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Mother's boyfriend kicks toddler, 2, to death

A MAN who murdered his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter after becoming frustrated at her soiling herself has been sentenced to life in prison.

Dean Harris, 20, kicked Amina Agboola so hard that she was thrown 6ft across the room at her home in Yaxley, near Peterborough.

The force of the blow was so severe that it tore her liver in two, his trial at Cambridge Crown Court heard. Paramedics described finding the two-year-old lying "like a rag doll".


MURDERER: Dean Harris

British Muslim Cabinet minister resigns in protest over Gaza

Baroness Warsi, Britain’s first female Muslim Cabinet minister, has resigned from her post in protest over what she says is the government’s “morally indefensible” approach toward ongoing conflict in Gaza.

Baroness (Sayeeda) Warsi, who was senior Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, had been increasingly critical of the British government. She said its approach to the ongoing crisis could trigger a greater wave of radicalisation across the Middle East region.

Elderly woman, 81, missing from North London

POLICE ARE appealing for help to find an elderly woman who is missing from north London.

Marion Grant, 81, was last seen at her home in Wood Green, N22 at 10:30am on Saturday (Aug 2).

When last seen, she was wearing a black coat, brown trousers and black shoes. She may also be wearing a beret.

Marion is in possession of her Freedom Pass which was last used at 7:20am yesterday morning (Aug 3), in the Kensington area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Haringey police via 101.

Top film director to deliver Liverpool slavery lecture

BAFTA AWARD-winning director Amma Asante will deliver a special lecture in Liverpool to mark Slavery Remembrance Day.

The woman behind the recent hit film Belle will speak at the event on Friday, August 22.

The Slavery Remembrance Memorial Day lecture has been held every year on the eve of the main event since 1999.
But this year marks the first time it will be called The Dorothy Kuya Slavery Remembrance Memorial Lecture, named after Dorothy Kuya, described as Liverpool’s ‘greatest fighter against racism’ who died at the age of 80 last December.

'Scared black ex-footballers still 'toe the line'

OUTSPOKEN FORMER footballer Sol Campbell has called out his peers for being too afraid to speak out about challenges in their industry such as a lack of black managers.

The former Arsenal and Spurs star who has never shied away from controversy recently claimed that if he had been white he would have captained the national squad for ten years, instead of just on three occasions.

But several black ex-pros such as Liverpool legend John Barnes distanced themselves from the statement to Campbell’s amusement.

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‘I called the police for help and was arrested’

A SECURITY guard who claims he was racially abused by a couple in the nightclub where he worked has accused the police of treating him unfairly after they arrested and charged him for his involvement in a Northampton club brawl.

According to Mame Kamara, he was called a “fxxxking nxxxer” while working as a doorman at The Cordwainer in Northampton, after he refused a couple entrance.

From prison cell to business owner

LIKE ANY Entrepreneur, Leroy Johnson admits he spends a lot of time thinking about new plans to expand his growing business.

But Johnson, the Creative Director of In-Sync, a music company that includes an online radio station, a digital music distribution arm and a DJ talent agency, is no ordinary entrepreneur.

After receiving a prison sentence for using threatening words and behaviour in July 2012, all the plans that Johnson had for himself seemed to have disappeared forever.

Ex-equalities chief Trevor Phillips could be next BBC chair

TREVOR PHILLIPS has been tipped to become the next chair of the BBC, according to a senior Government source.

The former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is being “seriously considered” for the top job following the departure of Lord Patten, reports Operation Black Vote (OBV).

Many insiders believed the former Olympian Lord Coe would take the role, but he recently ruled himself out citing his commitments to the Olympic movement.

'UK is ready to deal with Ebola outbreak'

BRITAIN IS is fully prepared to cope with any case of Ebola entering the country, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said - as he tries to reassure the public over the threat of an Ebola outbreak which has already killed over 700 people in West Africa.

Hammond chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee Cobra yesterday (July 30) to ensure that all precautionary measures necessary to prevent an outbreak in the UK have been taken.

However, the Foreign Secretary said that the virus was “not a significant risk to the UK”.

Man, 61, mowed down and killed on zebra crossing

A MAN in his 60s was knocked over and killed as he crossed a zebra crossing in south London last Wednesday (Jul 23).

Charles Oswell Douglas, 61, was mowed down by a motorcycle as he made his way across Peckham Road at the junction with Southampton Way at approximately 10.20pm.

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The 26-year-old rider of the motorcycle was taken by ambulance to a south London hospital. He was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and bailed until early November, pending further enquiries.