July 2006

Dirty Ron Public Enemy Number One?

Scott Hammond   Now please excuse the headline, as it may not be an accurate account of a player who has more talent in his right foot than I have in my entire body. But on Wednesday, let it be noted that Portugal were rightfully taken out of the ...

'Your Mum's A....'

James Ankobia Opening a sentence with ‘your mum’ will usually buy you a right hook in the playgrounds up and down this country. So one can only image the words Marco Materazzi muttered on the playing fields of the Olympiastadion in Germany last ...

'Hoodies' Defended By Surprise Figures

Youths have been controversially banned from wearing hoods in some UK shopping centres. But they have found two unlikely establishment allies. The Church of England’s second in command wore a red 'hoodie' himself when he addressed a Bradford ...

7/7 Survivor's Blog - By Rachel North

 MY JOURNEY ON THE TRAIN OF DEATH   I was on the Piccadilly Line of the London Tube, traveling from Kings Cross station to Russell Square. A bomb went off in my train carriage and 26 people died in the blast and 340 were maimed and wounded. ...

'Be Fair When You Think Of Bomb Victims'

  Church leader Bishop Joe Aldred (left) has urged the British public to be even-handed on the first anniversary of the 7/7 bombings in the UK capital and remember people killed in Iraq as well as London. The highly respected chair of the C ...

What`s So Great About Being British?

  Debates have been raging about Britishness. Is it summed up by the flag of St George? Embodied by our cricket or football team? Hang on. Doesn''t that exclude the Scots, Welsh, Irish and others in this multicultural country? According ...

Finnish Celebs Want 'Sambo' Image Ban

Lola OdusogaDan O'BrienDionne PoundsRaymond EbanksFamous 'Black Finns' have lent their weight to a campaign to ban racist images on the packets of popular Finnish sweets. A former Miss Finland, Olympic gold medallist, top US basketball player ...

Busta's Back With A Bang

Scott Hammond There are very few albums that can be classed as classics. The Fugees The Score is one of them. Illmatic by Nas is also regarded by many as an instant classic. But the seventh cut from Busta Rhymes has to rank among one of the best albums of ...

Boy Brings Grim 1980s Back To Life

James Combes Education is a beautiful thing. It is even more effective when the subject matter is something about which you thought that there was nothing to tell.David Eldridge’s Market Boy, is currently playing at the National Theatre on Londo ...

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