Faith leaders play a “vital role” in encouraging people to get a coronavirus vaccine, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said, as he visited the UK’s first vaccination centre opened in a mosque.
Community leaders are being asked to help tackle “vaccine hesitancy” among ethnic minority groups in Scotland, a minister has said, amid concerns that misinformation about the jab could spread.
There have been disproportionate rates of premature death from Covid-19 among patients of Asian and black ethnicity, a large cohort study has found.
The imam of a mosque thought to be the UK’s first to host a vaccination centre has urged local people to ignore “fake news” claims surrounding coronavirus.
A slow uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine within Muslim communities could “fan the flames of Islamophobia”, a religious leader has said.
Men from ethnic minority groups may have experienced worse mental health declines than white men in the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic, research suggests.
The lack of data taken around ethnic minorities in Britain during the pandemic could be putting lives at risk, health experts have warned.
Understanding issues within minority ethnic communities will be “absolutely vital” to the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, a GP has said as a study into vaccine attitudes is launched.
Cambridge’s first Sky Bet League Two victory in six matches was overshadowed after a small number of spectators booed as the players took the knee before kick-off.
Vaccine misinformation within Muslim communities, including a false belief that the new Covid-19 jab contains animal products, could undermine efforts to immunise the public, a leading doctor has warned.
Muslim fashion model Halima Aden said she is stepping back from runway shows after feeling pressured to compromise her religious beliefs.
A police officer who helped design a new hijab because the one provided was uncomfortable and unsafe said she hopes it will inspire other Muslim women to join the force.
Ofcom has called on the TV and radio industry to “look beyond London” after its annual diversity report showed there is still a gap in representation.
Two police constables who designed a new hijab to be part of their uniform have celebrated making it a reality.
The New Zealand Police force has incorporated a hijab into its official uniform, with the first officer to wear it reporting that it “feels great”.
Ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, renters and young adults are at particular risk of problem debts this winter, a think tank is warning.
Former Test umpire John Holder and ex-player Ismail Dawood want an independent inquiry into the lack of BAME match officials in the English game.
Public bodies should publish data on their ethnicity pay gaps to help tackle racism, a committee of MSPs has said.
The Football Association is unlikely to appoint a former player as its new chairman, the PA news agency understands.
Former Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq has gone public with disturbing details of the racist abuse he claims he was subjected to during his time at Headingley.
Baroness Sue Campbell has all the “expertise and experience” needed to step into the role of the next chair of the Football Association, according to former England striker Kelly Smith.
Les Ferdinand is not interested in becoming the new chairman of the Football Association, the PA news agency understands.
The United States has elected its first transgender state senator, as several other LGBTQ+ records were broken across the country.
Chris Powell has welcomed the Football Association’s new diversity code as a “very, very powerful” development in the quest to ensure more candidates from ethnic minorities can land top jobs.
The Football Association has launched a new diversity code which aims to ensure more candidates from ethnic minorities can land top jobs.