The Notting Hill carnival has launched a fund to ensure that it can go ahead next year, after the Covid-19 pandemic forced organisers to cancel the live event in west London for the second year in a row. Organisers said the Carnival Trust Fund would be used to “help support the carnival community”, including some bands and artists that […]

Torrential rain has flooded homes, roads and Tube stations in London after thunderstorms struck the south of England on Sunday. Locals on a street in Woodford have been using buckets, brooms and wooden boards to create makeshift flood defences and scoop water away from their homes, while water gushing from an Underground station was caught on video.   […]

The Bernie Grant Arts Centre announces its reopening season as it opens for the first time since Spring 2020. From June 21st the centre will launch a 6 month series of events which will continue to put Black British Culture at the heart of the community. This reopening season will commence with the Windrush Festival on […]

Menelik Shabazz, the impactful British filmmaker, has died at 67. The news has been widely circulated on social media, with numerous people who worked closely with the director confirming his passing and adding tributes today. According to arts website alt-africa, he died in Zimbabwe on June 28. No cause of death was given. Born in […]


June 22, 2021

Windrush then and now – A day to celebrate how the Windrush Generation helped to create the Black British society we know today 22 June 2021 will mark the fourth national Windrush Day and 73 years since the SS Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 carrying the first Caribbean migrants to […]

The organisers of the historic event have released a statement about the festival this year. Find out if it is cancelled and how you can celebrate. Notting Hill Carnival is a huge London event that celebrates Afro-Caribbean culture and is part of London’s DNA. The annual event, which usually sees two million-strong revellers take to the […]

Long road to recovery for St. Vincent and the Grenadines two months on from volcano eruption Many Vincentians who live in the Orange zone have returned, to begin the long process of conducting repairs to their homes. Two months after the volcano eruption in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) the road to recovery will […]

Grenfell anniversary: Churches ring bells 72 times and landmarks lit in green to remember those who died in tragedy Campaigners, survivors and the bereaved will on Monday remember the 72 people who died and the hundreds who lost their homes in the Grenfell fire in a series of small community events. With pandemic restrictions preventing large gatherings, the main […]

Two more men have been charged with the murder of Dea-John Reid. Dea-John Reid died from a stab wound to his chest in College Road in the Kingstanding area of the city on Monday. George Khan, 38, of Newstead Road in the city, and a 14-year-old boy are due to appear before magistrates today. The […]

The London boroughs where school children get the most and least spent on their education Kids in Bromley have nearly £7,000 less spent on their education compared to pupils in Islington, new data shows   London’s school pupils could be missing out on nearly £7,000 a year in education funding depending on which borough they […]

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