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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...

African ancestry of the royals

Russia's mixed-race national poet Alexander Pushkin is an ancestor of the Queen of England’s husband Prince Phillip.  It was Pushkin who famously wrote the "Blackamoor of Peter the Great," an unfinished romance about the poet's Ethiopi ...

Captivating images from our unassuming featured photographer

           The-Latest   welcomes Marlon Ruddock to its series on creative and inspiring photographers who have agreed to share their images with us for your enjoyment. Marlon is our eighth Fe ...

Mayor's new bus for London bill 'out of control'

How many prototypes would you make if you were creating a bespoke vehicle? The London Transport Routemaster (absolutely no relation to the New Bus for London) was developed after four different prototypes were created by three different ...

Top media trends to watch in 2012

Federica Cherubini and Emma Heald 2011 was a big year for news in more ways than one. Reporters were amply tested in their coverage of big breaking news stories.This included the death of Osama Bin Laden or Muammar Gaddafi, major disasters such as the Fuku ...

Black star's new album cover reignites skin colour controversy

Debbie EmeryBlack American R & B chart-topper Beyoncé has been criticised in the past for turning her back on her African-American heritage. Pale-skinned photos from her latest album cover, which make her almost unrecognisable, are sure to ad ...

Major poll finds Brits at odds over immigration

A global poll, out last week, showed that world economic turmoil and migration following the Arab Spring, had little impact on attitudes to immigration. This was particularly true of the US and five European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ital ...

Bush and Blair war crimes trial that media ignored

We live in a world ruled by people who call evil good and good evil. They designate people, the powerful ones, as being worthy of respect and admiration, writes Margaret Kimberley.The presidents and prime ministers are given a pass, no matter how awful th ...

Wyclef Jean's Haiti charity is 'still corrupt'

John CookRemember how Wyclef Jean, former frontman for the Fugees, promised to clean up his sham charity last year after it started raising $1 million a day in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti? Guess what. After the Haitian earthquake, Jean's charity Ye ...

UK mental health emergency services 'failing patients'

People with urgent mental health issues struggle to access the emergency treatment they need, according to a new independent inquiry.The Listening to experience research findings was released by leading UK mental health charity Mind this week.Hundreds of p ...

Innocent murder accused man framed by media speaks out

Remember Chris Jefferies? If you don't, the front pages from last Christmas time will no doubt ring a bell. He's the retired schoolteacher from Bristol who was wrongly suspected of Joanna Yeates' murder - and was thoroughly monstered by most of Fleet Stree ...

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