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January 22, 2018

Embattled locals fight against plans to bulldoze their communities

Angry Londoners are fighting back against community regeneration plans that always lead to people removal. Never has popular action seemed more relevant writes, Thom Blair.Their housing habitats and...

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 ...

Campaign to save the State is on the up

Tanya CouttsEager campaigners gathered together outside the State Cinema, Grays, Essex, last weekend to raise awareness of the building's history and the uncertainty of its future. The response they received from the public was overwhelming with more ...

Beauty of citizen journalism

Masimba Biriwasha - Ohmynews columnistAs a citizen journalist I don't have to peddle to the economic, ideological or political interests of the proprietors of the enterprise. My primary obligation is to tell the story like it is: that is, to be honest ...

Feminine invitation to get hitched

Sarah Dean Once in every four years is it deemed  'acceptable' for a woman to ask a man to marry her. February 29th apparently allows women to be freed from the usual marriage conventions. In this day and age when tradition in marriage often t ...

Journalese is gobbledegook

Graeme WhitfieldMy suggestion for a dictionary that can provide a translation to those words you only ever see in newspapers has proved highly popular as you will read later in the responses to this piece. It's clear that many journalists (and I've ...

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