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Tescomania

Supermarket giant Tesco is growing larger and larger by the day. With 250,000 staff, 1,800 stores and the turnover of a medium-sized country, it now collects one in every eight retail pounds we spend. New branches are opening almost every day in Britain an ...

Big in Da Game

Hip hop and grime crew BDG from south London are the latest outfit to hit the streets. The two members Tayman Gullykid 2 and Flows have already sold 1,000 plus copies of their vol 1 mix cd in Croydon mainly. They have big plans for their next mix cd vol 2. ...

Dads for kids

  Deborah HobsonIs it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman, Batman and Robin or Captain America. Superheroes are alive and well, scaling the dizzy heights of a city landmark near you, all under the auspices of Fathers 4 Justice, writes Deborah ...

Mayor Livingstone's gravy train

Critics of the controversial Mayor of London - some of whom previously voted for him - are angry that he is spending millions of taxpayers pounds on wages for his cronies. Key City Hall staffers have been recruited by Ken Livingstone from among his close a ...

Global threat faced by gays

By Deborah Hobson Britain has become one of the most enlightened countres in the world when it comes to gay rights. Last December 'same sex' couples were for the first time able to be effectively 'married' in legally-binding 'civil unions'. Yet homosexu ...

Death toll mystery of 7/7

How many people died as a result of the July 7 terrorist attacks in central London? The official total is 52, which excludes the four suicide bombers. But, when this figure was first made public by Britain's Iraq war ally John Howard, the prime minister of ...

Unsung heroes of the music industry

Marc WadsworthSuperstar Stevie Wonder's European manager Keith Harris is hardly a household name. And nor is Jacqui Davidson who shaped the international career of reggae star Shabba Ranks and currently looks after Wayne Hector, a Black man who has co- ...

Reindeers on the rampage

An angry reindeer attacked a man who was jogging along a track on Ounasvaara Fell near Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland on Saturday. The attack caused the man some cuts and bruises and one deeper wound. This was already the third incident involving a hostile r ...

Rodney King

The Holiday Videotape A nine-minute and twenty videotape taken by George Holliday turned what would otherwise have been a violent, but soon forgotten, encounter between Los Angeles police and Rodney King into one of the most widely watched and discussed in ...

African ancestry of the royals

Russia's mixed-race national poet Alexander Pushkin is an ancestor of the Queen of England’s husband Prince Phillip.  It was Pushkin who famously wrote the "Blackamoor of Peter the Great," an unfinished romance about the poet's Ethiopi ...

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