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Schoolboy, 14, disappeared from Havering home a week ago

POLICE ARE appealing for help to find a missing teenager, who has been missing from his home in Havering for almost a week.

Shaheed Forde-Bryan, 14, was last seen by his family at 1pm on Tuesday, April 14 In Rainham. He has not made contact with them since.

Officers have been informed of a possible sighting close to the McDonalds on Whalebone Lane, Dagenham at 2.30pm yesterday (April 19).

Shaheed is described as black, 5ft 3ins tall, of slim build with short black hair.

When he left home he was wearing a white jacket, a grey T-shirt, blue jeans and blue trainers, police said.

'Ben Affleck tried to hide slave-owning ancestor on TV show'

HOLLYWOOD STAR Ben Affleck pushed to ensure his slave-owning ancestor was not featured on a programme tracing his roots in a series of leaked emails published by WikiLeaks, it has been revealed.

The emails between Finding Your Roots host Henry Louis Gates and Sony chief executive Michael Lynton show Gates dealing with the issue of featuring the slave-owning portion of Affleck's past on the popular programme, which is the US version of BBC 1's Who Do You Think You Are?.

‘Put Four Aces back on the map’

CAMPAIGNERS ARE fighting for an iconic music venue considered the heart of ‘London’s swinging black scene’ over three decades to be given the historical recognition it deserves.

An online petition started by Lloyd King is calling for support to have English Heritage approve a blue plaque outside the former site of Club Four Aces, in Dalston Lane, Hackney.

The venue not only helped support the careers of music legends, it was also a much-needed place of respite for African Caribbean people living in Britain during the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

History queen reigns supreme

BLACK HISTORY campaigner Stephanie Pitter was leading the race of her life two months ago – to gather 100,000 signatures which was the magic number needed to have a Parliamentary debate on this highly controversial issue.

The mum-of-four from Birmingham wore out her shoe leather – literally – as she went from event to event talking, highlighting, and explaining how vital it is that the history of Africa and all that stems from that continent is on every primary school curriculum in the land.

A song for autism

A FACE from the UK music scene is set to make a comeback as part of a campaign to raise awareness about autism.

John Paul Horseley, better known as rapper J-Rock from MOBO award-winning group Big Brovaz, is reuniting with his old bandmates to re-release their 2002 hit, Baby Boy.

The track will be dedicated to the musician’s son, Richard-Michael, who was diagnosed with the life-long developmental disability, aged 18 months.

German ISIS rapper threatens Paris-style massacre in new vid

GERMAN RAPPER turned Islamic State terrorist Denis Cuspert has released a music video threatening a Charlie Hebdo-style massacre in his home nation.

The 39-year-old, who performs under the stage name Deso Dogg, has raised alarms after implying he is committed to recreating the murder of journalists in Paris earlier this year.

The clip features a German voice, believed to be that of Cuspert, singing of terror attacks in Europe, over footage including images from the Islamist shootings in France.

Man arrested in connection with fatal stabbing in Leyton bar

A MAN has been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in an east London restaurant last night (April 16).

The 43-year-old suspect is believed to have attacked the victim, thought to be in his 30s, at the Dolce Vita restaurant in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, at 9.50pm.

London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance also attended the scene, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 10.38pm

Police believe they know the identity of the deceased. Next of kin have been informed but formal identification awaits.

A post-mortem examination will be scheduled in due course.

UK drivers get sound advice

THE INSTITUTE OF Advanced Motorists (IAM) have given advice to those that like to play music on their car journeys.
The IAM’s chief examiner, Peter Rodger, is offering advice to drivers on how to use in-car entertainment in the safest ways possible as it can be a possible distraction. Among the recommendations are that if you connect your iPod or phone to your car to listen to music, make sure you have connected the device before you set off.

'Half of teenagers have bullied others'

HALF OF teenagers admit to having bullied others while more than three-quarters have witnessed bullying, a survey has found.

The poll, carried out by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label, found that 50 per cent of the 3,600 teenagers surveyed said they had bullied someone.

A further 30 per cent admitted to doing so at least once a week, with 21 per cent bullying someone several times each week.

Out of the respondents, aged 13 to 20, 43 per cent said they had been bullied.

Woman who lured professional gambler to death found guilty

A WOMAN who lured a professional gambler to his death has been convicted of manslaughter.

Care assistant Leonie Granger, 25, deliberately targeted 56-year-old Mehmet Hassan in March last year after meeting him in a Mayfair casino.

Her boyfriend Kyrron Jackson, 28, and his friend Nicholas Chandler, 29, both from London, were found guilty of murder.

On the night of the murder, Mr Hassan had taken Granger to the Mayfair restaurant Nobu before going on to the Palm Beach Casino where he gave her £1,000 in cash to gamble with.