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Is disability hate crime prosecution really on the rise?

The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) announced recently that hate crime prosecutions have risen by 4.7% from the previous year with a 41% increase in disability hate crime prosecutions. This is great news as it means more hate crimes are being recognised, reported, and taken seriously. However, I suspect that disability hate crime reporting and prosecutions are actually still very low.

All things snazzy

Hello wonderful people, my name is Lucy and I have recently joined 'Team Shop' as Gloucester Road charity shop Assistant Manager. As a fresh set of senses on the Brandon Trust shop scene it’s been great to get stuck in and offer my skills in the process of maintaining the shop’s fabulous feel. So nearly three months down the line, here’s the low-down on shop #2...

What is normal?

Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. (Of a person) free from physical or mental disorder (Oxford English Dictionary).These definitions are great but they don’t really cut it for me. My 'normal' is no doubt very different to yours. Is my 'normal' routine the same as yours? I doubt it. What is 'standard' these days? I live in London, an incredibly vibrant and diverse city, everything goes on here, like most capital cities on this planet.

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