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'Nigel Farage has stooped to a new level of ignorance'

THE CHIEF executive of a leading sexual health charity has blasted UKIP leader Nigel Farage's comments to ban migrants with HIV from entering the UK.

Dr Rosemary Gillespie of the Terrence Higgins Trust, which aims to maximise sexual health in the UK, said Farage had "stooped to a new level of ignorance" following comments made to Newsweek Europe.

Can you help find boy, 14, missing from Tottenham?

POLICE ARE appealing for help to find a 14-year-old boy missing from Haringey in north London.

Tariq Monteiro was last seen at 4.30pm on Monday (Aug 11) in Hampden Road, N17.

Tariq is described as black, of slim in build, 5ft 8ins tall with short black hair.

When he was last seen he was wearing a black top, navy Nike tracksuit bottoms and black and blue Nike Air Max trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Camden police via 101 quoting ref: 14MIS029469 or the Missing People charity on 116000.

Will judge quash Mark Duggan 'lawful killing' verdict?

THE FAMILY of Mark Duggan will next week (Oct 14) find out if a judge has overturn the decision that the 29-year-old was lawfully killed.

It comes three months after his mother, Pamela Duggan, appeared at the High Court to challenge the jury’s findings that a police marksman (V53) was acting legally when he fatally shot the father-of-five in Ferry Lane, Tottenham.

The officer who pulled the trigger claims he did so in self-defence.

Birmingham bar in EDL protest row

A BIRMINGHAM bar which claims it has been forced by police to host EDL supporters attending a rally this Saturday (Oct 11) in the city centre, has denied telling its black members of staff not to come in to work in case they are racially abused.

Bar Risa, found in the upmarket Broad Street nightspot, claims it has been strong-armed by West Midlands Police to host the demonstrators for the second time in two years.

British boy, 9, banned from Catholic school over Ebola fears

A NINE-year-old boy with dual nationality has been banned from his part-time primary school after returning from Sierra Leone with his aid worker mother.

Kofi Mason-Sesay was due to attend St Simon's primary school in Stockport, a school he had been registered as a travelling student for the last five years.

Despite public Health England ruling that Kofi and his mother, Miriam Mason-Sesay, posed no risk, fearful parents of pupils campaigned to refuse the young boys return to the school.

The only way is Essex for Black History Month

ESSEX COUNCIL is inviting people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities to share their pictures, memoirs and memories to help build up a more substantial archive on the history of BAME people in the area.

A public launch event at Essex Record Office (ERO) in Chelmsford this Saturday (Oct 11) from 11am - 2pm and will offer an opportunity to find out how to deposit documents, pictures or sound and video recordings at the archive for current and future generations to share.

New BBC scheme offers training programme for 12 BMEs

THE BBC has launched two new leadership schemes to "encourage better on and off-screen representation" of the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BME) communities in broadcasting.

The two schemes are a key part of director Tony Hall’s drive to make sure the BBC represents every family and community in the UK.

Diane Abbott to celebrate high achieving black students

HIGH ACHIEVING black students from London will be celebrated at an awards ceremony set up by politician Diane Abbott.

The MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, will be joined by a host of celebrities to celebrate high academic achievement at the annual London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) Academic Achievement Awards.

The annual awards ceremony was set up ten years ago by Abbott, who has continued to campaign on the issue of poor attainment for black and minority children in our schools.

Sixth person charged with Ashley Latty murder

POLICE INVESTIGATING the murder of 25-year-old Ashley Latty in Dagenham have charged a sixth man with his murder.

Jerome Joseph, 27, of Manor Park Road, east London, was charged by police last week, reported the Newham Recorder.

Aimee Penfold, 24, from Croydon was also charged with assisting an offender. She appeared in court yesterday (Oct 6).

Officers were called in the early hours of Sunday May 18, to reports of a stabbing outside a private party at The Beaver Centre, in Selinas Lane.

'Room without a roof' becomes sporting blueprint

THE MAN who manages the UK’s oldest black-led community football club has just taken up another role – as chairman of a groundbreaking community sports hub.

Lincoln Moses is at the helm of the Hub in Perry Barr, Birmingham which has transformed its playing pitches into a major sports destination run by four different clubs.

The Holford Drive venue boasts four football pitches, a cricket square, four floodlit tennis courts, two cricket nets, two floodlit multi-use games areas and a pavilion including a boxing hall, gym and changing rooms.