June 2007

Will Brown have the bottle to lead?

With just days to go before Chancellor Gordon Brown taking over as British prime minister, we must ask the question, can he grasp the leadership nettle? Chris Gaynor discusses the importance of vision and teamwork when you are the person in charge. Tony Bl ...

Why A British National Day?

Communities minister Ruth Kelly and Immigration minister Liam Byrne, have decided that it would be a good idea to celebrate British identity by having a National British Day, writes Chris Gaynor.Forgive me if I reach out for the bucket, but when the humbug ...

Judge frees activists 'hounded by police'

Billy Kenber Fourteen animal rights protesters were acquitted following a month-long trial, after the judge ruled that police had acted unlawfully to stop their demonstration.The activists were cleared of disobeying police orders when demonstrating at Oxf ...

Web censorship is worldwide threat

Amnesty International has warned that the internet "could change beyond all recognition" unless action is taken against the erosion of online freedoms.The warning comes ahead of a conference organised by Amnesty, where victims of repression will ...

Governments exposed over need for 'war on terror'

New figures from the European police agency (Europol) reveal that Islamist terror attacks make up less than one per cent of terrorism throughout the continent. Unsurprisingly, there has been little in the news media about the embarrassing fact for the Bush ...

Blood-sucking vampire moth is on the loose

Nearly 200 sightings have been made of a vampire moth in Finland - nothing to do with Eurovision song contest-winning monster group Lordi being based there, of course.Professor Kauri Mikkola writes in the June issue of the Finnish nature periodical Suomen ...

Road works that go on and on...

Deborah Hobson Peckham has acquired a certain fame over the years. The south east London neighbourhood sprang to national prominence in Britain as the location for hit Tv soap Only fools and horses. Then it became notorious for headline-grabbing murders, i ...

Oil rebels call ceasefire

Nigeria's main guerilla group in the oil-rich Niger Delta region has pledged a one-month suspension of hostilities to allow the newly-elected government to create a peace plan. A spokesman for the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) ...

He's not amused

This English gentleman captured by The-latest in this photograph seems unimpressed at the sight of Guardsmen on horseback, stopping traffic in the West End, London,on a hot Saturday afternoon.

'Superman' Ken's heady collection of gifts

London Mayor Ken Livingstone's taste for the high life has been exposed by his decision to keep some generous gifts he has received over the past six months, as The-Latest's eagle-eyed Chris Gaynor discovered. Livingstone's booty is listed on t ...

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