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UK NEWS: POLICEMAN AVOIDS JAIL AFTER TWO DOGS DIE

Via The Mail A police dog handler who let his two devoted German Shepherds bake to death in the back of his car has escaped jail after claiming the stress of the job made him forgetful. PC Mark Johnson faced up to six months in prison and a £20,000 fine for letting his beloved dogs die in ‘excruciating pain’ during a heat wave after becoming distracted by paperwork for seven hours. But yesterday he was handed a six-month conditional discharge and ordered []

FORMER MISS ENGLAND ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRINK-DRIVING

Former Miss England Rachel Christie was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving last week. Christie was with boyfriend TV Gladiator “Tornado” (real name David McIntosh), when they were stopped near Marble Arch in central London. The heptathlete, niece of former Olympic gold medal sprinter Linford Christie, apparently refused to blow in to the breathalyser when asked repeatedly to do so. She was taken to a station and charged with failing to provide a specimen for analysis. Scotland Yard said she was bailed to appear before City of Westminster JPs on February []

UK NEWS: PARENTS OF SCHOOL GIRL SMOKERS ILLEGALLY FINED £50 BY SCHOOL

Via The Evening Standard A headteacher has unlawfully fined the parents of pupils caught smoking in their school playground. Margaret Peacock, head of Elliot School in Putney, wrongly claimed powers under the 2007 smoking ban to issue the £50 penalties. The school is now under investigation after Wandsworth local education authority admitted it acted outside its powers and demanded the school refund the fines, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind. Ms Peacock sent letters to the []

SADE TOPS US ALBUM CHART

Funny… I’ve always thought of Sade Adu as being a solo artist. I just found out today that Sade is in fact a group. I always thought it was just Sade and a backing band. Well…you learn something new everyday. Thanks Alex Via Digital Spy. Sade have topped the US album chart with their comeback album Soldier Of Love. The record, which was produced with longtime collaborator Mike Pela, sold 502,000 copies in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The group, fronted by []

UK MUSIC NEWS: N-DUBZ MISS US LABEL TALKS BECAUSE OF SNOW

According to Digital Spy UK “super” group N-Dubz were forced to cancel a showcase for Def Jam Records in New York,  after their flight was cancelled thanks to severe weather conditions. The group was supposed to meet label head LA Reid last Thursday, but blizzard conditions in New York prevented their flight from departing London. N- Dubz showcasing their music for Def Jam Records. Def Jam Records, once home to some of the greatest Hip Hop artists ever. It’s tragic. Is this what it’s come to Def Jam?

UK NEWS: BNP ‘VOTES’ TO END WHITES ONLY POLICY / ASIAN MAN TO JOIN SOON

I laughed out loud when I first read this article. It’s farcical! Via The Metro The far-right group approved changes to its constitution to allow black and Asian people to join. Leader Nick Griffin said he expected a ‘trickle, rather than a flood’ of applications from minorities, following the extraordinary general meeting held in Essex. ‘Anyone can be a member of this party. We are happy to accept anyone as a member providing they agree with us that this country should remain fundamentally []

UK NEWS: ETHNIC MINORITY STAFF PAID 10% LESS THAN WHITE WORKERS AT TREVOR PHILLIPS EQUALITY WATCHDOG

Oh the shame Trevor! Via The Mail Online The Government’s controversial equality watchdog was last night accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ for flouting its own policies on fair pay. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has angered business leaders by ordering a crackdown on hard-pressed companies that fail to pay the same rates to employees doing similar work. But official figures show that more than two years after it was set up to stamp out discrimination, the commission is paying its own ethnic []

RUSSELL SIMMONS APOLOGISES FOR PREMATURE TIGER WOODS HAITI TWEET

Several days ago the ultra annoying Russell Simmons EXCITEDLY tweeted to the world that “disgraced” golfer Tiger Woods was planning on donating aid to Haiti.  Click HERE to read all about it if you missed it. Well it now appears that Mr Know It All Simmons got it oh so wrong! Via TMZ Tiger’s people say they are still evaluating the best way to help, but that didn’t stop Russell from committing Tiger to something he hasn’t committed to yet.Tiger’s camp says they plan to be a part []

UK NEWS: IYAZ WANTS TO HELP CHERYL COLE CRACK THE US

Who is this man??? His single apparently went to number 1 in the UK chart. When did that happen??? Have I heard the single?  I must have been in a coma.  Anyway another idiot brainswashed in to jumping on to the Chezza Cole bandwagon. Via Digital Spy Iyaz has revealed that he is eager to help Cheryl Cole crack the US market. The 22-year-old, who reached number two in the US with debut single ‘Replay’, admitted that he has heard positive feedback about the Girls Aloud star. []