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UK NEWS: ESTELLE LEADS MOBO NOMINATIONS

R&B star Estelle leads the way at this year’s Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards with five nominations. The 28-year-old, who went to number one with American Boy in March, is up for best song, best UK female, best R&B/soul, best video and best album. Leona Lewis has been nominated for three awards – best UK female, best video and best album for Spirit. The 13th annual Mobo Awards, co-hosted by Spice Girl Mel B, will be held at Wembley Arena on []

UK NEWS: MOBO (MUSIC OF BLACK ORIGIN) AWARDS 2008

Well folks here we are again! It’s MOBO awards time! Yey!!!!!!!! For those who don’t know about the MOBO Awards, it’s the UK’s answer to the BET Awards…..well… sort of…. As always I look forward to seeing which acts have been included in the now controversial Reggae category. Will the organisers go for the “safe” options and nominate Shaggy and Sean Paul this year, like they do EVERY YEAR!!! Peter Tatchell still got you shook Kanya??? (lol) And don’t even get me started on the foolishness that took last year when they nominated soul singer ANTHONY HAMILTON for a reggae award! []

UK NEWS: ‘MY CANCER WAS MISDIAGNOSED AND THEN I WAS TRICKED INTO TALKING ABOUT IT ON TV’ SAY’S REALITY SHOW STAR JADE GOODY

Jade Goody spoke live on television today for the first time since being diagnosed with cervical cancer. The reality star revealed doctors initially gave her the all clear, and sent her away with just pain killers for period pain. Jade was told of her cancer diagnosis while in the Indian Big Brother house last month, but now claims she wasn’t aware the conversation was being filmed. She told GMTV that her symptoms were initially dismissed: ‘I was in hospital for a week, []

UK NEWS: MAN JAILED FOR KILLING BNP ACTIVIST

An Asian man who killed his BNP activist neighbour in a dispute has been jailed for eight years. Habib Khan, 50, of Stoke-on-Trent, was convicted in May of the manslaughter of 52-year-old Keith Brown whom he stabbed with a kitchen knife last year. Mr Khan’s son, Kazir Saddique, was sentenced to a year in prison and a year on licence after admitting the unlawful wounding of Mr Brown’s son. Khan said that living next door to Mr Brown for five years had []

UK NEWS: QUADRUPLETS ACHIEVE TOP A-LEVEL EXAM GRADES

(Left to right) 18-year-old quadruplets Tobi, Tayo, Tolu, and Tosin, who are all members of the Oke family. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire A-level results are being hit by sibling inflation as the number of photogenic twins gaining top grades and places at the same university rose again for the 17th year in a row. And 2008 saw the usual twins being trumped by the appearance of the Oke quadruplets – Tolu, Tayo, Tobi and Tosin – who achieved A and B grades []

ANTIGUA TO INTRODUCE DEATH PENALTY AFTER THE MURDERS OF BRITISH HONEYMOON COUPLE

Antigua’s government will introduce the death penalty for crimes involving weapons in the wake of the murders of a British honeymoon couple. Catherine was killed and Ben Mullany died later in hospital in Swansea The new sentencing legislation will be introduced for anyone who uses a gun or knife in a crime which results in death or serious injury. The inquest into the fatal shootings of honeymoon couple Ben and Catherine Mullany has been opened and adjourned. Three forensics staff from the []

UK NEWS: TEENAGER SHOT DEAD IN CROSS FIRE

A teenager shot dead in a supermarket was an innocent bystander caught in crossfire, police have said. The 18-year-old was killed in the Costcutter store in Walworth, south-east London on Wednesday night. Officers said he was with family members when he was shot as two men tried to force their way past him while trying to get away from someone. About five men were then seen to leave the area on mopeds. A 19-year-old man has been arrested. The 18-year-old victim is []

UK NEWS: MC HARVEY ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED KNIFE THREAT TO GIRLFRIEND JAVINE HYLTON

Javine Hylton and Harvey Oh dear..oh dear! Trouble in paradise already? Awwww say it ain’t so!!! According to The Daily Mirror all isn’t well in the Javine and Harvey household……  MC Harvey was arrested for allegedly holding a knife to his girlfriend and threatening to kill her, it emerged last night. Singer Javine called police after a row with the So Solid Crew rapper, 29, during which she threw his clothes out of their home in Dollis Hill, London. Police said: “On July 30 a []

UK NEWS: FINGERS HORROR IN BENEFIT FRAUD CASE

Remi Fakorede A voodoo-obsessed mother who unveiled what she claimed was her baby daughter’s disembodied fingers during her trial has been convicted of a £1m benefit scam. Remi Fakorede, 46, offered the three digits as macabre proof of a curse which led to her bank accounts being hijacked during the five-year tax credit scam. The mother of six left at least one of the jurors in tears during her evidence when she pulled out the three fingers and police arrived to seize []

UK NEWS: FACEBOOK WATER FIGHT EVENT ENDS IN VIOLENCE

Girl sprays man during water fight organised on Face Book Man chases her   Then slaps her to the ground Photographs: The London Paper This is the shocking moment a water fight organised on the internet descended into chaos in Hyde Park. A teenage girl was chased and knocked to the ground by a thug who she upset during the mass water fight arranged on Facebook. The attack happened at around lunchtime yesterday near the Serpentine in front of horrified tourists. It []