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Black NHS staff 'more likely to be bullied by colleagues'

BLACK AND ethnic minority (BME) staff working in the NHS are more likely to report being bullied or harassed than their white colleagues, the first national review by NHS England has suggested.

The report, which covers all NHS trusts in England, calls for attitudes and behaviour to change.

NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens said the results were "deeply concerning and a clear call to action".

In around 80 per cent of NHS acute trusts in England, more BME staff report having personally experienced discrimination from a manager or colleague than their white counterparts.

Father-of-two fatally stabbed after a night out in Camden

POLICE ARE on the hunt for two women who the say could have vital information following the murder of father-of-two Romeo Nkansah on Sunday (May 29)

The 37-year-old Dutch national was stabbed to death minutes after he started talking to the two women in Greenland Road, Camden, at around 3.30am.

Nkansah, from Holloway, also in north London, was on a night out with friends when an argument broke out between him and a group of men, believed to be known to the women. He was fatally stabbed during the altercation.

Children of Cherry Groce to receive pay out from Met Police

THE CHILDREN of Brixton resident Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce are set to receive a compensation pay out from the Metropolitan Police, 31 years after a bungled armed raid on their home left their mother paralysed.

A High Court judge has declared that the police still have a duty of care to Groce’s five children according to a news broadcast set to air on Channel 4 News tonight (June 2).

'Majority of night-time Manchester visitors feel safe'

THE MANCHESTER City Centre User Survey, commissioned by Manchester Community Safety Partnership, found that 93 per cent of people asked felt safe in the city centre at night - with 55 per cent of people saying they felt 'very safe'.

The public were asked how safe they felt when out at night in the city centre as part of the survey which was undertaken on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Almost all visitors said they were likely to visit Manchester again, with 97 per cent thinking about return trips.

Have you seen this missing 14-year-old from south London?

POLICE IN south London are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 14-year-old girl.

Victoria Temilolum Banjo was last seen at midday yesterday (June 1) in Alderwood Road, Greenwich.

She is described as a black female, 5ft tall, slim build, with black hair. She has a small birth mark under her left eye.

She is known to frequent the Well Hall Road area and she was last found in Dartford Train Station.

Manchester police appeal after girl, 9, killed in car crash

POLICE INVESTIGATING a collision which killed a nine-year-old girl are appealing again for the drivers of two vehicles seen in the area to come forward.

Olivia Edohasim, from Manchester, was travelling in a car with her father and her 11-year-old sister when the vehicle slammed into a wall on Manchester Road near to Stamford Brook Road in Altrincham.

Emergency services were called but Olivia, who was a back seat passenger in the Toyota Auris, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mo Farah to use Birmingham as Olympic launch pad

BIRMINGHAM IS on the blocks to confirm its status as the UK’s home of athletics this month when it hosts two key athletics events on the road to Rio.

Both the Birmingham Diamond League on Sunday (June 5) and the British Championships from 24 to 26 June are organised by British Athletics, in partnership with Birmingham City Council. Both events will be held at the city’s Alexander Stadium.

Manchester police issue warning for drink and drug drivers

NONE FOR the road – that is the message police in Manchester are ramping up in the fight against drink and drug drivers as part of a month-long operation.

The initiative coincides with the warmer weather and European Championships, which police expect will bring with it more temptation to drive under the influence.

The operation starts today (Jun 1) and will continue throughout the month.

New kit and legislation were introduced last year making it quicker and easier than ever to catch drug drivers.

Using a swab of saliva, officers can test at the roadside for cannabis or cocaine.

Former Jamaican PM in UK to talk about uniting the Caribbean

FORMER JAMAICAN Prime Minister, the Most Honourable P J Patterson, will be the keynote speaker at two events in the UK starting on June 7 in Great Barr, Birmingham.

His second talk will take place on June 9 in Camden, London.

The events, titled Caribbean Diaspora Borderless Possibilities, is part of a drive across 16 Caribbean countries considering building a united region, so that economically and politically, they can become stronger and less dependant on other countries for support.

Popular Jamaican comedy duo headline four-day UK tour

POPULAR COMEDY stand-up comedy duo, Ity and Fancy Cat, has recently headlined a three-city tour of the UK performing in Bristol, Manchester and London as part of the ‘Laff From Yaad’ comedy extravaganza.

The tour, which began on May 27 and finished May 30, included performances from UK comedians Slim and Smash and Dizzle the Comedian, while Ity and Fancy Cat brought along Prince Pine and Danelle Di ‘The Rebel’ as part of the Jamaican contingent.