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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...

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 ...

Our Facebook group becomes largest of its kind

We have reached 3,000 members, cementing our position as Facebook's largest independent English language citizen journalism group. Congrats to all.Let's add other people to the topical, lively people's debate by telling them about the group on ...

Afua's Diary brings African cinema to the mainstream

Set in the UK and Ghana, this romantic drama-comedy follows the life of a pretty young Ghanaian woman who goes through trials and tribulations as her British student visa runs out.Afua Forson Brown's situation is made worse by the constant naggin ...

'How we're fooled into oversharing on social media'

Hardly a day goes by without a story in the news about politicians, celebrities or ordinary members of the public revealing embarrassing or discrediting details about themselves and those around them online.On a smaller scale, we also see this happening a ...

War veteran to star at screening of acclaimed documentary

Veteran Sam King will be guest of honour tonight at a special screening of The-Latest's much praised documentary film about African Caribbean and British Second World War service personnel.It is part of a community rolling out of Divided by race, unite ...

'Workplace alienation a major cause of depression in UK'

A practice of ruthless regimentation of many workplaces threatens the long-term well-being of society, writes John Green.Ask anyone in work today whether they enjoy it and you won’t find many who do.Large numbers of people find their work stressful, ...

'Poor support services creating cycle of homelessness in London'

Rough sleeping has risen by 64 percent in London over four years, and of those one third have been seen sleeping rough in previous years, writes Darren Johnson. London boroughs do all they can to house Londoners seen sleeping rough, but the waiting l ...

'London Black Revolutionaries' protest on behalf of capital's homeless

A group of young Black activists calling themselves “London Black Revolutionaries” or LBR have claimed a victory in their direct–action campaign to get rid of the anti-homeless spikes put up by the supermarket chain Tesco outside one of& ...

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