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May 06, 2022

'Working-class representation in British journalism hits record low'

 A newly-released Diversity in Journalism report found that working-class people were heavily unrepresented in the news industry and that journalists were almost twice as likely as the general...

The Night Tragic Victoria Died

It’s the seventh anniversary of little Victoria Climbe’s death this month. An eyewitness tells The-Latest about the tragic events of the night of February 24 1999, when he desperately fought to save her life and unwittingly became inv ...

Meningitis Alert

By Christine HoseinParents are being given urgent new advice about recognising signs of a killer disease in children. This follows publication in highly-respected medical journal The Lancet of a study of meningitis by a team of Oxford University doctors. T ...

Navy's Boozer Blunder

Jemma TippingThere were red faces among Royal Navy top brass after a sensitive document was left in a Portsmouth pub popular with sailors. The dossier, marked "restricted", detailed the planned exact movements of the frigate HMS St Albans in the ...

Who said 'Marriage'?

Apparently it is in the name of equality. The words marriage and wedding are to be removed from register offices in the UK following the introduction of gay civil unions. Staff have been advised to change all signs to ensure equal treatment for homosexual ...

Web History-Making

Tsunami - the Asian tidal wave disaster of a year ago - has been named by the Webby Awards as one of its 10 web moments that changed the world. It marked the coming of age of citizen media, when "ordinary people armed only with digital cameras and int ...

Trail Blazing News

By Jemima KissReaction to the massive fires at the Buncefield oil depot  demonstrated how citizen reporting is becoming an instinctive public response to major news events. The BBC received 6,500 emails containing mobile phone photos and video clips - ...

Bingeing Britain

By Jemma Tipping Streets covered in vomit. Violence spiralling out of control. A nation of drunken hooligans. Critics say that 24-hour licensing laws in Britain will result in chaos. Pubs and clubs are now able to stay open round the clock. Some commentat ...

Supermarket Workers Under Threat

By Deborah HobsonDraconian work place practices may be underpinning the success of supermarket giant Tesco, as reported to The Latest.com (see 'Tescomania' and comments). Tesco's phenomenal growth, marked by its strategy of providing a complete shopping ex ...

Death toll mystery of 7/7

How many people died as a result of the July 7 terrorist attacks in central London? The official total is 52, which excludes the four suicide bombers. But, when this figure was first made public by Britain's Iraq war ally John Howard, the prime minister of ...

Rodney King

The Holiday Videotape A nine-minute and twenty videotape taken by George Holliday turned what would otherwise have been a violent, but soon forgotten, encounter between Los Angeles police and Rodney King into one of the most widely watched and discussed in ...

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