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Double murderer confession to his part in New Cross fire which killed 13 Black at a house party in 1981

The Police chiefs have been accused of failing to fully investigate the confession of a jailed murderer who revealed how a house fire started 40 years ago, killing 13 young black partygoers. The New Cross fire in South London in 1981 prompted a campaign for political action over allegations of a totally inadequate response from police and government. No one has ever been tried for starting the blaze, but between 1991 and […]

todayNovember 2, 2021 37


Insulate Britain activist who had ink thrown in face ‘hates’ ‘having’ to block roads

An elderly Insulate Britain protester who had ink hurled in his face said he's "of course terribly worried" about his safety as the environment group embark on its 16th day of roadblocking. The climate group targeted commuters during rush hour close to the M25 motorway and a busy road in west London on Wednesday as it continues its "non-violent civil resistance". From 8am, activists sat down with banners in the middle of the A40 junction with Gypsy Lane […]

todayOctober 27, 2021 12


Tommy DeBarge, member of R&B group ‘Switch,’ dies at 64

Tommy DeBarge, the musician who was a member of the famed DeBarge family, has died as confirmed by family members to TMZ. DeBarge was 64. DeBarge, who was a member of the R&B/Funk music band, Switch, passed away on Thursday. While the exact cause of death is not yet known, DeBarge’s daughter, Marina DeBarge, confirmed to TMZ that he suffered from kidney and liver disease. DeBarge also reportedly battled with COVID-19 earlier this year. He […]

todayOctober 27, 2021 12

Black History

Artist Basil Watson to design Windrush monument in London

The internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been chosen to design a permanent national Windrush monument that will be unveiled in Waterloo next year, despite criticism of its location in London. The statue, which is backed by £1m of government funding, will showcase three figures – a man, woman and child – dressed in their “Sunday best” climbing a mountain of suitcases hand-in-hand. The design pays tribute to the dreams, ambition, […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 10

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 24


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 16


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 14


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 26


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 8

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