Officials accused of rewriting the ‘controversial inequality report’

EXPERTS claimed that officials at Downing Street had rewritten much of its controversial report into racial and ethnic disparities. They alleged that significant sections of the report, published on 31 March, were not written by the 12 commissioners who were appointed last July, reported The Guardian. The report was criticised and debunked by health professionals, […]

UK investor coalition to expand ‘anti-slavery push’ to other sectors

A UK investor coalition that presses companies to unearth modern-day slavery in their supply chains said on Monday (12) it was going to expand its campaign into the construction and materials sectors. The ‘Find It, Fix It, Prevent It’ initiative – founded in 2019 by CCLA Investment Management – has focused up to now on […]

Covid-19: India overtakes Brazil as world’s second worst-hit country

INDIA reported a record daily tally of 168,912 COVID-19 infections on Monday (12), which carried it past Brazil, for an overall tally of 13.53 million, and placing it second after the United States, with 31.2 million. With the country now accounting for one in every six daily infections worldwide, there are now concerns over a […]

Johnson tells public ‘to behave responsibly’ as England reopens

IN a “major step” towards freedom from the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, Britain has allowed its shops including hairdressers, gyms and pub gardens to reopen on Monday (12). Pubs and restaurants will only be able to serve outdoors, although early rules requiring meals to be served with drinks and curfews have been scrapped. Indoor […]

Archer will not be rushed back from injury: Rajasthan’s Sangakkara

RAJASTHAN ROYALS will not rush Jofra Archer back from injury but hope the England fast bowler will play some part in their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign this season, team director Kumar Sangakkara said. Archer underwent surgery to remove a glass fragment from a tendon on his right hand last week after an attempt to clean […]

‘Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the Covid vaccination’

TWO leading Muslim figures working in the NHS have joined other medical leaders and Islamic scholars in stressing that Ramadan should not stop anyone from getting the NHS Covid vaccination. Imam Yunus Dudhwala, head of chaplaincy at Barts Health NHS Trust, and senior GP Dr Farzana Hussian have stressed that getting the jab does not […]

Race report ‘whitewashes daily challenges’, groups urge Johnson to withdraw

CAMPAIGNERS of groups including Black Lives Matter UK say the report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has “provoked national indignation”. In a letter to prime minister Boris Johnson they have asked to withdraw the report and instead look to implement recommendations of previous inquiries. They also allege that the report “whitewashes the […]

‘What a life!’ Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

GUN salutes will be fired across Britain on Saturday (10) to mark the passing of Prince Philip as tributes flooded in for a man who was a pillar of strength for Queen Elizabeth during her 69-year reign. Flowers were piled high outside royal residences as sombre mourners paid their respects to the 99-year-old prince who […]

Mayor Sadiq Khan reveals IPL ambition for London

London Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to bring the glitzy Indian Premier League to the British capital as he seeks to establish the city as the “undisputed sporting capital” of the world. The 14th edition of the Twenty20 cricket tournament starts behind closed doors on Friday, with champions Mumbai Indians facing India captain Virat Kohli’s Royal […]

Nine out of ten households in UK have completed Census 2021

THERE has been a fantastic response to Census 2021, with nine out of ten households across England and Wales having had completed their questionnaire. Every household is required by law to complete the census. Although Census Day – March 21, 2021 – has gone past, it is still not late to fill out the form […]

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