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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...

Lessons from shock closure of Britain's golden charity

Four years ago, before the sensational closure this summer of the UK’s most celebrated charity, amid allegation of financial mismanagement and sex abuse, Marc Wadsworth ran a blogging course there. Here is his insider’s report.Kids Company&rsq ...

Deaths in custody: families demand involvement in new inquiry

Relatives of deaths in police custody victims have called on UK Home Secretary Theresa May to involve them in a newly announced investigation into the scandal.The mother of Olaseni Lewis, a 23-year-old man who died in a London psychiatric hospital after b ...

UK government's 'cruel welfare cut will fuel youth homelessness'

Abolition of housing benefit for 18-21 year-olds on Jobseekers Allowance, announced today in the Queen’s Speech, has dismayed homelessness charities, writes Ruby Stockham.Jon Sparkes, the chief executive of Crisis, called it a “ ...

TL 'leads the way on news ignored by big media'

The-Latest.com is rapidly emerging as an innovative, important citizen journalism website.Not content with carrying regular scoops and original features on national and international issues – often ignored by the mainstream media – it recently ...

BBC film to recognise Britain's Caribbean heroes

It's the Second World War's 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day tomorrow and, as part of a BBC season commemorating it the corporation is broadcasting a special film about some unsung heroes of the conflict.For not many people know that thou ...

Communities at risk as capital's policing crisis grows

A future Labour government would scrap costly Police and Crime Commissioners and use the £50 million set aside to stage elections next year to protect the 1,100 police officers due to be cut in 2016.The pledge to safeguard numbers of police came as ...

'Use Parliament for social housing' say UK campaigners

Britain’s Houses of Parliament should be converted into affordable flats to save taxpayer money and provide much needed accommodation, claims social housing campaign group Generation Rent.With a prime Central London location, historic architecture a ...

Our Facebook group becomes largest of its kind

We have reached 3,000 members, cementing our position as Facebook's largest independent English language citizen journalism group. Congrats to all.Let's add other people to the topical, lively people's debate by telling them about the group on ...

Afua's Diary brings African cinema to the mainstream

Set in the UK and Ghana, this romantic drama-comedy follows the life of a pretty young Ghanaian woman who goes through trials and tribulations as her British student visa runs out.Afua Forson Brown's situation is made worse by the constant naggin ...

'How we're fooled into oversharing on social media'

Hardly a day goes by without a story in the news about politicians, celebrities or ordinary members of the public revealing embarrassing or discrediting details about themselves and those around them online.On a smaller scale, we also see this happening a ...

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