August 2008

Lifted in London for not paying car tax

Lightning Bolt is Man of the Olympics

Marc Wadsworth Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt became man of the Beijing Olympics - minutes ago not only adding the 200m gold to the one he won for the 100m but again breaking a world record.He is only the second male competitor in history to hold bot ...

It's a hard life at university

Teena Varsani Our time spent at university is often described as the best years of one's life with endless fun and partying. But, all of this is overshadowed by the incredible financial debt incurred as a student.Living as an undergraduate is becoming ...

Tree kills white van man during high winds

This is the scene after a driver was killed when a tree fell on his van, narrowly missing a passenger who slumped in his seat seconds before the impact.A workman was killed and two colleagues injured when a tree crashed into their van in high winds in Lond ...

Obama doesn't really care a toss about Europe

Hadleigh RobertsObamamania will end in disappointment for all. Barack Obama's media portrayal, persona and reception really are too good to be true, and the result will be hubris on his part and disillusionment on ours.While there is a feeling of inevi ...

President Bush, why don't you shut up?

This is an extraordinary open letter from Russia's government newspaper Pravda to American president George Bush following his outspoken comments about the military crisis in Georgia. President Bush,Why don't you shut up? In your statement on M ...

How to become a top photojournalist

NameEamonn McCabeJob titleFreelance photographer and former Guardian picture editor. Four times sports photographer of the year between 1978 and 1984 and news photographer of the year in 1985. Six times picture editor of the year.How I became interested i ...

Whatever happened to all-Black shortlists for political hopefuls?

Kingsley AbramsBlack activists in the Labour Party reacted with astonishment and dismay to the news that the Government had bootled out of including the all-Black shortlist proposal in Cabinet minister Harriet Harman's 2009 Equality Bill.We have long c ...

Musings on Melville, Obama, America and The World

Milverton WallaceI was searching my mind recently for that famous quotation from Melville, the one about America belonging to the whole world. I couldn't find it even in the dusty corners of my memory.But instinct happily took me to a rereading of C.L. ...

Does China have a colour bar at the Olympics?

Nsenga Burton It seems that the days of socially conscious athletes like Muhammad Ali are over. Why haven't these sports people protested at the Beijing Olympics? Whether they want to drink at the bars or not. These high paid commercial smiling Negro ...

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