Councillor who described all Muslims as 'terrorists' and asked why people should be 'interested in black history' apologisesMarjorie Snowden made comments on equality and diversity courseOfficial complained about the offensive comments to a colleagueThe reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reportedCllr Snowdon is a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset By Leon Watson PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:01 GMT, 18 April 2013 A councillor has formally apologised for labelling 'all Muslims as terrorists' while on an equality and diversity course. Marjorie Snowden, a former mayor of Sherborne in Dorset, also asked why council members should be 'interested in black history' during the training. A horrified official complained about the offensive comments to a colleague but the reply was 'well, that's Marjorie', before it was reported.
'I've not had diversity training, so I can be a bit tactless': Extraordinary excuse from the Tory MP who claimed parents don't want gay children David Davies, 48, caused outrage saying parents don't want gay children Monmouth MP says he is 'tactless' and that thoughts are 'hard to articulate'Says he is 'changing' and now owns a Boy George CD which he 'loves' | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Outrage: David Davies MP upset equal rights campaigners when he said most parents wanted their children to be heterosexual. He defended his outspoken views, saying he has not had 'years of diversity training' Tory MP David Davies recently caused outrage when he suggested that parents wanted their children to be heterosexual and that plans to legalise gay marriage were 'barking mad'. Now the politician has attempted to defend his comments by saying that he has not 'done years of diversity training'
Europe's most exotic city It's Manchester! 153 languages spoken by a population of 500,000 Rivalled only by New York and Paris for ethnic and linguistic mix Indian and West African languages, Uyghur and Nahuati spokenStudy says number will only increase as students flood city | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 16 December 2012 Diverse: A study has found 153 languages are spoken in Manchester Its detractors try to portray it as a cold, wet and sometimes insular place. But Manchester is actually one of the most exotic cities in the world, researchers claim
Senior police inspector sacked after posting a picture of his genitals on FacebookInspector Daemon Johnson – who had served with Northamptonshire Police for 25 years – was dismissed after shocked officers spotted the explicit photo onlineThe experienced officer also sent inappropriate emails and made lewd comments to female staffSuperintendent Jan Meagher confirmed today that an officer had been sacked following an investigation by the force's professional standards department | UPDATED: 10:32 GMT, 14 December 2012 Sacked: Northamptonshire Police Inspector Daemon Johnson who was fired after posting a picture of his genitals of Facebook A long-serving senior police inspector has been sacked after posting a picture of his genitals on Facebook.