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January 16, 2019

Police numbers plummet as serious crime rises in London

A series of cuts imposed by the British government have left police in London with a significant decrease in the number of officers investigating homicides.Police personnel investigating murder...
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Artwork draws attention to destruction of rain forests

Indigenous Brazilians blessed an art installation featuring giant tropical tree stumps in Trafalgar Square, London. The special work put on show in the UK is designed to symbolise the devastating effects of deforestation worldwide. Chief Tashka, of the Yaw ...

Dramatic video of anti-BNP demo outside BBC HQ

Intrepid broadcast students braved clashes between protestors and the police to get dramatic footage for The-Latest of the anti-BNP demonstration outside the BBC's UK Television Centre. The three-minute video package made by Flora Desponts, Dominic Ka ...

Artist raises thousands for charity with his magnum opus

Landscape artist David Anthony Hall (www.senezio.com) has teamed up with a group of vendors and suppliers on a charitable work that will be premiered at his first West End solo exhibition (1st to 14th June 1-14 as a solo exhibition and from then until June ...

Michelle Rodgers makes history as rail union’s first woman leader

Rail and searfarers union RMT today elected its first woman president. Left-winger Michelle Rodgers won a landslide victory over establishment-favoured Steve Shaw, who was billed as the “unity candidate”.Rodgers got 7,198 votes to Shaw’s ...

Drug addiction among US war veterans 'an epidemic'

Opioid drug abuse has killed more Americans than the US wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan combined, highlighting the growing opioid crisis in the United States, according to government data. US war veterans are twice as likely as non-veterans to die f ...

Uppercut: Black hair and skin campaign success

A brave campaign to tackle the unequal behind-the-camera treatment of Black actors by TV and film make-up and hairstylists has delivered a groundbreaking course that promises to end the neglect by professionals of their hair and skin.Organised by the ...

UK acid attack victims demand tougher government action

Survivors of acid attacks in the UK have raised a call for stricter laws against perpetrators and demanded stringent measures for the purchasing of corrosive substances after a spate of assaults in recent weeks. Sulphuric acid in drain cleaners, ...

'Hackers takeover Twitter accounts to spread fake news'

Social media hackers are hijacking Twitter accounts and spreading misinformation in a new kind of attack according to digital rights group Access Now. The accounts of human rights activists and journalists in Venezuela and Bahrain have been the ...

Food bank Britain: Millions at risk of starvation

As much as 1.2 million emergency food bank supplies were given out to hungry families over the past year with the government’s changes to benefits largely blamed for the record-high figures. Britain’s biggest food bank charity the Trussell Trus ...

'Britain's chaotic and humiliating welfare system is broken'

The Conservative MP Tim Laughton tweeted that his night at the BAFTA ceremony on February 12 had been ruined by “the usual predictable drivel from Ken Loach in his own La La Land” during the director’s acceptance speechfor the O ...

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