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Anita Pointer from Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters dies aged 74

The singer, whose Grammy-winning group had hits including I'm So Excited and Jump (For My Love), died surrounded by her family at her home in California. (January 1, 2023) What a sad way to start the new year. Anita Pointer, a key member of the iconic group The Pointer Sisters, has died at age 74 after a battle with cancer. The Pointers were of the truly original acts of the 70s and 80s, with […]

todayJanuary 1, 2023 10

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Pele: Brazil legend dies aged 82 after battle with cancer

Brazil football legend Pele, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 82. The Brazilian football icon is known as one of the greatest of all time with three World Cup trophies in 1958, 1962, and 1970 and was named Player of the Century by FIFA in 2000. Pele netted over 1,200 goals, including unofficial matches, making him a legendary striker during his career […]

todayDecember 30, 2022 3

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Come Into My Life singer Joyce Sims dies aged 63

Beloved R&B singer Joyce Sims has died at the age of 63. The veteran singer's death was announced on social media by events organiser CJ Carlos, who received confirmation from Sim's family members. No cause of death was given.   The superstar singer / songwriter, who was born in New York City in 1959, reportedly died yesterday. Joyce is best known for her top 10 hit Come Into My Life, […]

todayOctober 16, 2022 16

Black History

Black History Month 2022

During October the UK Celebrates Black History Month. Although Black History Month has been celebrated every February in the USA since 1970, it was not officially celebrated in the UK until 1987 when it was organised by the activist Akyaaba Addai-Sebo who, at the time was the coordinator for special projects for the Greater London Council. The first Black History Month was celebrated only in London, but in the years […]

todayOctober 1, 2022 11

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Elizabeth II, Queen of England, Dies at 96.

Elizabeth II, Queen of England, Dies in Balmoral, Scotland She is the longest-reigning monarch in the country's history. Queen Elizabeth II of England died at Balmoral, her home in Scotland, on Thursday, September 8 at the age of 96 and surrounded by family, according to an announcement from Buckingham Palace. The cause of death was not revealed. "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon," the announcement read. Referring to the […]

todaySeptember 8, 2022 8

Black History

What’s happened since the WindRush Scandal

Trauma doesn’t just go away The WindRush Scandal situation which caused many of the Windrush Generation suddenly finding themselves on the wrong side of immigration legislation because they couldn’t provide the paperwork to prove they had the right to stay in the UK. The Home Office continues to destory the lives of many even four years after the WindRush Scandal. A 62-year-old Windrush compensation claimant says she was left distressed and hopeless […]

todayJune 23, 2022 21

Community News

Safeguarding Awareness Week 16-22 May 2022

Tes Safeguarding Awareness Week to help pupils feel  safe   This May Safeguarding Awareness Week is an opportunity to explore what it means to feel safe, particularly in light of the recent reports of the rise of sexual harassment in schools. Since March 2021, thousands of testimonies from children and young people of peer-on-peer sexual harassment and abuse have been posted on the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ website https://www.everyonesinvited.uk/.  Many of these […]

todayMay 17, 2022 20

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Islington restaurant creates fine-dining menu entirely from food waste

An Islington restaurant has partnered with a food waste app to create a five-course fine-dining experience made of food destined for the bin. Too Good To Go was founded at the end of 2015 to combat food waste and though the app individuals can purchase a bag containing food that is still edible but that stores could no longer sell as it might be damaged, past its display date or […]

todayMay 4, 2022 30

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Scrapping Covid testing ‘reckless in the extreme’

Scrapping Covid testing 'reckless in the extreme'   Heads' union leaders call on the education secretary to reinstate free Covid testing in schools amid high pupil and staff absence Leaders of two unions representing most of England's school heads have called the decision to withdraw free Covid testing from pupils and staff "reckless in the extreme", in a joint letter to the education secretary.   Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association […]

todayApril 4, 2022 12

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