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December 01, 2023

UK households faced worse winter amid cost-of-living crisis

Britain’s energy regulator has increased the maximum price suppliers can charge for a typical household’s annual gas and electricity use.  The move is expected to fuel the...

Supermarket Workers Under Threat

By Deborah HobsonDraconian work place practices may be underpinning the success of supermarket giant Tesco, as reported to The Latest.com (see 'Tescomania' and comments). Tesco's phenomenal growth, marked by its strategy of providing a complete shopping ex ...

Death toll mystery of 7/7

How many people died as a result of the July 7 terrorist attacks in central London? The official total is 52, which excludes the four suicide bombers. But, when this figure was first made public by Britain's Iraq war ally John Howard, the prime minister of ...

Rodney King

The Holiday Videotape A nine-minute and twenty videotape taken by George Holliday turned what would otherwise have been a violent, but soon forgotten, encounter between Los Angeles police and Rodney King into one of the most widely watched and discussed in ...

African ancestry of the royals

Russia's mixed-race national poet Alexander Pushkin is an ancestor of the Queen of England’s husband Prince Phillip.  It was Pushkin who famously wrote the "Blackamoor of Peter the Great," an unfinished romance about the poet's Ethiopi ...

Captivating images from our unassuming featured photographer

           The-Latest   welcomes Marlon Ruddock to its series on creative and inspiring photographers who have agreed to share their images with us for your enjoyment. Marlon is our eighth Fe ...

Mayor's new bus for London bill 'out of control'

How many prototypes would you make if you were creating a bespoke vehicle? The London Transport Routemaster (absolutely no relation to the New Bus for London) was developed after four different prototypes were created by three different ...

Top media trends to watch in 2012

Federica Cherubini and Emma Heald 2011 was a big year for news in more ways than one. Reporters were amply tested in their coverage of big breaking news stories.This included the death of Osama Bin Laden or Muammar Gaddafi, major disasters such as the Fuku ...

Black star's new album cover reignites skin colour controversy

Debbie EmeryBlack American R & B chart-topper Beyoncé has been criticised in the past for turning her back on her African-American heritage. Pale-skinned photos from her latest album cover, which make her almost unrecognisable, are sure to ad ...

Major poll finds Brits at odds over immigration

A global poll, out last week, showed that world economic turmoil and migration following the Arab Spring, had little impact on attitudes to immigration. This was particularly true of the US and five European countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ital ...

Bush and Blair war crimes trial that media ignored

We live in a world ruled by people who call evil good and good evil. They designate people, the powerful ones, as being worthy of respect and admiration, writes Margaret Kimberley.The presidents and prime ministers are given a pass, no matter how awful th ...

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