February 2007

What about the slaves who freed themselves?

Effie Jordan Toussaint L'Ouverture or William Wilberforce  — which name is more familiar to you? Each played a crucial, though very different role in the events which led to Britain passing an Act to end the transatlantic slave trade in ...

Cows that lay eggs

One in 10 eight-year-olds do not realise that pork chops come from pigs. And some even believe that cows lay eggs.A new survey also reveals that nearly two out of 10 children had no idea where yoghurt comes from. Eight per cent of youngsters did not realis ...

Prison guards foil bum theft

Laura WatsonCourt offiicials could not hide their laughter when they heard how a prisoner attempted to steal his doctor's mobile phone by hiding it in his bum. Ahmed Haden, 28, from Monmouth Road, East Ham, in east London, was serving a three month ...

BBC accused of 'trivialising' rape

Charlotte BrowneWomen demonstrated outside the BBC after the  broadcaster refused to withdraw a new reality TV show which they claimed gratuitously depicted a rape trial for no other reason than to get big viewing figures. The Verdict, aired over ...

Brothers are last people to speak dialect

An internet-based cultural archive is to record a rare dialect that is only spoken by two elderly brothers before it disappears forever.Bobby Hogg, 87, and his brother Gordon, 80, are believed to be the last fluent speakers of the "Cromarty fisher dia ...

Turkeys piled high with no one to buy...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Upsetting 'asshole' Republicans in suits

Danielle Goldstein Perching inertly on a stretch of plush leather sofas, Damien Kulash flutters his fetching long eyelashes toward the floor. Despite his ostentatious stage antics with earnest-looking Ok Go band he is a much more reserved character on hi ...

'Plastic Police' Under Fire

 The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEPolice Community Support Officers, hailed as the answer to more 'bobbies on the beat', are at the centre of a row about their role. The Government is facing a backlash from police chiefs over the increasing number of civ ...

Blogging is the new TV

James AnkobiaBloggers will have to  'watch' what they say from now on following dramatic new findings. A survey reveals that the practice is now more effective than TV advertising. In what was the first of its kind, a multi-agency study quest ...