Police apologise and pay damages to protesters supporting Bristol’s ‘Colston Four’

Avon and Somerset police have issued an apology to four protesters they arrested for peacefully demonstrating in support of the ‘Colston Four’. The force has recognised that its blanket ban on protests and subsequent arrests of protestors was “unlawful”. On 25 January, Avon and Somerset Police arrested Ros Martin, Paula Richardson, Rolland Dye and Taus Larsen. The force issued them with fixed penalty notices (FPNs). It had issued a blanket ban on protests, warning that demonstrators could be given a £10,000 fine. Exercising their right to peaceful protest, the four individuals demonstrated outside Bristol magistrates’ court. This was to express solidarity with the Colston Four, the people accused…

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Hackney Council rejects petition from charity supporting Black domestic abuse survivors

On 27 January, Hackney council held a debate to discuss the future of Sistah Space. It’s a charity that works with Black women and girls who’re at risk of, or have experienced, domestic or sexual abuse. Most councillors voted against the charity’s request for the council to provide suitable, affordable premises. Save Sistah Space Sistah Space founder Ngozi Fulani brought a petition to a remote Hackney council meeting, asking councillors to provide suitable premises for the charity. The petition is supported by Hackney’s Green Party, Liberal Democrats, and Women’s Equality Party. And it calls for the council to provide a minimum five year lease for new premises, or provide a…

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Supporting public health: children, young people and families

Published 1 July 2014 Last updated 8 December 2020 + show all updates 8 December 2020 Updated to include the 6 maternity high impact area guides. 12 November 2018 Updated set of (13) documents to reflect new policy drivers and evidence. 1 November 2016 Updated high impact area guidance for early years, added documents for school aged years high impact areas and links to supporting infographics. 1 July 2014 First published. Source link

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People are questioning whether the BBC’s ban on supporting campaigns includes the red poppy

BBC staff might be banned from attending Pride events and ‘virtue signalling’ because of confusing new rules on staff conduct. People are now asking if this means that the red poppy will also be outlawed by the channel. BBC director general Tim Davie reportedly introduced the guidance on 29 October. It appears to suggest that attending major LGBTQI+ events like Pride and anti-racism protests like Black Lives Matter could damage impartiality. Emojis in tweets should also be avoided, and stories should be broken through official channels rather than personal accounts, according to the new code. In an email obtained by Press Gazette, Davis said: Trust is the foundation…

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Biden Admits Past Mistake Supporting Crime Bill as Trump Defends Attacks on Black Lives Matter

President Trump and Joe Biden sparred on their records over race and criminal justice in Thursday’s presidential debate. Trump simultaneously promoted his criminal justice reform efforts while continuing to lean on “tough on crime” rhetoric. Trump also criticized Biden for authoring the 1994 crime bill and supporting other laws that intensified mass incarceration in the U.S., which Biden acknowledged was “a mistake.” Rashad Robinson, spokesperson for Color of Change PAC, says Biden’s admission highlights the importance of continued pressure on politicians on racial justice issues. “The Democrats can’t just make this about hating Trump. They also have to continue to fight and build and put out the policies…

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Biden Admits Past Mistake Supporting Crime Bill as Trump Defends Attacks on Black Lives Matter

President Trump and Joe Biden sparred on their records over race and criminal justice in Thursday’s presidential debate. Trump simultaneously promoted his criminal justice reform efforts while continuing to lean on “tough on crime” rhetoric. Trump also criticized Biden for authoring the 1994 crime bill and supporting other laws that intensified mass incarceration in the U.S., which Biden acknowledged was “a mistake.” Rashad Robinson, spokesperson for Color of Change PAC, says Biden’s admission highlights the importance of continued pressure on politicians on racial justice issues. “The Democrats can’t just make this about hating Trump. They also have to continue to fight and build and put out the policies…

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COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Published 29 March 2020 Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates 14 September 2020Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020Added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. 16 June 2020Added guidance on support bubbles. 21 April 2020Updated guidance. 30 March 2020Added easy-read guide. 29 March 2020First published. Source link

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