police investigate offensive doll publican over facebook ‘lynching’ posts

The police have seized several dolls from the White Hart Inn in Grays, Essex, after receiving a complaint from a customer who felt racially distressed. The landlord, Christopher Ryley, who has posted far-right views and jokes about lynching on his Facebook page, denies that he is racist and claims that he has a right to display the dolls. He is due to be questioned by the police next month. The police are investigating whether he intended to cause offence or incite racial hatred by displaying the dolls, which could amount to a racially aggravated behaviour under the Crime and Disorder … Continue reading police investigate offensive doll publican over facebook ‘lynching’ posts

pentagon leak: FBI arrested a 21-year-old Air Force guardsman

The FBI arrested a 21-year-old Air Force national guardsman named Jack Teixeira for leaking highly classified military documents on the Ukraine war. He is to be charged under the Espionage Act. According to accounts from the online private chat room where the documents were disclosed, Teixeira was motivated more by bravado than ideology. The leak is considered a “very serious risk to national security” by the Biden administration. The leak of highly classified military documents on the Ukraine war has shaken the US government and exposed its internal deliberations and assessments on the conflict. The FBI has arrested a 21-year-old … Continue reading pentagon leak: FBI arrested a 21-year-old Air Force guardsman

Fabian Society spring notice

The country is in the grip of a cost of living crisis. In response, the government has thrown money at the energy sector – all while firms producing a vital product which people cannot afford declare record profits. Predictably, this energy bailout is now being used to justify the usual toolbox of spending cuts, this time with added tax rises. The government’s response misses the root of the problem, but those critical of the government’s policies often do too. The focus has rightly been on the terrible choices people are making between necessities, but only some necessities, mainly food and … Continue reading Fabian Society spring notice

Steve Brine MP Lobbied Head of NHS

BREAKING: The Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, Steve Brine MP, is under investigation after allegations he lobbied the head of the NHS on behalf of a firm he received money from.  According to reporting on Matt Hancock’s leaked WhatsApp messages, Steve Brine MP, who is Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in Parliament, may have lobbied for the NHS to hire medical staff from a recruitment firm that was paying him £1,600 a month. The Health Select Committee is supposed to scrutinise the Government’s running of the NHS – our most beloved public service – on behalf of the … Continue reading Steve Brine MP Lobbied Head of NHS

Nowrus Day

What is Nowruz and why do we celebrate it? The word Nowruz (Novruz, Navruz, Nooruz, Nevruz, Nauryz), means new day; its spelling and pronunciation may vary by country. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions. Inscribed in 2009 … Continue reading Nowrus Day

Daniel Peacock – Actor turned hero

Daniel Peacock was born in 1958 in Hammersmith, London, and attended Ashmole School. He has had success as a television series writer, director and actor. He starred in several television series, including Assaulted Nuts, The Young Ones, Little Armadillos, Only Fools and Horses, Robin of Sherwood, The Bill, Doctor Who and Casualty. He appeared in many films, including Bloody Kids, The Supergrass, Riding High, Porridge, Quadrophenia, and Gandhi. The very versatile 64-year-old actor has taken on a role at Hastings Court Care Home in East Sussex these days as a entertainment worker and carer at the home and says he … Continue reading Daniel Peacock – Actor turned hero