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November 03, 2019

Hidden history of African Caribbean Second World War heroes

Brixton’s renowned Black Cultural Archives in south London will host this Saturday the launch of the historic Living Memorial website to honour African Caribbean Second World War heroes on...

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 ...

Journalists stand up for their rights

Rallies are to be held throughout the UK by journalists protesting about what they say is the bad state of the media industry.Described as suffering a "crisis" by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), the industry is criticised for cutting job ...

Green campaigners held by police

Climate change protesters who chained themselves to the main gates of an airport were arrested by police.The group of protesters from Plane Stupid - a group which campaigns against short-haul flights and airport expansion - blocked the entrance to Biggin H ...

Notting Hill Carnival cops fun

Notting Hill Carnival fever is upon us again. For those Caribbean expatriates like myself, who are starved of the culture, music and food of our homeland, Carnival gives us the opportunity to  "jump up", and enjoy this wonderful three-day b ...

Black and Blue: Flashpoint Brixton UK

Web censorship is worldwide threat

Amnesty International has warned that the internet "could change beyond all recognition" unless action is taken against the erosion of online freedoms.The warning comes ahead of a conference organised by Amnesty, where victims of repression will ...

Road works that go on and on...

Deborah Hobson Peckham has acquired a certain fame over the years. The south east London neighbourhood sprang to national prominence in Britain as the location for hit Tv soap Only fools and horses. Then it became notorious for headline-grabbing murders, i ...

Ray of the Rovers

Chris GaynorEleven celebrities showed off their footballing skills at a charity match against local football team Hampton and Richmond Borough FC. The star studied team called Dev's Celebrities XI included hard-man actor Ray Winstone (left), and forme ...

Ghostly MySpace News

Steve O'Hear  When MySpace News launched last month, I described it as the latest move to turn News Corp's social networking site into a one-stop-shop, providing as many reasons as possible for its users to stay within the site. But, despite t ...

Iraq war book wins top blog prize

My War: Killing Time in Iraq, by Colby Buzzell, walked off with the $10,000 2007 Lulu Blooker Prize. The prize comes as the US government is clamping down on soldiers blogging without prior content approval.Associated Press reports that as of May 14, the U ...

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