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David Cameron to Queen: 'Nigeria is fantastically corrupt'

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has branded Nigeria and Afghanistan as “possibly two of the most corrupt countries in the world” in an on-air broadcast.

The British leader’s comments came as he was speaking to the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Conservative cabinet minister Chris Grayling and the Queen, during a reception in Buckingham Palace to mark her 90th birthday today (May 10).

Progressing equality and diversity in Scottish education

A CONFERENCE exploring topics related to equality and diversity in Scottish further and higher education, took place last month.

The conference, which took place in Glasgow, focussed on governance and leadership of equality, staff equality and student equality in Scotland. It was part of the wider work programme Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) is delivering for Scottish colleges and universities over 2016-2018, supporting them drive equality forward.

Sadiq Khan confirms arrival of 'one-hour' bus ticket

LONDON’S NEWLY elected mayor Sadiq Khan has begun his move on cutting the cost of travelling within the city with the introduction of a one-hour “Hopper” bus ticket.

The new ticket, available from September, will allow commuters two bus journeys within an hour for the price of one.

The “Hopper” bus ticket is a deviation from Khan’s original manifesto pledge, which called for unlimited travel within an hour.

Ethnic minority deathbed patients neglected in hospital

TERMINALLY ILL hospital patients are having their final wishes ignored - especially if they are an ethnic minority, a report says.

Age and sexuality also plays a role in prejudiced treatment, according to the Care Quality Commission.

The watchdog probed “end of life” care across the country and found guidelines being flouted.

It said that gay, elderly and ethnic minority deathbed patients suffer prejudice and neglect in British hospitals

Sadiq Khan attends Holocaust Memorial in first official act

SADIQ KHAN paid his respects to the millions of Jews slain in the Holocaust as his first official act in office on Sunday (May 7).

London's newly elected Muslim mayor made an appearance at a north London ceremony following a racially charged election campaign during which Conservative Party opponents sought to portray him as an apologist for Islamic extremism and to highlight cases of alleged anti-Semitism within the ranks of Khan's Labour Party.

Elderly black man forcibly restrained by police on street

SHOCKING VIDEO has surfaced online of two white police officers forcibly restraining an elderly black man on the street in south London after a disturbance in a bank.

The worrying video was posted online by Twitter user @CandyyDean.

"This happened literally about half an hour ago. Police injustice. They were holding down this OLD man for no reason," she wrote along with the video.

The video shows two officers - one in uniform and the other in plain dress - restraining the elderly man on the street near Brixton station.

Post Office technical glitch shuts down 'every branch in UK'

THOUSAND OF people were collect their benefits, post parcels or pay bills this morning (May 9) after a major technical glitch hit every Post Office in the country.

The technical glitch has now been resolved, but angry customers are still writhing from the morning's disruption.

One person tweeted: "Post Office has completely ruined my day. Thanks a lot."

People were turned away from Post Office branches across the UK due to a computer issue which staff said had hit "every branch in the country."

Concerns for vulnerable London missing man with brain injury

POLICE IN are appealing for the publics help in locating a vulnerable and sick missing man from Anerley, southeast London.

Raymond Clarke, 46, was last seen at around 20.45pm on Friday (May 6) opposite Brockwell Park in Brixton.

Officers are concerned for his safety and wellbeing as Raymond is a paranoid schizophrenic and requires medication. He also has a brain injury, is partially sighted in his left eye, and walks unsteadily causing him to fall.

How a gifted daughter’s memory lives on

A FAMILY who lost their gifted daughter in the prime of her life have refused to let grief overwhelm them. Instead, they have focused on supporting young people with their studies thanks to memorial scholarships they have launched in their daughter’s name.

Talented trainee solicitor Ashleigh Sealey died at the age of 23 in April 2010 after developing complications from juvenile arthritis, a painful condition she had endured since childhood.

Operation Black Vote alumni elected mayor of Bristol

IN A triumphant comeback from his 2012 defeat, Operation Black Vote alumni Marvin Rees has been elected as the new mayor of Bristol.

The father-of-three beat out the incumbent mayor George Ferguson of the Bristol First party to be the first directly elected mayor of African-Caribbean descent in the UK.

The result was declared in Whitchurch Saturday afternoon (May 7) confirming that the newly elected mayor achieved 68,750 votes compared to Ferguson who achieved 39,577 votes.