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December 23, 2023

Watchdog won't act over serial Jewish Chronicle failures

The sham ‘regulator’ admits there are standards problems at Sir Robbie Gibb’s newspaper but insists – against all the evidence – that it has the matter under control, writes Brian Cathcart. “We...

Scandal of mixed-race British babies 'shipped to the US'

Thousands of illegitimate mixed-race children fathered by Black American GIs during the second world war were given up by their British mothers and shipped across the Atlantic, according to newly released papers.The issue of how to deal with the unwanted ...

Spooky happenings under London Bridge

Builders at the site of a new tourist attraction in Britain's capital city are refusing to work alone after skeletons were found in a sealed vault in the basement. Old tombs beneath London Bridge are being excavated ahead of the opening o ...

Presley fans are 'All Shook Up'

It is 30 years since Elvis Presley, the widely acclaimed  'King Of Rock 'N' Roll', died aged 42 of heart disease brought on by drug and alcohol abuse as well as binge eating. At the peak of his career, hip-swivelling, gyrating, 's ...

Served up alive and 'hurting'?

Chris Gaynor.This lobster clings on for dear life, soon to be cooked in an oven and used as luxury seafood in a posh restaurant. Most of them can live for up to 100 years and, according to the Guinness World Records, the largest lobster was caught in Nova ...

'Superman' Ken's heady collection of gifts

London Mayor Ken Livingstone's taste for the high life has been exposed by his decision to keep some generous gifts he has received over the past six months, as The-Latest's eagle-eyed Chris Gaynor discovered. Livingstone's booty is listed on t ...

'God Save' the national anthem, yeah?

Deborah Hobson It is 30 years since iconic English punk rock band The Sex Pistols released their provocative, anti-establishment No. 1 single God Save The Queen. Formed in 1975, the band originally comprised vocalist Johnny Rotten, guitarist Steve Jones, d ...

Gods, bunnies and eggs

When you start to munch your way through a mountain of chocolate eggs on Easter Sunday will you stop to wonder what it's all about? Journalism under-graduate Tanya Coutts talked to fellow students and unearthed some fascinating facts.Is Easter just ano ...

Lost for words

Citizen journalists are being challenged to find the origins of 40 well-known words like  'prat',  'wally' and  'tosser'.Editors of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) also need to source  'hoodie', &n ...

Global first: Grenada's underwater sculpture park gets a lot bigger

Created by British sculptor and ecologist Jason deCaires Taylor in 2006, the Molinere Bay Underwater Sculpture Park in Grenada is now one of the Caribbean country’s most popular underwater attractions. Grenada's captivating installation rece ...

Britain's shame: Refugee homelessness spiralled at Christmas

UK council leaders warned yesterday that a “perfect storm” could see thousands of refugees sleeping on the streets this Christmas. Town halls across England and Wales are facing high demand for temporary accommodation as the government works to clear ...

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