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More ethnically diverse boroughs linked to higher rates of COVID deaths

According to data published by the London Assembly’s Health Committee, some of the highest deaths are in boroughs with a higher percentage of BAME residents.

Sadiq Khan has revealed the impact of lockdown on his battle with mental health in an effort to remove the stigma surrounding the subject.

Sir Ed Davey has branded the Government’s 5p a day increase of Carer’s Allowance “a total insult” to those caring for loved ones during the pandemic.

The Conservative party candidate for London Mayor, Shaun Bailey, has condemned what he calls an “upward trend of crime” in the capital.

“Don’t panic, don’t worry, just go with the flow and take one day at a time and try not to focus too much on problems that have yet to manifest."

Richmond Council to face legal action over abortion clinic buffer-zone

Richmond Council is facing legal action amid allegations a criminalised ‘buffer-zone’ outside an abortion clinic prevents “real choice for women”.

Nearly a third of London's youth centres at risk of closure

Nearly a third of the capital’s youth centres face closure within six months as they struggle to operate during the pandemic, a survey has revealed.

Magistrates’ courts saw backlog of 11,000 cases last year, FOI reveals

The number of outstanding magistrates’ court cases in south west London rose to more than 11,000 in 2020, it can be revealed.

The youth workers fighting for London's youth during the pandemic

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned the capital’s services for young people face going “back to square one” unless the Government provides immediate support for the city’s vital youth clubs and community organisations.


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Alastair Campbell: We need to think about mental health in a different way

The former director of communications opens up about mental health ahead of the publication of his next volume of diaries.

Stress, fear and homelessness: The threat looming over families confronted with eviction

People facing unaffordable rent increases are being classified as "intentionally homeless" if they are forced to leave.

David Miliband exclusive: “We must not buy into the false narrative of a migrant invasion”

The UK is home to just 1 per cent of the world’s refugees, so we need to have a sense of proportion about this.

Exclusive: Government may have acted “criminally” over herd immunity, campaigners claim

The initial decision to allow the infection to spread unchecked was in breach of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, campaigners say.

Isolation and despair: The human cost of the UK’s asylum laws

Agonising separation laws are inflicting immeasurable pain upon families already grief-stricken by the horrors of war.

Exclusive: UK campaigners file case to prove Withdrawal Agreement cannot remove EU citizenship

The news comes as over 140,000 people register their desire to retain EU citizenship on a specially designed website.

Keir Starmer: There are “real problems” with the government’s self employment relief scheme

Starmer discussed concerns at the first "Call Keir" event aimed at winning back voters in seats Labour lost in 2019.

Exclusive: Jonathan Pie creator Tom Walker talks Woke, Labour and Brexit

Created by political satirist Tom Walker, Pie has become something of a cult figure. Scathing and to-the-point, this rogue reporter has developed the perfect balance of delivering news while at the same time lambasting it.

Speaker of the House of Commons exclusive: “Brexit has opened up the fractures of this country”

Sir Lindsay Hoyle says he wants the country to come together in the same way that Parliament has got to come together.

UK citizens to launch legal action to keep EU citizenship

According to Article 20 of the Treaty of Lisbon, EU citizenship is additional and separate to national citizenship. Presently, there are no provisions for removing this citizenship and its associated rights from individuals, regardless of whether their nation leaves the EU.

Vince Cable exclusive: The EU referendum was a “terrible mistake”

Cable: I want the Lib Dems to become a “party of more open, internationalist liberal people who would absorb social democrats of the Labour Party and one-nation conservatives.”

Marcus Ball exclusive: “Not everything is as it seems”

Marcus Ball says "there is something majorly wrong going on behind the scenes" after his appeal to take Boris to Supreme Court for "wilfully misleading the British public" gets thrown out.

Farmers merge with People’s Vote campaign in renewed bid for second referendum

A new report warns that a no deal could put over 50 per cent of UK farms out of business.


Freelance Journalist: 2020

Hounslow Council warns of homeless spike after eviction ban

More than 400 people in the borough of Hounslow could lose their homes once the eviction ban is lifted, according to a new report.


Freelance Journalist: 2020

Heathrow Airport announces local economy recovery plan

Heathrow Airport has announced an ambitious plan to support local economic recovery after Covid-19.

Heathrow facing 'catastrophic' decline latest figures show

Figures published by Heathrow Airport have revealed an 82% drop in traffic in October, with warnings that November could be even worse.


Freelance Journalist: 2020

Meet the Black Musician Unraveling Generations of Hate

By addressing prejudices head-on with an open mind, blues musician Daryl Davis has succeeded in convincing over 200 KKK members and other White supremacists to disavow their allegiances.


Freelance Journalist: 2020

Britain’s stockpiling panic reveals the nation’s crisis of individualism. The vulnerable get left behind

Self-preservation is a basic human instinct. But in a world centered around individual survival, we mustn't forget who suffers most




Freelance Journalist: 2020

What happened to Freedom of Information?

Government and transparency are often uncomfortable bedfellows, but this government has taken the meaning of secrecy to a whole new level.


Freelance Journalist: 2020

Desperate choice facing too many threatened with eviction

In 2015 Jane lost her family home after the business she had been running went bust. Soon she was told by her landlord to vacate the property. Rather than face eviction, Jane (not her real name) decided to leave her property and approached her local council.


Freelance Journalist: 2020

Exclusive: Cabinet Office refuses to investigate Jacob Rees-Mogg financial “conflict of interest”

The Cabinet Office has refused a request to investigate whether the Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg could be in breach of the Ministerial Code by refusing to declare any financial dividend he received from the investment firm Somerset Capital Management (SCM).