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May 07, 2022

Long Covid-19 emergency: UK government must act now

An alarming 1.8 million people in Britain are estimated to be living with long Covid, amounting to 2.8 percent of the population, new figures suggest. This is up almost 6 per cent from the 1...

Support worker's protest against pensions injustice and cuts

On November 30 millions of public sector workers will take industrial action across the UK for pensions justice and against the government's austerity programme. Campaigning anti-poverty charity War on Want is urging its supporters to add their voices in s ...

Special offer: national Media and the Riots event

 Dear Member of The-Latest I'm delighted to be able to make a special, one-off  offer to you as a valued member of The-Latest which  is co-hosting an amazing event with the Citizen Journalism Educational  Trust. It is for you to ge ...

Be part of the 'Media and the Riots' big debate

 We all have views about whether or not the shocking events in our inner cities of August were covered in a fair and balanced way by big media. Many black people, particularly young ones, I have spoken with think the “riots” were badly reported, with ...

UK anti-terror law spying abuse by local councils

Johnny GreatexThe Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) was brought in by Tony Blair’s Labour government in 2000 to combat terrorism. But UK local authorities also used the surveillance legislation to investigate minor offences, including checking ...

Care regulator 'suppressing data' on ethnicity and mental health

Lorraine ConnollyBlack Mental Health UK (BMH) has called for data collected on mental health services and ethnicity to be made public, after growing concerns across the community over delays in publishing the information. BMH is worried that "moves are afo ...

Council in u-turn over giant street hare

Owners of a popular recording studio complex in Hackney are celebrating after their local council reversed a decision to white wash over an artwork painted on the side of their building.Last month The Premises studio in north east London was told by Hackne ...

Two strikes and you're inside

The Indeterminate Public Protection sentence or IPP has been hitting the headlines ever since it was introduced in the UK in 2005. The automatic life sentence, with which it shares many similarities, has received a lot less attention writes Francesca Coone ...

Building a fairer future for all in the UK

Charlotte Spring on behalf of ATD Fourth World 2010 has been designated the European Year to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion and, all year, events across the country have been organised to explore the issues facing people experiencing poverty in the UK ...

Foolish: Black politician gives support to Muslim hate group

A former councillor has been criticised for making an inflammatory speech at a controversial rally.Michael Johnson, of Dean Street, Darwen, was a guest speaker at the English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Bradford city centre on Saturday.The former ...

The Big Issue is homelessness

Deborah HobsonIt is estimated that there are at least a million people in Britain who are homeless. Half a million of them are living on the streets or in doorways and the rest are in squats or temporary shelters. Unemployment, debt, relationship breakdown ...

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