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South Ribble Borough Council lobby government to make misogyny a hate crime

South Ribble Borough Council has voted to lobby the government to officially class misogyny as a hate crime. On November 24, the council approved a notice of motion to lobby […]

3 years ago
Over 73 premises across Preston sign up to tackle hate crime and create ‘safe spaces’ for disabled people

A quiet Preston city centre during lockdown Pic: Tony Worrall Premises across Preston are set to be made into ‘safe spaces’ for disabled people in an initiative to tackle hate crime. Preston Police‚Äôs Community Cohesion Team is working in partnership […]

3 years ago
UCLan to host virtual event with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation to highlight hate crime

On Monday 22 March, The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) will host a free online event to highlight hate crime. The presentation will be given by the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. […]

3 years ago
Why Preston’s university is saying ‘Cake Not Hate’

UCLan staff handing out cake Preston’s university is supporting Hate Crime Awareness Week with a Cake Not Hate¬†event. The event, which is open to the public, is being held at the UCLan Students’ Union. As […]

5 years ago
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Homophobic attack outside McDonalds in Preston leaves Fulwood man injured

Bruising to Ryan's face from the attack Pic: Ryan Williams/Blog Preston Police have launched an investigation into a homophobic attack in Preston city centre. 22-year-old Ryan Williams was punched in the head after a night out. In pictures shared with Blog […]

5 years ago
Preston Labour criticised for withdrawing racial and religious hate crime motion

Inside the council chamber at Preston Town Hall A proposal to strengthen the city’s commitment to tackling hate crime has been withdrawn from a recent council meeting. Preston Labour had tabled the motion which acknowledged a rising number […]

5 years ago
Preston man arrested on suspicion of leaving Fulwood mosque hate crime messages

Masjid e Salaam in Watling Street Road Pic: Tony Worrall A Preston man has been arrested after three offensive messages were written on gate posts of a city mosque. Masjid-e-Salaam was targeted on three occasions during the Easter weekend. First […]

5 years ago
Muslim group issue message in wake of Fulwood mosque graffiti

The graffiti has been classified as a hate crime by police A Muslim charity in Preston has issued a plea to meet with the graffiti artists behind recent hate crimes against a city mosque. The Light Foundation has expressed shock at […]

5 years ago
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