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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...

Blooker prize gongs for best blogs

Judges have announced the short-list for a literary prize aimed at honouring the best books based on blogs. Among the 15 short-listed "blooks" is one which claims to have invented a new genre of fiction. Last year's winning blook - Julie and ...

From citizen journalism myth to reality

Bertrand Pecquerie Citizen journalism has been haunting newsrooms since Dan Gilmor wrote We the Media Grassroots Journalism for the People by the Poeple in 2004. Suddenly, for Gillmor epigone and imitators (not for Gillmor himself), there was a new hero, t ...

Brothers are last people to speak dialect

An internet-based cultural archive is to record a rare dialect that is only spoken by two elderly brothers before it disappears forever.Bobby Hogg, 87, and his brother Gordon, 80, are believed to be the last fluent speakers of the "Cromarty fisher dia ...

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'Plastic Police' Under Fire

 The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEPolice Community Support Officers, hailed as the answer to more 'bobbies on the beat', are at the centre of a row about their role. The Government is facing a backlash from police chiefs over the increasing number of civ ...

Alarm as NHS files go up in smoke

THE-LATEST EXCLUSIVE Deborah Hobson London flag ship hospital Chelsea & Westminster is at the centre of allegations of a major cover-up over the loss of up to 240,000 patient files in a huge warehouse blaze. The-Latest can reveal that the six-storey ...

Profile: Patricia Foster

Patricia Foster is a writer, performer and broadcaster. Drawing on her own experiences, Foster's poetry is intimate and emotive. She has performed in numerous plays and hosts a radio show, interviewing guests such as the musician Don-e and Nubrownsoul. ...

Citizen journalism is a 'democratic conversation'

Richard Keeble The key to citizen journalism is that it reverses the traditional dissemination of news from a lecture to the public by powerful journalists to a democratic 'conversation', editor Marc Wadsworth told students at the University of Li ...

Islamophobia Rears Its Ugly Head

Senior British politicians and the country's media have been accused of fuelling anti-Islamic feelings over the wearing of veils by Muslims in the UK. Nazir Ahmed, the first Muslim to sit in the House of Lords - Britain's upper house of parliam ...

'Fare Dodger' Throttled By Officials

This is the moment an inspector throttles a suspected fare dodger.The official puts both his hands round the man's throat while a colleague helps pin him to the ground by holding down his arms, legs and body.A citizen journalist passenger waiting at So ...

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