• BME patients twice as likely to have dementia missed
    by Alannah Francis on April 25, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    A new study has revealed that patients from ethnic minority backgrounds are almost twice as likely to have their dementia missed in hospital compared to white patients NHS HOSPITALS fail to spot dementia in more than a third of patients with a prior diagnosis of the condition, new research by University College London (UCL) has revealed. The figures relate to cases where patients have been admitted for a separate health concern to their dementia. read mor […]

  • UK announces global nursing partnership with Jamaica
    by Alannah Francis on April 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The news has come amid the Windrush generation immigration scandal THE UK government has announced a new partnership with Jamaica that will see nurses from the Caribbean island work in the NHS for three years. Under the new scheme, nurses from Jamaica will undertake work placements in the UK facilitated by Health Education England in areas such as emergency medicine and intensive care. Following the completion of their placements, the nurses are expected to return to Jamaica so that they can share their new skills, knowledge and experience in their home country. read mor […]

  • Windrush: Albert Thompson gets cancer treatment date
    by Alannah Francis on April 25, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Albert Thompson has been denied free NHS cancer treatment because he was unable to prove his immigration status Written By:  Alannah Francis ALBERT THOMPSON, the man who was denied NHS cancer care because of his inability to prove his right to free treatment, has received a date for his radiotherapy. Thompson (not his real name), one of the high profile Windrush cases, has been waiting to receive treatment for prostate cancer since November. His inability to be able to provide documentation to prove his right to free NHS treatment meant that he was denied treatment in lieu of being able to prove his immigration status or pay the £54,000 cost for care. read mor […]

  • Liverpool's 'perfect performance'
    by Rodney on April 25, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Anfield boss Jurgen Klopp hails his rampant team Written By:  Paul Sesay at Anfield LIVERPOOL MANAGER Jurgen Klopp has hailed his team's 5-2 Champions League win over Roma "a perfect performance." The Anfield side have one foot in next month's final but will feel disappointed to have conceded late goals. Another Mohamed Salah masterclass helped Liverpool take control of their Champions League semi-final. His brace now means that he has now scored 43 goals since his summer move from Roma. The newly crowned player of the year also assisted two other goals as his side went on a rampage. read mor […]

  • Publisher Sharmaine Lovegrove launches Caribbean journal
    by Alannah Francis on April 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Pree is an online magazine dedicated to writing on and from the Caribbean Written By:  Alannah Francis PUBLISHER SHARMAINE Lovegrove has launched a magazine dedicated to Caribbean writing. Lovegrove announced the first issue of the magazine, Pree, on Twitter. She said: “I heard many of you are interested in ‘diverse’ writing? So me and an amazing group of people from Jamaica have created Pree Lit – a journal celebrating writing from the Caribbean – a year in the making I am ecstatic to present issue one Crossroads.” The magazine, which is a digital only, will feature a selection of contemporary literature including fiction, non-fiction, essas read mor […]

  • 19-year-old cellist to play at royal wedding
    by Alannah Francis on April 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Sheku Kanneh-Mason has been chosen specifically by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Written By:  Alannah Francis SHEKU KANNEH-Mason, a 19-year-old cellist, has been invited to play at Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding. Kanneh-Mason, who is from Nottingham, is the first black winner of the BBC Young Musician competition. Kensington Palace made the announcement via Twitter yesterday and provided some insight into how the young musician was chosen. “Last June, Prince Harry saw Sheku play at an event in London in support of the work of Antiguan charity the Halo Foundation,” the palace said on Twitter. read mor […]

  • Meet the model raising awareness for endometriosis
    by Leah on April 25, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Nana Afua Antwi is using her platform to address the dangers of Endometriosis and how it's affecting women's health BRITISH GHANAIAN model Nana Afua Antwi has set her sights on campaigning for awareness on Endometriosis and how it affects women's health. Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain, particularly associated with menstruation. The east Londoner partnered with Endometriosis UK Organisation this year as an advocate to create awareness about the disease after she was diagnosed with it two years ago. read mor […]

  • Mo The Comedian gets his own Channel 4 show
    by Leah on April 25, 2018 at 11:00 am

    The popular comedian announced the news on Twitter today (Apr 25) MO GILLIGAN's success continues to go from strength to strength, as the comedian announced that he'll be getting his own Channel 4 show. Sharing the news on social media, Gilligan tweeted: "Breaking News: So I’ve had to keep this a secret for a good few months but i’m excited to announce I’ll be having my very own show on Channel 4. Details on how you can apply for tickets for the live record will be available soon. Thanks you for The ongoing support!!!" read mor […]

  • Dawn Butler MP attends unveiling of Millicent Fawcett statue
    by Leah on April 25, 2018 at 10:29 am

    The statue is the first of a woman to be placed in Parliament Square DAWN BUTLER MP, Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities, attended the unveiling of the Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square on Tuesday (Apr 24). The statue is the first of a woman to be placed in Parliament Square. Millicent Fawcett was a suffragist who campaigned for women's right to vote during the early 20th Century, following which the 1918 Representation of the People Act gave some women over the age of 30 the vote. The statue includes Fawcett holding a placard that reads: "Courage calls to courage everywhere." read mor […]

  • Africa's World Cup teams have no chance according to bookies
    by Rodney on April 25, 2018 at 10:28 am

    With the football showcase just 50 days away, William Hill have Nigeria and co as rank outsiders WITH THE World Cup just 50 days away Africa's quintet of representatives at this year's World Cup are among the big outsiders for this summer's tournament. Bookies William Hill have Egypt, Nigeria and Senegal at 150/1 while Morocco and Tunisia seemingly even less chance at 300/1 and 750/1 respectively. With the World Cup 50 days away on April 25, the bookies are predicting the highest ever turnover for an international football tournament. Well over £1bn is expected to be wagered across the betting industry over the month and a day that the tournament is on in Russia. read mor […]

  • Waite takes over mantle as Jamaica head coach
    by Leah on April 25, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Whitmore is notable absence for Reggae Boyz friendlies Written By:  Neil-Monticelli Harley-Rüdd JEROME WAITE takes the reins over from Theodore Whitmore as Jamaica head coach for back-to-back away friendlies this week. Assistant head coach Waite has stepped up to the no.1 role whilst Whitmore undertakes negotiations with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) over an improved contract following his recent resignation and subsequent public kiss and make up with his employer. Without Whitmore, Jamaica's Reggae Boyz tackle hosts St. Kitts & Nevis tomorrow, then travel to Antigua to face Antigua & Barbuda for the second time within a month. read mor […]

  • A service of pride
    by Leah on April 25, 2018 at 10:07 am

    A Birmingham-based Town Hall Gospel Choir performed two live performances to highlight African and Caribbean heritage Written By:  Poppy Brady “ANY PEOPLE who can go through what we have been through and are still here – then there must be something special about us,” so said Rev Canon Eve Pitts as she held a thanksgiving service at her Birmingham church to highlight African and Caribbean heritage. With songs like the Aretha Franklin classic Young Gifted and Black, some Bob Marley and a live performance from a national award-winning Gospel choir, the uplifting service had all the ingredients to celebrate what it means to be black in today’s world. read mor […]

  • The Voice Newspaper Apr 26- May 2, 2018
    by Leah on April 25, 2018 at 6:00 am

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  • Black students' uni applications more likely to be flagged
    by Alannah Francis on April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Data analysis has revealed that black students are 21 times more likely to have their applications investigated than their white counterparts BLACK STUDENTS applying to universities in the UK are 21 times more likely to have their applications investigated, a report by the Independent has revealed. University hopefuls who are black have an increased likelihood of having their applications analysed for false information or omissions than their white peers. Samuel Babarinde, a prospective black student whose application was selected for extra analysis by Ucas this academic year, told the Independent: “I have been very emotionally distressed by this whole process. I felt I had been singled out. read mor […]

  • Trinidad and Tobago deportations 'violate human rights'
    by Alannah Francis on April 24, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Amnesty International has called the removal of 82 Venezuelans from Trinidad and Tobago a 'violation of human rights obligations' AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL have called on Trinidad and Tobago to guarantee and protect the rights of all asylum seekers and refugees following the deportation of 82 Venezuelans. The human rights NGO have written an open letter to Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister Keith Christopher Rowley expressing their “deepest concern” for the deported Venezuelans. read mor […]

  • Stormzy and Dave will go head-to-head at Ivor Novello awards
    by Alannah Francis on April 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The grime MC and the UK rapper have both been nominated for prestigious songwriting awards GRIME MC Stormzy and south London rapper Dave have both been nominated for Ivor Novello awards, the UK’s most reputable awards for songwriting. The two artists will go head-to-head in the best contemporary song category where Stormzy has been nominated for his song Don’t Cry for Me and Dave has been nominated for his song Question Time. Stormzy’s Don’t Cry for Me, which features Raleigh Ritchie, charts his tortured relationship with his hometown, while Dave’s politically-charged Question Time navigates UK foreign policy, Brexit and deaths in police custody. read mor […]

  • Thandie Newton ‘not hot enough’ for Time’s Up movement
    by Alannah Francis on April 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    The actress has spoken out about being excluded from the Hollywood campaign against sexual harassment and assault ACTRESS THANDIE Newton has said that she was not “hot enough” to be part of the Time’s Up movement. Newton, who has campaigned against sexual abuse and harassment and spoken out about her own experiences of assault, said that she was “ostracised” because she wouldn’t stop talking about it. "I certainly agitated for it to happen sooner, but no one was interested and people thought I was a bummer. Even my publicist told me to stop talking about it because it was bad for my reputation," she said. read mor […]

  • Unreleased album of Prince music will be available in Sept
    by Alannah Francis on April 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    The late musician's estate has announced plans to release a collection of the singer's previously unheard work AN ALBUM of unreleased music by the late singer-songwriter Prince is set to be released later this year. To coincide with second anniversary of Prince’s death, a selection of previously unreleased material was shared with the public by his estate last week. The caretakers of the musician’s estate, which Troy Carter, global head of creator services for Spotify, have plans to continue distributing the artist’s unreleased work to fans. read mor […]

  • World Bank pledges US$65m for Dominica reconstruction
    by Leah on April 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

    This is the World Bank’s highest ever financing for Dominica THE WORLD Bank has approved two emergency support operations totalling US$65 million for restoring agriculture livelihoods, strengthening resilience, and rebuilding houses destroyed by Hurricane Maria, Caribbean 360 reports. This is the World Bank’s highest ever financing for Dominica and is part of a larger US$115 million package of support that includes financing of US$65 million in concessional terms and US$50 million in grant financing from the International Development Association’s (IDA) Crisis Response Window. read mor […]

  • Beyonce partners with Google to expand scholarship programme
    by Leah on April 24, 2018 at 9:00 am

    Representatives at Beyonce's charity announced a new partnership with executives at Google.org BEYONCE HAS added four more colleges to her scholarship programme thanks to financial support from Google bosses. The Hold Up hitmaker initially launched the Formation Scholars Award last year, but after her comeback performance at the Coachella music festival in California on April 14 (18), officials at her BeyGOOD Initiative revealed the fund was being revamped as the Homecoming Scholars Award programme. read mor […]