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Hate crime convictions rise tenfold

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Baroness Scotland

Deir Starmer QC

Conviction rates for hate crimes have increased tenfold in recent years, Government evidence has claimed.

Successful prosecutions for racist, religious, homophobic and disability-related crimes have gone up from 8% to 82% in four years, according to the Crown Prosecution Service's second annual Hate Crime Report.

Simon Woolley appointed to Equality Commission

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news20091119_simonwoolley.jpgSimon Woolley of Operation Black Vote has today been appointed a Commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights body.

The announcement was made this morning by equalities minister Harriet Harman, who said that Woolley was part of a new “strong team” that would take the equalities quango forward.

Help to stop unfair Caribbean travel tax

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THE CARIBBEAN Tourism Organisation and the Telegraph newspaper are urging the public to write to their MPs in a campaign to stop the government imposing unfair taxes on visitors to the Caribbean.

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