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REALITY TV ACADEMY OPENS IN LONDON

Via Overground Online An academy has opened its doors in London to people who want to be cast in reality TV shows, writes Deronke. The Reality TV Academy, which is based in Hammersmith, will feature training workshops and teach students how to find opportunities in the media industry. Hopefuls will be filmed for a mock audition, and spend time with a former reality TV star, who will talk about their experience. ‘Some people fall at the first hurdle when they apply, they []

UK FILM NEWS: ‘ADULTHOOD’

Noel Clarke British born actor/writer, Noel Clarke is back with the new British film ‘Adulthood’, the sequel to the hit film ‘Kidulthood. CLICK HERE TO WATCH TRAILER I really enjoyed ‘Kidulthood’. It was nice seeing up and coming young black British talent runnng rampant on the big screen. Plus the film did a good job of portraying the problems inner city youth face here on a daily basis. Problems which are often brought on by their own foolish/dumb acts.   I therefore look forward to seeing the sequel and I hope I won’t be disappointed. Adulthood @ Myspace Nationwide release: June 20th []

UK NEWS: MURDERED SCHOOL BOY ‘STARTED FIGHT’

  Murdered teenager Kodjo Yenga A teenager accused of killing schoolboy Kodjo Yenga has told the Old Bailey it was the victim who started the fight and he only took part to save face. Kodjo, 16, died from a single stab wound to the heart after being attacked in Hammersmith Grove, west London, in March last year. The accused, who is now 15 but was 14 at the time, told the court he also did not expect others to join in. He is []

EARTHQUAKE HITS UK

The biggest earthquake in the UK for nearly 25 years has shaken homes across large parts of England. People in Newcastle, Yorkshire, London, Manchester, the Midlands and Norfolk and also parts of Wales, felt the tremor just before 0100 GMT.  Continue Reading My mum says she was woken by her bedside lamp, which just started shaking violently . I on the other hand felt nothing!

UK NEWS: FRAUD OFFICERS SET TO INVESTIGATE ARTS TRAINING HUB BRIXTON BASE…

  Lee Jasper Police have launched an inquiry into a sixth City Hall-funded project closely linked to the Mayor’s race adviser, Lee Jasper. Fraud officers are to investigate Brixton Base, an arts training hub, which received more than £500,000 from Mr Livingstone’s London Development Agency but ran only three short training courses in two years. Scotland Yard was called in on Brixton Base after LDA auditors found at least £70,000 of the money they paid the project could not be accounted for. []

UK NEWS: MAYOR’S ADVISOR RESIGNS OVER LIE

  Rosemary Emodi Errol Walters, head of two groups under scrutiny over Greater London Authority cash, spent four days with Ms Emodi at luxury resort. (Question: Ladies would you want to go away on a ‘dirty weekend’ with this man????) An adviser to mayor Ken Livingstone has resigned after lying about taking a free luxury weekend in Africa. Rosemary Emodi, deputy to the mayor’s chief race adviser Lee Jasper, last week denied visiting a £200-a-night resort in Nigeria last November. But when the BBC confronted []

UK NEWS: GANG RAPES SCHOOL GIRL, THEN POURS CAUSTIC SODA OVER HER BODY TO DESTROY DNA EVIDENCE

A school girl was raped by a gang who poured caustic soda over her body to destroy DNA evidence. The 16-year-old was left fighting for life with terrible burns from the drain-clearing chemical. She was under heavy sedation at a specialist burns unit last night as sickened police called the attack by five youths a new low. The gang beat the teenager before taking turns to rape her in an empty house in Tottenham, North London. Continue Reading…. There are times when I think, []