Gypsy

Louise Ridley

The Born-Again Christian Gypsies Who Are Leading A Cultural Revolution

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on t...

This Safety Warning Has Landed A Train Company In Big, Big Trouble

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK

A train company has launched an investigation after passengers were told to "be aware of pickpockets and Gypsies" before disembarking at a station. ...

Irish Roma Family Wait For DNA Tests On Blonde 'Daughter' Removed By Police

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

A Roma family in Ireland who had a blonde, blue-eyed girl removed from them over concerns she was not theirs expects to hear today if she will be retu...

Print, Prejudice and the Struggle for Sites: The Ugly Face of Localism

Joe Cottrell-Boyce | Posted 02.12.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Cottrell-Boyce

Last month, Inside Housing reported that only 101 of the 597 Traveller pitches allocated government funding in England since 2012 have managed to secure planning permission. Without permission, it is unlikely any of the remainder will go ahead; another broken promise in the ongoing struggle for adequate Traveller accommodation in the UK.

A Real Solution to the 'Blight' of Unauthorised Traveller Sites

Joe Cottrell-Boyce | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Politics
Joe Cottrell-Boyce

In a way, Eric Pickles has a point. The dire shortage of legal traveller sites in England is a blight on our society; fuelling social-exclusion and appalling health and educational outcomes for gypsy and traveller communities.

Student Makes First In Traveller History By Graduating From Cambridge

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A woman who made history by becoming the first traveller to study at Cambridge University has gone on to gain a first in history, and made her mum cry...

What Is Life Really Like for Roma Families Around Europe?

Artur Conka | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK
Artur Conka

In the UK, I feel incredibly lucky to be treated the same as everyone else in this country. Never would I be refused a seat in a restaurant or feel discriminated when applying for a job in London, but last time I visited Kosice I was refused service in a shop simply because I am Roma.

Banned From Schools, The Roma Gypsy Children Taught In Police Stations

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Roma gypsy children in France are being educated in a police station - because schools refuse to let the children learn in regular classes. France ...

Channel 4 Gypsy Adverts Condemned As 'Morally Bankrupt'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Irish Traveller Movement in Britain has described the condemnation of two adverts for Channel 4's Big Fat Gypsy Wedding as a "stunning victory" an...

Ikea In Race Row After Refusing To Let Gypsies Enter Car Park

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has been accused of racism after a security guard told a customer that gypsies weren't allowed in the store. Luke Mass...

'Protect Human Rights Of Terrorism Suspects'

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

The human rights of suspected terrorists, illegal immigrants and gypsies should all be given better protection in the UK, a report said today. The ...

UK 'Violated' Gypsies' Rights

PA | Posted 01.03.2012 | UK

Europe's human rights watchdog has accused Britain of undermining the rights of gypsies and travellers to adequate housing. Thomas Hammarberg, Comm...

Six Still Chained In Traveller Site

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Six protesters are still chained to barricades inside the UK's largest illegal travellers' site. The supporters remained locked on to cars and truc...

Dale Farm Clearance To Continue Despite Activist Resistance

PA | Posted 19.12.2011 | UK

Bailiffs are expected to begin removing homes from the UK's largest illegal travellers' site after police spent the night securing their position. ...

Police Advance In Numbers On Dale Farm

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

Two protesters have been tasered and 23 arrested after clashes broke out with authorities as police moved into the Dale Farm site in Essex, where a pl...

Bailiffs Move In To Clear Dale Farm Travellers' Site

PA | Posted 18.12.2011 | UK

The leader of a council set to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site has said: "All preparations have been completed." Basildon Council l...

Further legal bid over Dale Farm

PA | Posted 16.12.2011 | UK

Residents of the UK's largest illegal travellers' site are to return to court in the latest round of their long-running battle against eviction. La...

Dale Farm Site To Be Cleared Soon, Says Basildon Council

PA | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK

Clearance of the UK's largest travellers' site will start "sooner rather than later", Basildon Council has said. The residents of Dale Farm lost th...

Dale Farm Residents Head Back To The High Court

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Residents of the UK's largest illegal travellers' site have launched a fresh, three-pronged attack on moves to evict them. The...

Dale Farm Travellers Step Up Legal Battle Against Eviction

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Residents of the UK's largest illegal travellers' site are to launch their latest legal battle against eviction. They are retu...

Dale Farm Residents To Battle Back In High Court

PA | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The long-running dispute between Basildon Council and Dale Farm residents is returning to the High Court. On Monday, the trave...

Dale Farm: Travellers Win Injunction Against Eviction

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.11.2011 | UK

Residents of Dale Farm have won a last-minute injunction preventing Basildon Council from removing structures from Britain's largest illegal traveller...

Dale Farm Residents Await Bailiffs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

Negotiations between the travellers and Basildon Council have reportedly failed. The council leaders entered the site hoping to bring about a peac...

Bailiffs To Start Clearance Of Dale Farm Travellers' Site

PA | Posted 18.11.2011 | UK

A tense and angry showdown between bailiffs and residents is expected as scores of families are evicted from the UK's biggest illegal travellers' site...

Dale Farm Eviction Would 'Violate International Law'

The huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

The eviction of travellers from the Dale Farm site in Essex would "violate international law", a United Nations adviser has warned. Bailiffs acting...