Month: April 2011Page 1 of 2

Meanwhile in Hungary and in Rome

Hungary Roma battle far-right vigilantes Vatican police clash with Gypsies on steps of basilica

What If They Said Jew?

“Racism of many kinds, including anti-Semitism, is alive and well. However, in the U.K., you generally won’t find official institutions, mainstream politicians, or newspapers openly espousing blatantly racist…

St.Day Gypsy and Traveller Women’s Group Open Day.

last year’s open day In celebration of Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month, 2011, St.Day Gypsy and Traveller Women’s Group are holding an open day. Come along and meet…

Exeter Tory Leader Call For Decision on Gypsy Site

“A councillor has called for an immediate decision over controversial plans for a Travellers’ site within a major housing development.  Yolonda Henson, leader of Exeter’s Conservative Group and…

Vigilante Attack In Marazion

At around 1 am on Sunday morning six vans parked along the sea wall in Marazion had their tyres slashed.

Bid To Halt Race Hate Groups On Facebook

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition urging bosses at the social networking site Facebook to crack down on pages which incite racial hatred and violence towards…

Arson Attack on Leeds Travellers Centre

Arson Attack on Leeds Travellers CentreInvestigation into an Alleged Hate-Crime on a Gypsy and Traveller Support Centre is Continuing.POLICE are investigating a suspected arson attack at the Leeds…

Devon Council Returns £840,000 Gypsy Site Grant

“A Devon council has returned £840,000 to the government which it had been granted for a travellers’ site. Torridge Council had earmarked a site at Derriton near Holsworthy…

Consultation on New Gypsy and Traveller Planning Policy Starts Today

The government have today announced a twelve week consultation period for the draft Planning Policy Statement for Traveller sites. This new policy will replace circular 01/06: Planning for…

No Justification For Forced Evictions

Early Day Motion 1729 proposed by St.Ives MP Andrew George:  “That this House considers that there is no justification for the forced eviction of Gypsies and Travellers where…