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Family's plea as businessman is murdered in Jamaica

THE FAMILY of a British businessman, who was found dead in Jamaica with his throat cut after he had just flown into Kingston, are saying the Jamaican government must do more to protect people from the UK who are trying to invest in the island.

The body of popular father-of -three Keith Murrain, from Birmingham, was found dumped in a shallow grave just outside Spanish Town 24 hours after he had flown in to Norman Manley Airport.

Londoners warned of Tour De France travel disruption

ROAD USERS are being urged to plan their journey for the world’s biggest annual sporting event on Monday (7 July).

The 2014 Tour de France will start in Yorkshire and visit the East region during Stage 3 from Cambridge to London.

Transport for London is warning of significant disruption during the cycling event in London affecting the boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, City, Westminster, Lambeth and Southwark.

More checks at UK airports after ‘Stealth Bomb’ alert

TRAVELLERS HEADING to the US are to face tighter security checks following fears that terrorists may be developing ‘stealth bombs’ that can be carried through check-in.

Airports such as London Gatwick and Heathrow are to increase their checks, with passengers being expected to arrive earlier for departure and face extra bag searches at departure gates. They may also be expected to have their electronic devises and shoes examined once more just before they board their flights.

Sabrina Moss seen ‘talking to feuding gangsters when shot’

A NURSERY teacher shot and killed as she celebrated her 24th birthday was talking with two members of a rival gang shortly before her death, the Old Bailey heard.

It is believed the men were involved in a “significant conflict” when Sabrina Moss was fatally shot through her chest on August 24 last year.

Her friend Sabrina Gachette, 24, was also injured.

The court heard that Mahad Ahmed, 23 and Edson Da Silva, 27 were members of the South Kilburn Gang along with five other men who were spotted on CCTV footage in the area near the time of the shooting.

Women who use the contraceptive pill could be less fertile

WOMEN WHO use the contraceptive pill could be damaging their fertility in the future, a new study has revealed.

Researchers found the powerful hormones in the drug can ‘age’ the reproductive system, reducing the production of eggs to levels seen in older women, months after coming off the contraceptive.

The link emerged in a study of 833 women between the ages of 19 and 46-years-old, who were attending a fertility clinic in America.

Government axes unique Caribbean catering college

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Birmingham’s only catering college which teaches Caribbean cuisine are holding a public meeting tomorrow (July 3) to rally the community in their bid to save Kajans Hospitality & Catering Studio College.

The Department of Education (DfE) announced last month that it plans to close the city’s first black-led college before it has even completed its first academic year.

Long-serving ambulance volunteer celebrates 90th birthday

LONG-SERVING St Johns ambulance volunteer Hubert George Whitehorne celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by over 200 friends and family.

At the celebratory ceremony, which was held at the Full Gospel Hall in East Ham, east London, attendees paid various tributes to Whitehorne and his wife Gloria who accompanied him.

The evening culminated with the cutting of a giant birthday cake in his honour.

Tributes were also paid to him from his extended family in the USA when a video recording of greetings was played for the audience.

Met deleted racial discrimination records in black PC case

A BLACK female police officer had her records of sex and race discrimination wiped by a detective sergeant in a ‘deliberate’ cover-up by the Metropolitan Police, a tribunal has found.

Carol Howard, 35, was intimidated by Acting Inspector Dave Kelly who spied on her through Facebook after she called in sick and often scolded her in front of other senior officers.

‘What have you done to my mum?’

THE SON of Cherry Groce, the woman whose shooting by police sparked riots in Brixton in 1985, recalled the traumatic moments when an armed officer shot his mother at close range while he was just 11 years old.

Giving evidence on the first day of her inquest (June 30), Lee Lawrence recalled hearing two loud bangs which woke him as he slept with two of his younger siblings.

Bonnie Greer resigns over Blue Plaque panel controversy

WELL-KNOWN playwright, novelist and critic Bonnie Greer has resigned from English Heritage’s Blue Plaque panel, saying she has serious concerns about the new white, all-male celebrity committee.

Greer, the panel’s only black member, said she had to resign because she feels the scheme has lost its way. Other critics said the blue plaque panel has gone from appointing a diverse range of historical experts to putting in place a group of ‘white men off the telly.’