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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...

Porn, social media and the internet

Most mainstream social media platforms have struggled with what is euphemistically referred to as a “porn problem.” Some, like Facebook and Instagram, have responded by instituting draconian and perplexing anti-obscenity policies ...

Hidden: World Health Organisation's report on Iraqi birth defects

Many suspect high rates of birth defects in Iraq are caused by exposure to depleted uranium ammunition.Large parts of the Middle East are now contaminated with war pollutants.In Iraq, war debris continues to wear away and erode populated cities. Such debri ...

Would you have helped Nigella Lawson?

Everyone's been pretty shocked by the photos of Charles Saatchi's assault on his wife Nigella Lawson for which he has now received a police caution.Just out of interest, I looked up the criteria for giving a caution and the procedures for doing so ...

UK letting agency fees 'rip off tenants'

Leading housing charity Shelter has begun a campaign to try and stop letting agency fees in the UK, which are costing renters hundreds of pounds just to set up a tenancy.Shelter carried out a survey with 58 letting agencies across the UK and found that all ...

Network launched to boost African business links

Investors, health care specialists, media workers and scholars were among the people who gathered for the launch of a new organisation to promote business opportunities in a region of the world dubbed "the cradle of humankind" because i ...

Top Black entrepreneur wins Downing Street plaudits

British prime minister Gordon Brown heaped praise on a south London businessman who has helped particularly young people succeed in the jobs market. Award-winning Roger Lynch, founder and chief executive of Southwark-based Robust Training, went to Downing ...

Campaigners protest against BBC platform given to nazi leader

Marc WadsworthHundreds of anti-racist campaigners demonstrated outside the British Broadcasting Corporation's west London Television Centre to protest at the appearance of the leader of a fascist political party on the mass audience Question Time disc ...

Modern-day spiritualist talks about consciousness, technology and love

Marina Watson PelaezDeepak Chopra is unique in that, unlike many other spiritualists, he enjoys living in the the 21st century. He is a physician, lecturer and celebrity who has published over 50 books and written numerous articles on spirituality and ...

Dance, drama and intrigue through the lens of a camera

The-Latest is delighted to introduce to you the work of Lara Platman, as part of its feature on inspirational photographers who have agreed to share their images with us for your enjoyment. Lara describes the early influences on her work, the motivation to ...

Fury over quango's claim that health food is a con

Grace Boateng Critics have reacted angrily to a Food Standards Agency study which says that organic products are no better for you than conventionally produced food. Research for the FSA by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine looked at acade ...

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