Month: September 2012

UK NEWS: FATHER OF SOLDIER WHO GAVE BIRTH ON THE FRONTLINE BLASTS DAUGHTER AND ARMY

Via The Daily Mail The father of the frontline soldier who gave  birth in Afghanistan claimed last night that his daughter had heaped shame on  his family and the Army. Maurice Wallace told of his fury that she had  failed to tell her parents about the baby and that Army officials ‘could not be  bothered’ to contact them. Lance Bombardier Lynette Pearce, 28, who did  not know she was pregnant, had spent months fighting the Taliban with the Royal  Artillery when she []

COOLEST BRANDS 2012/2013: THE BRITISH PUBLIC AND A PANEL OF ‘INFLUENCERS’ DECIDE

CoolBrands is an annual initiative to identify and celebrate Britain’s coolest brands. Since 2001 the survey has been canvassing the views and opinions of consumers all over the country to produce an annual barometer of the nation’s coolest brands. This year’s survey also sought opinions from an Expert Council made up of appointed influencers. This year’s panel of appointed influencers includes actor David Harewood (Homeland), rapper Plan B, Kiss FM duo Rickie & Melvin (Rickie Haywood-Williams and Melvin Odoom), rap-pop duo Rizzle []

UK NEWS: JOHN TERRY RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

Via BBC News Former England captain John Terry has announced his retirement from international football after playing 78 times in nine years for his country. Terry, 31, says the decision is in response to the Football Association’s disciplinary charge over his alleged comments to Anton Ferdinand. The Chelsea defender was cleared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in July of racially abusing Ferdinand. He said his FA personal hearing on Monday makes his position “untenable”. “I feel the FA, in pursuing charges against me []

UK MUSIC: ADAM DEACON – PEOPLE’S CHAMPION (‘I BRING THE ROAD TO THE MAINSTREAM’)

Check out actor, ‘people’s champion’ and the mainstream’s go to guy when the subject matter relates to all things “URBAN”  Adam Deacon and his new track ‘People’s Champion’. Via GRM Daily What the hell is muscle man Tiny Iron doing? Is he playing Adam’s stalker or bodyguard in the video? “Yeah I’m a white boy but you might see me hangin out with all the man dem on Black Boy Lane” Erm.. so only black men hang out on Black Boy Lane in Tottenham??? For those of you who don’t know about the history behind the []