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UK NEWS: FORMER BBC PRESENTER JAILED FOR 2 YEARS

Via BBC News A former BBC television presenter who hit a teenager with a wooden pole in a fight outside a West Midlands bar has been jailed for two years. Ashley Blake was found guilty of wounding Greg Jones, 17, and intending to pervert the course of justice. Blake, 40, who presented Midlands Today, was sacked following his conviction at Birmingham Crown Court. He had denied the attack outside The Place 2B restaurant in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. Jurors heard he swung a []

UK NEWS: EX-BNP (RACIST POLITICAL ORGANISATION) MEMBER FINED OVER NAMES LEAK

Via BBC News A former member of the British National Party has been fined £200 after admitting publishing the details of some 10,000 party members online. Matthew Single, 37, formerly of Church Lane, Brinsley, Notts, was fined by Nottingham magistrates after admitting disclosing data without consent. The names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of some party supporters were leaked in November. Judge John Stobart said the fine was “low” because Single was on benefits. District Judge Stobart also ordered Single to []

UK NEWS: BLACK WOMAN ALMOST BLINDED AFTER UNDERGOING OPERATION TO TURN HER BROWN EYES BLUE

Shenise Farrell photographed after receiving corrective surgery I thought I had seen and heard it all….. Via The Daily Mail When Shenise Farrell read on the internet about a £5,000 operation which could turn her dark brown eyes light blue, she wasted no time in heading off to Panama. Less than two weeks later, British surgeons were battling to save her sight. They had to repair a hole in her iris and remove implants. It is unclear whether she will suffer long-term damage []

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 []