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July 18, 2020

Knife crime: Shocking rise as UK capital worse hit

Official figures released this week show that knife crime in England and Wales have risen by 6 percent to a record high. Police-recorded offences involving a knife or sharp instrument...

Gurkhas win right to retire in UK

Former Gurkha soldiers from Nepal have won their legal bid to secure the right to retire in Britain.The soldiers began a high court challenge earlier this month against a ruling that those who retired before 1997 have no automatic right to live in the UK.A ...

A Tribute to John's Journey

Karen Hatter Shortly after Labour Day, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and elsewhere throughout the United States, it's back to school for millions of children.So it was, on September 14, 1988, twenty years ago, when John, a 10th grade student, beginning ...

TUC condemns abuse of journalism freedoms

Patrick SmithBritain's trade union leaders have expressed  "grave concern" at the erosion of civil liberties, its effect on journalism and the threat to journalists' confidential sources.TheTrade Union Congress (TUC) conference in Br ...

Vital economic link between Carnival and the London Olympics

Thomas L BlairNotting Hill Carnival organisers have hitched this summer's  "wicked blast" to London's 2012 Olympic Games. They will be looking to gain a sponsorship bonanza for the premier African Caribbean holiday event. However, t ...

Fans celebrate Obama's 47th

London supporters of American presidential hopeful Barack Obama celebrated his birthday with champagne in London last night. Fifty of them - mainly American Democrats based in Britain - attended a  £15 a head 'meet up' at the Texan Embas ...

Expert says police 'stop and search is racially biased'

Aimee Kapfunde - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEEx-top cop David Michael has rejected the controversial term "Black on Black" crime to describe the wave of fatal knifings in the British capital.The former detective chief inspector and current chair of the ...

Top journalist says Fleet Street is demonising Muslims

Dominic PonsfordDaily Mail columnist Peter Oborne has warned that British newspapers are part of a "dangerous demonising" of the country's 1.6 million Muslims. His article comes on the same day that the Daily Express apologised for giving the ...

MPs condemn Heinz ban on 'gay kiss' advert

Outspoken Black British Member of Parliament Diane Abbott has called on food manufacturer Heinz to reconsider its controversial decision to axe a Deli Mayo Tv advert which featured two men kissing. The commercial was withdrawn by the American multinational ...

'Rogue' workers exposed online

Workers accused of theft or damage could soon find themselves blacklisted on a register to be shared among employers. It will be good for profits but campaigners say innocent people could find it impossible to get another job.To critics it sounds like a sc ...

Black is finally in fashion at Vogue

It's an open secret in the fashion industry: Black models rarely get jobs on catwalks, in magazines and on billboards. According to executives, they do not inspire women to spend money. Apart from Naomi Campbell in one Louis Vuitton advertisement thi ...

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