Record number of anti-Semitic incidents blamed on ‘mood of racism’ in UK following Brexit

Record number of anti-Semitic incidents blamed on ‘mood of racism’ in UK following Brexit

Tensions surrounding Brexit have been partially blamed on the record number of anti-Semitic incidents in the UK in 2016. The Community Security Trust, a charity which protects British Jews from anti-Semitism and related threats, reports that more than 1,300 incidents took place last year. This includes anything from Jews receiving abuse in the street, to being violently assaulted because of their religion. The charity also says the controversy surrounding anti-Semitism in the Labour Party contributed to this rise. 18 days ago
London MEP holds hes lying to you sign behind Nigel Farage in EU parliament

London MEP holds hes lying to you sign behind Nigel Farage in EU parliament

Labour MEP Seb Dance held a sign that read hes lying to you behind former UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage on 1 February. Dance held the sign during an EU parliament debate on the issue of US President Donald Trumps controversial policies. During the speech Farage said MEPs should be more constructive and invite Trump to the EU parliament to debate. 18 days ago
Argentines set world record for most people floating at one time

Argentines set world record for most people floating at one time

Nearly 2,000 people floated in a line in a salty lake in Argentina on 29 January, setting a new Guinness world record for the most people floating while holding hands. Exactly 1,941 people floated simultaneously for 30 seconds in Lake Epecuen. The record attempt was officially certified by the Guinness Book of Records, and has taken the title from 634 people floating in the Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan in 2014. 18 days ago
BBC presenter Jeremy Vine road rage video could see motorist jailed

BBC presenter Jeremy Vine road rage video could see motorist jailed

A driver who screamed abuse and made a gun sign at Jeremy Vine as he rode his bicycle down a narrow street in London could face jail after being found guilty of road rage offences. Shanique Syrena Pearson, 22, was caught on the BBC presenters helmet camera as he cycled along a single-lane street in Kensington. Pearson has a number of previous convictions for assaults and theft, and was told on 1 February at Hammersmith Magistrates Court she could face prison after being convicted of the road rage offences. 18 days ago