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November 03, 2019

Hidden history of African Caribbean Second World War heroes

Brixton’s renowned Black Cultural Archives in south London will host this Saturday the launch of the historic Living Memorial website to honour African Caribbean Second World War heroes on the...

UK anti-terror law spying abuse by local councils

Johnny GreatexThe Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) was brought in by Tony Blair’s Labour government in 2000 to combat terrorism. But UK local authorities also used the surveillance legislation to investigate minor offences, including checking ...

Care regulator 'suppressing data' on ethnicity and mental health

Lorraine ConnollyBlack Mental Health UK (BMH) has called for data collected on mental health services and ethnicity to be made public, after growing concerns across the community over delays in publishing the information. BMH is worried that "moves are afo ...

Council in u-turn over giant street hare

Owners of a popular recording studio complex in Hackney are celebrating after their local council reversed a decision to white wash over an artwork painted on the side of their building.Last month The Premises studio in north east London was told by Hackne ...

Two strikes and you're inside

The Indeterminate Public Protection sentence or IPP has been hitting the headlines ever since it was introduced in the UK in 2005. The automatic life sentence, with which it shares many similarities, has received a lot less attention writes Francesca Coone ...

Building a fairer future for all in the UK

Charlotte Spring on behalf of ATD Fourth World 2010 has been designated the European Year to Combat Poverty and Social Exclusion and, all year, events across the country have been organised to explore the issues facing people experiencing poverty in the UK ...

Foolish: Black politician gives support to Muslim hate group

A former councillor has been criticised for making an inflammatory speech at a controversial rally.Michael Johnson, of Dean Street, Darwen, was a guest speaker at the English Defence League (EDL) demonstration in Bradford city centre on Saturday.The former ...

The Big Issue is homelessness

Deborah HobsonIt is estimated that there are at least a million people in Britain who are homeless. Half a million of them are living on the streets or in doorways and the rest are in squats or temporary shelters. Unemployment, debt, relationship breakdown ...

How citizen journalism has become a global force

Bloggers and Tweeters have taken news reporting into their own hands and are changing the face of journalism, reports Michael Buerk, of the BBC. More than eight out of 10 Americans have a mobile phone according to the International Association for Wireless ...

Blogging has finally lost its geeky image

Heather Sunderland    Blogging has left behind its late ‘90s stereotype of being something that geeky teenage boys do in their bedrooms.It is now a firm part of modern day culture enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Business bloggers, ...

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