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April 03, 2017

Farewell to Brixton's renowned street warrior Darcus Howe

Champion street fighting British Black rights campaigner Darcus Howe has passed over to the Ancestors.I met him in the late 1960s when I was working at the Notting Hill Adventure Playground and...

Hidden issues behind rough sleeping crisis in Britain

Government figures show that there has been a sharp rise in homelessness in the UK. Ylenia Lemos has a special report for The-Latest on the crisis.According Britain's communities department, 44,160 households were deemed as homeless last year - a ...

Protesters demand 'justice' for dead reggae star

Hundreds of people marched through London on Saturday in protest at the death in police custody of 1980s British reggae star Smiley Culture.His alleged suicide while under arrest at his home has sent shock waves through the community. Even news media that ...

Charities attack attempt to 'cleanse' central London of homeless

On Sunday 20 March, hundreds of protesters will show their opposition to Westminster council’s proposed byelaw that will make rough sleeping and charities feeding and supporting the homeless illegal. The protest will be a vibrant, community event that cele ...

'My son was stabbed and I feared he would die'

 Elena AndreouTop speakers tackled race controversies at a London conference attended by Black activists and intellectuals. Anti-racist campaigner and journalist Marc Wadsworth fired a broadside at the 27 African Caribbean and Asian members of the Bri ...

'No work for Brits' fear on London Olympic sites

Shirina VasandaniPoliticians and some Olympic officials have voiced fresh concerns about the number of overseas workers employed on the London 2012 construction sites.They argue that foreign workers are reducing the opportunities for local people searching ...

Food company slammed over fishy practices

Iain CurrieOne of the leading tuna brands in the UK has denied any wrong doing after being ranked the least sustainable producer and accused of misleading customers in a report by environment campaigners.Princes was placed bottom in a league table of tuna ...

Rise in homelessness demands immediate action say UK charities

Figures released by the government show the first sustained rise in homelessness in Britain since 2003.The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) reported that 11,840 households were accepted as homeless across the country, an increase of 17 ...

Facebook users rally around bludgeoned student protester

Alfie Meadows was knocked unconscious after the police allegedly hit him with a truncheon on the head leaving him with bleeding on his brain.Alfie, 20, sustained his injury at the massive student fees demonstrations which took place in London last Thursday ...

Rail staff robbed because of management cuts

Deborah Hobson - The-Latest EXCLUSIVERailway union the TSSA has attacked the lone working of ticket office staff  in the wake of disturbing new figures about robberies at stations.  John Page, a National Organiser for the TSSA (Transport Salaried ...

Mayor's no-show at City Hall funded minority events

Deborah Hobson - The-Latest EXCLUSIVEConservative London Mayor Boris Johnson’s dismal record of attendance at a significant number of major Greater London Authority (GLA) funded events for minority groups in the capital in the last two years has been revea ...

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