The Myth and Reality Behind Gypsies and Travellers’ Lives: A profile on Leeds’ Gypsy and Traveller community in Cottingley Springs

In an address to the Conservative Party Council in October 2012, Eric Pickles ascribed new planning powers to local councils allowing them to issue instant stop notices and impose unlimited fines on Travellers setting up homes on disused land. JUST…

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One Billion Rising and still Bradford’s Black and ethnic minority women are vulnerable to domestic violence

This speech on the state of BME domestic violence services in Bradford was presented by our Director, Ratna Lachman at the Royal College of Arts in London as part of the One Billion Rising event on Tuesday 12th February. Thank…

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Creating a more inclusive police force in West Yorkshire: Challenges facing the new Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable.

The newly appointed Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Mark Gilmore assumes office at a time when there is an open challenge to police forces up and down the country to embrace diversity. In the face of regional challenges of…

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