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17 people arrested at Stanstead airport over deportations

SEVENTEEN PROTESTERS have been arrested by the police after they locked themselves to an aircraft at Stansted airport, stopping a charter flight filled with asylum seekers and other migrants from the UK from taking off.

The protesters locked themselves to the wing of a Titan Airways flight and refused to move, resulting in their arrest. They are now being held in police custody.

London-wide football tournament to benefit ACLT

KICKOFF@3 IS a new social initiative set up by three members of the community, Michael Wallace, Ashley Levien and Ivan Kayima who are organising a London-wide football tournament.

Through sport, the three men feel that they can engage with young people and encourage them to build respect, unity and friendships amongst their peers and with other members of the community. The other driving force was to build a better relationship with the young people and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), in order to foster a better understanding between both groups.

Londoners mistakenly agreed to sing Ed Sheeran on one leg

A SURVEY of residents in London has revealed that 75% per cent of us blindly tick 'yes' on terms and conditions without reading them in full.

Together Mutual insurance ran a set of fake terms and conditions (Ts&Cs) while conducting an online survey and the majority of respondents ticked 'yes' to the following terms, which include hopping on one leg and learning every word to Ed Sheeran’s Thinking out Loud:

New Entertainment show launches on ABN TV

ABN TV, the UK’s favourite black channel, are set to vamp up your Saturday mornings courtesy of their brand new show Entertainment Weekly.

Kicking off this Saturday 1 April 2017, it’s the perfect mix of entertainment news, celebrity gossip, the latest music videos and hottest guests. The show will be hosted by Afua Adom, who currently presents Young & Rising on ABN TV, and the Metropolitan Mix on ABN Radio.

1 in 3 BAME people have encountered racism since Brexit

OVER A third (34%) of black and minority ethnic people (BAME) witnessed or experienced racial abuse in the seven months following June 2016's Brexit vote, a Trades Union Congress (TUC) poll has found.

The TUC poll, conducted with research company ICM, included over 1,000 BAME working adults and found that since the referendum:

- 1 in 5 BAME people (19%) have suffered or witnessed racial assault

- 2 in 5 (41%) have heard racist remarks or opinions

- 2 in 5 people (38%) have seen racist material online

"There can be no turning back" - Article 50 triggered

THE PRESIDENT of the European Council, Donald Tusk, received Britain's veritable 'letter of resignation' from the European Union a few minutes ago.

The letter represents the beginning of Britain's formal exit process from the European Union (EU).

Prime Minister Theresa May is currently addressing the House of Commons to cement what she calls "an historic moment". The speech has included mention of "controlling immigration" and remaining a "best friend an neighbour to Europe", which was followed by more hints at the desire to collaborate with the Union:

Lifesaving donor needed for TV debt collector Delroy

DELROY ANGLIN, a star bailiff of the TV series, 'Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away!' has launched an appeal to encourage more African and Caribbean people living in the UK to join the Stem Cell Register.

The #Match4Delroy appeal which is to be led by blood cancer charity, the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) is hoping to find an unmatched donor for Delroy who requires a lifesaving stem cell, specifically, a bone marrow transplant if he is to beat his battle with leukaemia.

'We are now one global village', says JA High Commissioner

BIRMINGHAM MAY not be able to compete with Jamaica on the sunshine front, but the Caribbean island’s newly appointed High Commissioner for the UK Seth George Ramocan enjoyed a very warm welcome when he made his first visit to Britain’s second city on 23 March.

In a whistle-stop tour hosted by Wade Lyn CBE, Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in Birmingham, His Excellency and his wife Dr. Lola Bonita Ramocan, a distinguished educator, were greeted and hailed at several venues across the city.

During a celebration lunch at Deep Caribbean Experience in Bristol Street, Mr. Ramocan said:

Competition for aspiring journalists

WHAT WAS the last piece of news that you read? Was it something from a national newspaper, or maybe something from 'The Voice' website? Or, was it something written by a citizen journalist – a non-professional member of the public, commenting on the issues of the day?

Diane Abbott MP discusses prostate cancer risks in black men

LABOUR MP, Diane Abbott, met with mechanic and prostate cancer survivor, Errol McKellar, on Friday (March 24) at his Hackney garage.

The Shadow Home Secretary and MP for Hackney North and Stock Newington was inspired to support Errol’s campaign to encourage black men to wise up to their increased risk of prostate cancer after hearing him speak at a Prostate Cancer UK event in January.