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Shelter Manchesters Homeless Documentary

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February 22, 2017

A look at the harsh reality of homelessness in Manchester

Inquiry demand: death of 'abandoned' council tenant an ‘utter disgrace'

Veteran housing campaigner Piers Corbyn has launched a devastating attack on town hall chiefs for failing to come to the rescue of one of their elderly tenants who lay dead in his home for almost two months despite alarm bells being sounded by a neighbour ...

Jamaican Second World War hero Laurent Phillpotts dies

A well-known Jamaican war veteran who fought for Britain more than 70 years ago has passed away in London.Laurent Phillpotts, a long-standing member of the UK's West Indian Ex-Servicemen and Women's Association and its former public relat ...

Pioneering Black American reporter’s notebook challenged media racism

C Gerald Fraser, who has died aged 90, was a rare breed – you could call him a citizen journalist inside the mainstream press. Openly admired by publisher Arthur Ochs "Punch" Sulzberger Senior, Fraser reported for the leading New York Times ...

Lessons from shock closure of Britain's golden charity

Four years ago, before the sensational closure this summer of the UK’s most celebrated charity, amid allegation of financial mismanagement and sex abuse, Marc Wadsworth ran a blogging course there. Here is his insider’s report.Kids Company&rsq ...

Deaths in custody: families demand involvement in new inquiry

Relatives of deaths in police custody victims have called on UK Home Secretary Theresa May to involve them in a newly announced investigation into the scandal.The mother of Olaseni Lewis, a 23-year-old man who died in a London psychiatric hospital after b ...

UK government's 'cruel welfare cut will fuel youth homelessness'

Abolition of housing benefit for 18-21 year-olds on Jobseekers Allowance, announced today in the Queen’s Speech, has dismayed homelessness charities, writes Ruby Stockham.Jon Sparkes, the chief executive of Crisis, called it a “ ...

TL 'leads the way on news ignored by big media'

The-Latest.com is rapidly emerging as an innovative, important citizen journalism website.Not content with carrying regular scoops and original features on national and international issues – often ignored by the mainstream media – it recently ...

BBC film to recognise Britain's Caribbean heroes

It's the Second World War's 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day tomorrow and, as part of a BBC season commemorating it the corporation is broadcasting a special film about some unsung heroes of the conflict.For not many people know that thou ...

Communities at risk as capital's policing crisis grows

A future Labour government would scrap costly Police and Crime Commissioners and use the £50 million set aside to stage elections next year to protect the 1,100 police officers due to be cut in 2016.The pledge to safeguard numbers of police came as ...

'Use Parliament for social housing' say UK campaigners

Britain’s Houses of Parliament should be converted into affordable flats to save taxpayer money and provide much needed accommodation, claims social housing campaign group Generation Rent.With a prime Central London location, historic architecture a ...

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