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UK NEWS: PRINCE HARRY TELLS BLACK COMEDIAN ‘YOU DON’T SOUND LIKE A BLACK CHAP’

Comedian Stephen K Amos Prince Harry does it again! Via The Telegraph  Prince Harry has become embroiled in a new race row after allegedly telling a comedian, Stephen K Amos, that he did not “sound like a black chap”. Mr Amos, from south-west London, made the disclosure on Five’s The Wright Stuff on Tuesday. He told presenter Matthew Wright that Prince Harry, 24, congratulated him on his performance before saying: “You don’t sound like a black chap.” As Mr Wright looked on []

UK NEWS: ENVOY ROLE FROM DAMILOLA TAYLOR’S FATHER

Via BBC News The father of Damilola Taylor – the schoolboy murdered in south London in 2000 – is to be Labour’s special envoy on youth violence and knife crime. Richard Taylor has been campaigning against the carrying of knives since his son, 10, was killed as he returned home to Peckham after a day at school. He will liaise with other families who lost relatives in similar circumstances and try to alter teenagers’ attitudes. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Mr Taylor []

UK NEWS: FORMER REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY SAYS CANCER HAS SPREAD

Former Big Brother star Jade Goody has confirmed the cervical cancer she is being treated for has spread to her bowel, liver and groin. The mother-of-two was diagnosed with the illness in August and has been receiving chemotherapy ever since. Her spokesman, Max Clifford, said the 27-year-old was “trying to put on a brave face” for her two children. She told The Sun: “I am devastated, frightened and angry. I don’t want to die, I have so much to live for.” Goody, []

UK NEWS: THE BBC TO REVIEW CAROL THATCHER ‘GOLLIWOG’ RACE JIBE

Via BBC News The BBC is considering the future of Carol Thatcher as a contributor after she was reported for using racist language during a private conversation. Backstage at The One Show, the former prime minister’s daughter referred to a tennis player as a “golliwog”. A spokesman for the 55-year-old, who has contributed to the show for three years, said the comment had been “an off-the-cuff remark made in jest”. A BBC spokesman said: “The BBC considers any language of a racist []

UK NEWS: REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

Via Sify.com Cancer-stricken British reality TV star Jade Goody was rushed to hospital over the weekend after collapsing at her Essex home. Goody was in “excruciating pain” and checked herself into the Royal Marsden Hospital in Fulham, south-west London twice over the weekend after she collapsed at home on January 30 after falling ill following her latest bout of chemotherapy in her ongoing cervical cancer battle, reports dailymail.co.uk. After admitting herself to the Marsden on Friday, Goody got herself discharged on Saturday, []

UK NEWS: ETHNIC MEDIA GROUP GOES IN TO ADMINISTRATION (R.I.P NEW NATION: 1996-2009)

Via Overground Online Last week, Ethnic Media Group (EMG) – formerly Europe’s biggest-selling black and Asian newspaper company – went into administration.   On Monday afternoon, administrators marched into EMG’s headquarters in east London and shut down the firm’s leading papers, New Nation and Eastern Eye.   Staff were made redundant and sent home, while freelance writers – some of whom hadn’t been paid since November – were left reeling. Continue Reading…..   It’s the end of an era folks!   To []

UK NEWS: SUPERSTAR FOOTBALLER ROBINHO HELD OVER ‘SEX ASSAULT’

Via BBC News Manchester City forward Robinho has been arrested by police investigating an allegation of sexual assault. The Brazilian international, 25, met police as part of a “criminal investigation” into the alleged attack at a nightclub in Leeds. Robinho “strenuously denied any allegation of wrongdoing” and had been released on bail, his spokesman said. West Yorkshire Police said a man had been arrested on Tuesday in connection with an alleged incident on 14 January. Robinho’s spokesman, Chris Nathaniel, said: “[Robinho] strenuously []

UK NEWS: BOY KNIFED TO DEATH IN ‘POST CODE GANG WAR’

Via The Metro A teenager was stabbed to death in a ‘postcode war’ gang killing shortly after leaving a party held by campaigners against black youth violence. Steven Lewis, 15, was set upon by a group of youths, knifed repeatedly in the chest and left to die in his 16-year-old sister’s arms. Friends of the teenager on Sunday linked the killing to a gang from a neighbouring area in East London. ‘There is rivalry. It is neighbourhoods, postcodes – E13 versus E16,’ []

UK NEWS: FORMER ‘BIG BROTHER’ STAR JADE GOODY DISAPPOINTED AT LACK OF CELEBRITY SUPPORT

Via Digital Spy Jade Goody has admitted that she feels disappointed after being snubbed by celebrities since being diagnosed with cancer. The reality TV star told The Mirror that the only offer of support has come from Elton John, who has invited her to stay at his French villa while she recuperates.  “I’ve not really heard from any other celebrities though,” she continued. “But then I never had many celebrity friends. I loved Jonathan Ross and going on his show and it []

UK NEWS: RAPE TRIO’S PITIFUL SENTENCES TO BE REVIEWED

Rogel McMorris, Jason Brew and Hector Muaimba were convicted of rape Via BBC News The Attorney General is reviewing the sentencing of three rapists who threw caustic soda over their victim, after criticism that it was too lenient. The 16-year-old girl, who has a mental age of eight, was repeatedly raped in north London last January. The men were jailed for up to nine years on Monday. The Attorney General can refer the sentencing to the Court of Appeal if she feels []