Record race bias award

A COUPLE turned away from a hotel on their wedding night because the bridegroom was black have been awarded record damages for a race discrimination case.

Kenneth Fox, 38, and his wife Yvette, 29, from Derby, had reserved a room at the Tudor Rose Hotel, in Beverley, North Yorkshire, on their wedding night in 1990. When they arrived, they were told the hotel was full.

Edward Michael Mackevych and Anna Mackevych, the proprietors, were ordered to pay a total of pounds 8,000 in damages at Leeds County Court last Friday.