school over 25 years ago richly deserved his 19-year sentence, senior judges have ruled.

Retired teacher Trevor John Bolton is racked by mental and physical health problems, London's Appeal Court heard, and could be approaching 90 by the time he is set free.


New probe is needed into Labour antisemitism, says Owen Smith

By Daniel Sugarman, September 9, 2016

Owen Smith has called for a new inquiry into antisemitism in the Labour Party, saying the report compiled by Shami Chakrabarti lacked credibility among British Jews.


Family lawyer to tackle ignorance around agunah issue

By Rosa Doherty, September 9, 2016

Many members of the Jewish community are unaware of the challenges facing women denied a get, and the problem is getting worse, according to a leading expert.

Sarah Anticoni, a mediator and divorce lawyer, said there was “growing ignorance among large sections of the community that this issue does not affect them or they just don’t care about it at all”.


Israeli minister learning lessons on policing from the bobby on the beat

By Orlando Radice, September 8, 2016

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is planning to boost the number of Arabs serving in the police force in an initiative modelled on community policing methods in the UK.


World's leading Shoah scholar talks to the JC

By Jenni Frazer, September 8, 2016

When, in 1946, the British colonial government officials in mandate Palestine were looking for a bright young Jewish scholar to take up a place at Cardiff University, they could scarcely have foreseen their choice would become a world-famous academic.