play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
playlist_play chevron_left
chevron_left
  • play_arrow

    iLive UK Changing The Way YOU Listen To Radio

News

27 Results / Page 1 of 3

Background

Community News

Windrush sculptures of vegetable and fruit unveiled in Hackney, London

“This is for everyone, for the local community to own these sculptures,” said artist Veronica Ryan, creator of the UK’s first permanent public artworks commemorating the Windrush Generation. The marble and bronze sculptures of custard apple, breadfruit and soursop can be found by St Augustine’s on the Narrow Way in Hackney Central. The pieces were unveiled today – the first day of Black History Month 2021 – and follow the reveal […]

todayOctober 11, 2021 13

News

Marcus Rashford MBE receives Honorary Degree at Old Trafford ceremony

England international footballer Marcus Rashford MBE received his honorary doctorate from The University of Manchester today (Thursday 7 October), at a special ceremony which took place at Old Trafford. The initial award announcement was made in July last year, but due to the pandemic, an official in-person ceremony and celebration has been unable to take place until now. The prestigious award is for his ongoing charity work and well-publicised campaign against […]

todayOctober 11, 2021 8

Health

NHS announces deal for life changing Sickle Cell treatment

The first treatment for sickle cell disease in over 20 years will be rolled out to thousands of patients in England with life-saving benefits, the head of the NHS announced today. People with the condition endure severe pain during a ‘sickle cell crisis’ that can occur multiple times per year, often requiring hospital admission so they can be given morphine to control the pain and prevent organ failure which can […]

todayOctober 10, 2021 5

Education

Lewis Hamilton’s charity Mission 44 to boost number of Black STEM teachers in England

Lewis Hamilton's charity is launching a partnership aimed at increasing the pool of black science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in England. Mission 44, launched by the seven-time Formula 1 world champion earlier this year, has partnered with Teach First to work on research, mentoring and marketing campaigns designed to help recruit 150 black STEM teachers to work in disadvantaged communities across the country. The hope is that the […]

todayOctober 10, 2021 6

Black History

BRAFA

British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre in Hackney has named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of Hackney’s African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s answer to Live Aid in 1985.   When Band Aid was set up in response to the Ethiopian famine in 1984, […]

todayOctober 10, 2021 26

Black History

Black History Month 2021

Black History Month Resource Pack 2021 – Proud to be As we look forward to celebrating Black History Month this October. You and your organisation have a wonderful opportunity to be part of the national celebrations and events to honour the too-often unheralded accomplishments of Black Britons in every area of endeavour throughout our history. The National Caribbean Heritage Museum and Bishop Grosseteste University, in celebration of the continued achievements […]

todayOctober 1, 2021 13 1

News

Tesco issues stern warning about Christmas panic buying

Tesco has warned the Government that it has a shortfall of 800 drivers and is concerned about panic buying in the run up to Christmas if the nationwide HGV crisis is not addressed. The UK’s largest supermarket also called on the Government to temporarily make it easier to bring in workers from abroad to ease the issue. The warning, which was first reported by ITV News came in a meeting organised by the Cabinet Office last Thursday. Andrew […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021

News

France suspends 3,000 unvaccinated health workers without pay

France has suspended 3,000 health workers without pay for refusing the Covid vaccine. The health minister, Olivier Véran, said the staff had been notified in writing before the government-imposed deadline to have at least one dose. Véran said “several dozen” had resigned rather than have the vaccine, but with an estimated 2.7 million health workers in France, “continued healthcare is assured”, he said. In July the president, Emmanuel Macron, told staff at hospitals, […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021 3

Community News

Kidzmania in Hackney could be at threat due to flats plan

Much-loved Lower Clapton soft play centre Kidzmania in London Borough of Hackney is under threat once again after housing plans were changed. Having thought its future was safe, the centre is now urging some of the thousands who have used it over the past 30 years to sign a petition to protect it. Jocelyn Crome, owner and manager, said: “It’s not just your ordinary shoe shop, it has been established […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021

Contact Us

E: iliveuk@iliveradio.com

0%