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January 22, 2018

Embattled locals fight against plans to bulldoze their communities

Angry Londoners are fighting back against community regeneration plans that always lead to people removal. Never has popular action seemed more relevant writes, Thom Blair.Their housing habitats and...

Respect paid to famed Jamaican war veteran Sam King

Tributes to trailblazing Jamaican Second World War veteran Sam King have been flooding in after his death in the UK aged 90.The first Black mayor of Southwark, in south London, 33 years ago, King has been hailed as a "pioneer" in British politic ...

'We must fight government jobcentre cruelty against the poor'

You may have seen the reviews of Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake. It reduced hardened film critics in Cannes to tears with its story about the cruelty that jobcentres and the DWP dish out to ordinary people throughout the country. Interestingly, Lo ...

In a mess: UK arrangements for housing asylum seekers

We urgently need to rethink the way we receive asylum seekers in Britain. Earlier in the year, it emerged that asylum seekers in the Middlesborough area were suffering from racist abuse, apparently as a result of living in easily identifiable ho ...

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 ...

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