March 2009

Sport is the untapped resource Britain needs to exploit

Matt Gardner - Online columnist   In times of economic strife, it's easy to lose touch with the things that will be most dear to us in the future. With the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games in London, one thing seems key to helping the UK on more levels ...

Dying celebrity in sick website taunt

Phil Simms - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEJade Goody has been targeted by a website that ranks celebrities on their likelihood to die in 2009. Sick, deathlist.net has identified 50 celebrities who it feels are unlikely to last another 12 months. Although she didn ...

Churchill-inspired facist campaign angers leading Tory

Conservative Member of the UK Parliament Nicholas Soames has called for action to be taken against the far right British National Party (BNP) to stop them using an image of his famous war leader grandfather on a campaign leaflet.Mr Soames, MP for Mid Susse ...

New president is building a better Ghana

Tamara Obeng  It is a whole 52 years since the Republic of Ghana was granted independence by the British and two months since John Atta-Mills became the new president. The country, previously called the Gold Coast because of its vast reserves of the p ...

Whatever happened to childhood?

Raj Sandhu   Many people claim that children seem to be growing up too fast. I never used to pay attention to these suggestions as my younger brother was proof enough for me that it couldn't be true. However, after my recent visit to a primary sch ...

When celebs declare war on hacks

David Levin - MSN Entertainment     Journalists have always had a habit of winding up celebrities; it's part of the job! But every so often, one wordsmith writes something that causes a major ruckus. So as top BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles and ...

Fashion opens door to better rights for Afghan women

  Heidi KingstoneWith US First Lady Michele Obama's arms being so much in the news, it's hard to imagine that most Afghan women remain shrouded in their stifling burkas. There was a moment, when the Taliban were on the run, that it seemed poss ...

Uncovered: Truth about UK's heartless treatment of asylum seekers

Fifi AfobeIt has come to my attention that children as young as eight are being  "traumatised" by the the British immigration authorities. This reality is painful to accept for me, the child of parents who escaped the war-torn Democratic Rep ...

The-Latest featured photographer

Several young, creative photographers have agreed to work with The-Latest to share some of their exciting images for your enjoyment. The third in our series is Paul Watson.Paul, 37, completed his studies in photography in 1993 and was awarded an Associates ...

If prime minister puts people first he can win

Atma Singh - Ex-London Mayor advisor Gordon Brown made a strategic misjudgement by claiming to have eliminated disastrous "boom and bust" economics. In doing so he was guilty of using political rhetoric above a legitimate level.The British prime ...

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