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UK NEWS: PETER ANDRE SET TO REPORT BACKSTAGE AT THE 2009 MOBO AWARDS CEREMONY?

Photograph: WireImage Peter Andre attends the 2009 MOBO nominations launch party that took place on Wednesday in London. I heard that Peter will actually co-host the 2009 MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards ceremony, which will take place in Glasgow (Scotland) on the 30th September. Lady GaGa has received a nomination (she will probably win) and loads of acts who have only managed to scrape out one lowsy single in the last 12 months have been nominated for awards (why?), so at this point anything is possible. Via The []

UK NEWS: WANT TO APPEAR ON MTV?

  Independent education foundation Edge is touring the country to hear what young people have to say about education.   The week long road show kicks off in Bristol with stops including London and Manchester.  Students are invited come down and share their views on what they feel needs to change in schools, along with subjects they’d most like to study. The videos will then be screened on MTV from the 7th September. Contributors will also have the chance to win an []

UK NEWS: MAYOR BORIS JOHNSON VISITS SOUTHSIDE RADIO

Via RWDMAG.COM Boris looks really uncomfortable/awkward  in this photograph…. London Mayor Boris Johnson pretended to care for a day, and took time out of his busy schedule to visit community radio station Southside Radio. Southside Radio is a project run in South East London by young people for young people. For the last five summers the station, based in Waterloo, has run a full time radio operation throughout August. Continue Reading….. ………………………………………………………………………………….. This is a really positive step forward. Well done to those involved who []

UK NEWS: FORMER M15 SPY EVICTED FROM FARM SQUAT

This is madness! Via The Metro Former MI5 spy David Shayler was among squatters evicted yesterday from a National Trust property. Eight activists – including transvestite and self-proclaimed Messiah Mr Shayler – were either dragged or walked away as security guards, supported by police, cleared Hackhurst Farm in Surrey. One man was arrested and taken to Reigate police station. ‘We are now homeless. We don’t have a roof over our heads but I am Jesus Christ, so I don’t mind,’ said Mr []

UK NEWS: THE LONDON PAPER SET TO CLOSE

Via The Guardian News International said today that it planned to close its afternoon freesheet, the London Paper. The paper will continue publishing for about a month while News International consults with 60 staff members. It is understood that the London Paper’s final day of publication is likely to be Friday 18 September. Today’s announcement signals an end to the London freesheet wars, which began almost exactly three years ago in August 2006, when News International decided to launch an afternoon freesheet []

UK NEWS: BODY FOUND IN SEA SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL

10 year old Stella Akanbi Via BBC News Police searching for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared in the sea off an Essex beach believe they have found her body. Stella Akanbi, from Milton Keynes, had been playing with a friend in the sea in Clacton on Sunday afternoon when they got into trouble. An onlooker pulled one of the girls ashore but could not find Stella. No formal identification has taken place, but police believe the girl found is Stella, and the []

UK NEWS: FOOTBALLER JERMAIN DEFOE SUES ‘RACIST POLICE’

Jermain with his latest girlfriend stepping out on Thursday night. Well lookie here folks Jermain Defoe is about to take on ‘the man’. Via The Daily Mail  England star Jermain Defoe is suing the police, claiming he is the victim of a racist campaign. The Tottenham Hotspur striker, 26, who was England’s hero in Holland on Wednesday, believes he is unfairly targeted by police when driving his Range Rover. He was locked up last month after he was pulled over on suspicion of []

UK NEWS: CHANGES SET TO TAKE PLACE AT BBC RADIO 1 AND 1XTRA

Big changes afoot over at Radio BBC 1 folks! As part of the changes announced yesterday (August 10th)…….. Via The Guardian Tim Westwood is to host the weekday drivetime show on the BBC’s digital radio station 1Xtra. Westwood, who already hosts hip-hop shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra, will present the 4pm to 7pm weekday show from 28 September. He will continue hosting his Saturday night Radio 1 show and is the digital station’s highest-profile presenter yet. Westwood joined Radio 1 in []

UK NEWS: JANET JACKSON TO PERFORM AT THE MOBO AWARDS

[Thanks Ronke] New Magazine has reported that Janet Jackson will perform at the 2009 MOBO Awards ceremony, set to take place in Glasgow on September 30th. The event organisers also plan on paying tribute to Janet’s late brother Michael Jackson. Janet is a music icon in her own right and a previous MOBO presenter. We loved her past involvement with the show and MOBO will continue to support her music and champion her career. ” Michael Jackson was a key catalyst and influence on the []