July 2009

Row over Mayor's new website targeting jobless graduates

Tom BarnesLondon's mayor has boldly claimed the capital will lead the way out of the current recession by nurturing its talent pool of graduates, despite having the highest unemployment rate in the country. But critics have slammed his "ill-informed" new w ...

Pressure mounts on Prime Minister to increase number of Black MPs

David Hencke and Marc Wadsworth - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEGordon Brown is facing a fresh rebellion in Parliament for standing in the way of the aspirations of Black and ethnic minority people by blocking the introduction of all-Black short lists for constitu ...

Pin-up Watts makes it a family affair at film festival

The-Latest - EXCLUSIVE The Giffoni International Film Festival (this year called the Giffoni Experience) is the largest children's film festival in Europe. It takes place in the small Italian village of Giffoni Valle Piana in Southern Italy, close to S ...

Captivating images from our unassuming featured photographer

           The-Latest   welcomes Marlon Ruddock to its series on creative and inspiring photographers who have agreed to share their images with us for your enjoyment. Marlon is our eighth Fe ...

Let's do it the American way

Matt Gardner - Online columnist According to the doomsayers, if we don't do something about the global economy now we'll all perish. But maybe we'll have a protracted length of time where we'll register negative or zero growth before slowly ...

Freedom of Information Act 'undermined' by severe delays

The findings of a recent report by the Campaign for Freedom of Information, which investigated the response times of the Information Commissioner's Office to Freedom of Information complaints, has found that long delays by the Commissioner's Office ...

An untapped talent and the art of photography

The-Latest is delighted to introduce to you the work of Mike Farrier, as part of its feature on inspirational photographers who have agreed to share their images with us for your enjoyment. Mike, who is 31 and says he was born in a basement flat on Priory ...

Venezuelan president and UK MP unite to break Gaza siege

Outspoken British Member of Parliament George Galloway is planning a new aid convoy to the besieged Gaza Strip with controversial Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez..According to a report published by the Ma'an news agency, Galloway is currently in Egypt a ...

Don't believe 'gangster' rappers hype urges Black music mogul

Top US music executive Devyne Stephens has recently exposed the fake backgrounds of rap arists saying that at least 85 per cent of mainstream rappers make up or exaggerate stories about their criminal past.While rap music and culture has infiltrated mainst ...

London through the eyes of an artist

             The-Latest continues its feature on inspirational photographers who share with us their images for your enjoyment. Brian Usher, our Picture Editor, introduces the work of artist ...

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