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July 12, 2019

Prisons scandal a blot on UK's human rights record

This year alone the British media has run countless stories about the "deteriorating" conditions inside the country's jails. And now it is official.In a hard-hitting paper, the chief...

Doctor reveals billions are being spent on IT not patients

Dr John MackayBritish government plans for a multi-billion pounds national health service computer system is being hotly debated again, I see. A committee of British members of parliament has serious concerns about the delays in implementation of new IT s ...

What a state our once proud cinema is in

Tanya CouttsGrays Town Centre is not a famous place, despite once being home to a few celebrities such as British TV's Joe Pasquale and Russell Brand.But this little known town near to Tilbury Docks in Thurrock in the south east of Essex, England, boa ...

Mayor calls in police and suspends key adviser

London's mayor has suspended his race adviser after a series of allegations of corruption. Mayor Ken Livingstone said he had taken the step after Lee Jasper himself asked for the newspaper allegations to be referred to the police to investigate - a cla ...

Dramatic rise in mobile phone and online bullying

Growing numbers of British children say they are carrying knives and bottles to defend themselves against bullies, according to a new report.Children's rights director for England Roger Morgan warned that bullying by mobile phones and websites are on ...

These 'leaders' no longer speak for Black London

Nirpal Singh DhaliwalReading in the Evening Standard about the London Mayor's highly paid race adviser's links to Black organisations that have been granted  £2.5 million in public funding while appearing to do very little, I felt a touch ...

The winner is...

Marc WadsworthHis writing in the blog 'Deaths expose France's hidden racism' painted stark word pictures. The article had a vividness and immediacy unrivalled by the other contenders in the competition to find the best blogger on The-Latest. Ye ...

BBC jumps on citizen journalism bandwagon

Britain's premier public broadcasting service has launched a bid to capitalise on citizen journalism. The BBC's new initiative is being fronted by respected BBC reporter presenter George Alagiah whom viewers, listeners and readers are being encoura ...

Who's the lucky winner?

Marc Wadsworth Happy New Year. I trust that 2008 will be an annus mirabulus rather than horribulus for you. The-Latest's contributing editor Deborah Hobson used the festive season to draw up a long list of best bloggers for me to decide the winner of t ...

'Machine-gun students', says top publisher

Jonross Swaby - EXCLUSIVEControversial BIG Issue magazine founder John Bird launched an astonishing attack on students during a mock interview at London's prestigious City University.During a talk for second-year journalism undergraduates, Mr Bird, 61, ...

Blair - should he stay or go?

Deborah Hobson Embattled British Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair appears to be a man with a mission. And not the 007 Bond type to save Queen and country from some awful villain. Blair is fighting to save his reputation and job after his poli ...

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