The great British burkini boom … and thanks to Nigella, it"s not just Muslim women buying them

The great British burkini boom … and thanks to Nigella, it's not just Muslim women buying them By Helen Nugent PUBLISHED: 00:23 GMT, 10 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:31 GMT, 10 February 2013 When Nigella Lawson emerged out of the sea on Sydney's Bondi beach dressed in one two years ago, it was greeted with astonishment. But now burkinis – swimwear originally designed for Islamic women to protect their modesty – are soaring in popularity among British non-Muslims.

Erica Menendez: Muslim-hating madwoman confesses to shoving Indian immigrant under Queens 7 train

'Muslim-hating' homeless woman confesses to killing Indian immigrant by shoving him under a train after her relatives tip off police Family alerted NYPD Friday after seeing Erica Menendez, 31, on TV news NYPD nabs Menendez in Crown Heights, Brooklyn Saturday morning Cousin tells paper homeless woman suffers from bi-polar disorder Menendez wore the same jacket as seen in surveillance video of the event when police found her Menendez told investigators, ‘I’ve hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers. I have been beating them up since.' Victim identified as Sunando Sen, 46, an Indian immigrant from Calcutta, who co-owned a copy shop on Manhattan's Upper West Side Sen stood on a Queens elevated subway platform 8pm Thursday, when officials say Menendez pushed him in the back and into an oncoming train's path | UPDATED: 19:38 GMT, 30 December 2012 Party girl: Erica Menendez, 31, during happier times, or before she allegedly pushed an Indian immigrant into the path of an oncoming subway train Thursday A Muslim-hating madwoman confessed today to pushing a hard-working Indian immigrant into a subway train's path – and her relatives tipped off police after seeing her on a Friday newscast. Erica Menendez, a 31-year-old homeless woman who reportedly suffers from bi-polar disorder, admitted shoving Sunando Sen, 46, in front of a Queens 7 Train Thursday, telling police, 'I've hated Hindus and Muslims since 2001 since they put down the Twin Towers

Census 2011 religion data reveal there are 4m fewer Christians and 1 in 4 is now an atheist

Now fewer than six in 10 say they are Christians as religion goes into decline Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 09:26 GMT, 12 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million. The collapse in belief in the religion which has been central to the history of the country for 1,500 years means that fewer than six out of ten, or 59 per cent, now describe themselves as Christian

Census 2011 results: Portrait of a nation bursting at the seams

Portrait of a nation bursting at the seams | UPDATED: 09:29 GMT, 12 December 2012 In one extraordinary statistic after another, the results of the 2011 census spell out the most dramatic demographic upheaval in our country’s history. Some 7.5million foreign-born residents in England and Wales, most arriving in the last ten years… four million fewer Christians, with the number of Muslims almost doubling to 2.7million… Fewer than half London’s 8.2million residents describing themselves as white British… overall numbers up by 3.7million, the biggest surge in two centuries… The number of people living in England and Wales who were born overseas has risen by nearly three million to 7.5m Indeed, the make-up of many of our communities has been transformed, permanently and beyond recognition, since Labour threw open our borders at the beginning of the new millennium

Census data reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist

Religion in decline as census figures reveal there are 4million fewer Christians and one in four is now an atheist Proportion of Christians in England and Wales down to 59.3 per cent Quarter of people say they do not follow any religion following rise of aggressive atheismNumber of Muslims up to 2.7million, 4.8 per cent of the population | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 11 December 2012 Christianity has declined sharply over the past decade, according to the census returns. Numbers who choose to call themselves Christians fell by more than four million

Sister of two brothers who plotted to blow up the London Stock Exchange jailed for having Al Qaeda terror manual on her mobile phone

Sister of two brothers who plotted to blow up the London Stock Exchange jailed for having Al-Qaeda terror manual on her mobile phoneRuksana Begum, 22, has been jailed for one year after editions of an Al-Qaeda magazine were found on her phone in JulyHer brothers Gurukanth Desai and Abdul Miah, were jailed earlier this year for their parts in a plot to attack the London Stock Exchange | UPDATED: 21:49 GMT, 6 December 2012 A young graduate whose brothers are serving prison sentences for planning a terrorist attack on the London Stock Exchanged, has been jailed for downloading Al-Qaeda terrorist material in her mobile phone. Ruksana Begum, 22, who has a first-class degree in accountancy, had two editions of Al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine on her phone, including articles such as 'Targeting the populations of countries that are at war with the Muslims'.