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March 02, 2021

Judge’s battle against 'racism and bullying' in courts

Fearless Black rights campaigner Peter Herbert is using the huge experience he has amassed as a long-serving lawyer to take on the might of the British legal system in his fight against its racism...

How offensive is the word 'pikey'?

Tom GeogheganFormula One commentator Martin Brundle is being investigated by media watchdog Ofcom after using the term "pikeys" in a television broadcast. But where does the word come from and how offensive is it?It's a word rarely heard on t ...

Attacks on the mentally vulnerable ignored by justice system

British charity Mind has launched a campaign for equal access to justice for people with mental health problems. They say that too often vulnerable people are reluctant to report crimes committed against them. One victim told Mind that contact with the pol ...

Nervy first meeting with your in-laws-to-be

Chloe Miller Everyone feels nervous when planning the first meeting with their partner's parents. But if things go well, it can be a great step for your relationship. My tip is, do your best to impress them because this will improve your relationship w ...

Dads end high-profile rooftop protest

Marc Wadsworth - The-Latest - EXCLUSIVEFathers 4 Justice campaigner Jolly Stanesby has ended his two day rooftop protest at the home of a senior British cabinet minister.Stanesby climbed down from the  £1.5m semi-detached house in a posh Dulwich, ...

DNA records criminalise innocent mental health patients

Matilda MacAttramCharity Black Mental Health UK have launched a new poll to gauge public opinion on the practice of retaining the genetic profiles of mental health patients on the national criminal DNA database.The online survey, launched by the campaign g ...

Obsessive dating waiting game

Keira - Nairobi, Kenya...online dating has made (my) life seem like a re-run of my favourite movie..it's the same thing over again, but it's still exciting, yet absolutely pointless because you already know what's gonna happen....we spot each o ...

Government row with fat cats threatens Asylum seekers' shelter

Marc Wadsworth - EXCLUSIVEStaff have called a strike on Thursday to save a British charity which houses asylum seekers after a dispute between troubleshooting accountants and the Home Office over whether or not it should be closed down. Trade union Unison ...

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Internet sites are 'encouraging' suicide

Sites on the internet may be actively encouraging people who are suicidal to kill themselves rather than trying to change their mind, say British researchers.A worldwide study found people searching the web for information on ways to end their lives were m ...

Our whistle blower's charter

Deborah HobsonFreedom of information law has proved a useful tool for journalists and media organisations, generating news stories by revealing controversial and at times sensational material which would otherwise have stayed secret (see Freedom of Informa ...

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