UK news

May promises to eliminate neo-Nazi and Islamist extremism

By Marcus Dysch, September 30, 2014

Home Secretary Theresa May has outlined fresh plans to tackle radical extremists including neo-Nazis in Britain.

She said the government intended to disrupt the efforts of Islamists and extreme groups by restricting their use of internet sites including social networks and by banning hate preachers from speaking in public.


Tories promise crackdown on extremists

By Naomi Firsht, September 30, 2014

Neo-Nazi groups will face a television and social media ban if the Conservatives are re-elected in 2015, according to plans expected to be announced today by Home Secretary Theresa May.

She is due to address the Conservative party conference in Birmingham about new measures as part of a crackdown on extremism.


Poet Dannie Abse dies

By Naomi Firsht, September 29, 2014

The Welsh, Jewish poet Dannie Abse has died aged 91.

During a successful literary career that began in the 1940s, Mr Abse won a number of awards, while also practising medicine as a chest specialist.

Mr Abse died on September 28, surrounded by family, following a short illness.


Liverpool FC Rosh Hashanah tweet prompts torrent of hate

By Naomi Firsht, September 29, 2014

A Rosh Hashanah tweet from Liverpool Football Club was removed after it received a barrage of antisemitic abuse online.

The club tweeted on Thursday night: “Liverpool FC would like to wish all our Jewish supporters around the world a happy new year. #RoshHashanah.”


Jewish minister Brooks Newmark resigns from government

By JC Reporter, September 27, 2014

Jewish Conservative MP Brooks Newmark has resigned from the government over allegations published in a Sunday newspaper.

Mr Newmark, MP for Braintree, left his post as minister for civil society saying he remained “a loyal supporter of this government”.

A spokesman for the Prime Minister said David Cameron had accepted Mr Newmark's resignation.


Man charged over antisemitic abuse on bus

By JCReporter, September 26, 2014

Police have charged a man in connection with an antisemitic incident on a busy London bus.

Ian Campbell, 42, of Bowes Road, London N11 was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence on Thursday afternoon.


Bus bigot affair: man arrested

By JC Reporter, September 25, 2014

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with an antisemitic incident on a busy London bus.

The 43-year-old man from Haringey, north London, was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence this afternoon.


Spit4Mum campaigners shortlisted for top charity award

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2014

The #Spit4Mum campaigners have been nominated for one of the prestigious Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards.

Jonni and Caroline Berger launched an innovative campaign which persuaded thousands of Jews to sign up to the Anthony Nolan Trust bone marrow register after their mother, Sharon, fell ill and needed a bone marrow transplant.


Jess Glynne nominated for Mobo music award

By Naomi Firsht, September 24, 2014

Jess Glynne has been nominated for the best newcomer category of the Mobo awards.

The singer, who was interviewed in the JC in July, burst onto the music scene when she sang the vocals on Clean Bandit’s number one hit “Rather Be."

She has since featured on Route 94’s “My Love”, and her debut solo single “Right Here” was in the Top 10.


Police appeal for information on bus bigot

By JC Reporter, September 24, 2014

Police have appealed for information about an antisemitic incident which took place on a busy London bus carrying Jewish schoolchildren.

The incident witnessed by JC reporter Rosa Doherty happened last Tuesday between Golders Green and Muswell Hill.