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UK NEWS: BROTHER AND SISTER STRANGLED

Via BBC News Two children who died after being found unconscious in a flat in Manchester were strangled, tests have revealed. Theo Molemohi, aged two, and his four-year-old sister Yolanda Molemohi were found by their mother at the flat in Whalley Range on Wednesday. The pair were taken to hospital where they died later. Their father was arrested, but is in hospital after collapsing in police custody. He was separated from the children’s mother. Det Supt Geoff Wessell, of Greater Manchester Police []

NANG MAGAZINE (NEW EDITION)

The young and talented Londoner VV Brown graces the cover of Nang! magazine. In this edition she talks about how important it is to be a good person, boys, music and fashion. There’s also an EXCLUSIVE interview with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Comedian/Actor Jason Lewis best known for his ‘Too many weave’ sketch, Rupert Everrett, the rising stars of Youtube (including Maleka best known for her funk house track ‘Go’). Also interviews with Kyla and Killa Kela plus a brand []

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT – BLACK FLASH

Yes Black History is once again upon us, so there will be various black history themed events taking place throughout the month of October in and around London. Via Catch A Vibe From the eccentric Victorian Arthur Wharton who kept goal for Preston North End in 1886 to Cyrille Regis, John Barnes and beyond, this BBC Four documentary celebrates the highs and lows of nearly 120 years of black player’s involvement in British professional football. Followed by a panel discussion with Garth Crooks (BBC, []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: MUTYA BUENA

I will say this publicly… shame on Heidi for not following Keisha out. But doesn’t surprise me a bit. It all started so innocently… a love for music and a dream… look what it’s become. RIP. [Former Sugababes member Mutya Buena blasts member Heidi Range for remaining in the group after the sacking of original member Keisha Buchanan ]

UK MUSIC NEWS: KEISHA BUCHANAN LEAVES THE SUGABABES

Keisha Buchanan, Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah Keisha Buchanan, the last remaining original member from the hit girl group The Sugababes, has announced today that she has left the group. Official Statement: The current line-up of the Sugababes has disbanded. Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah will continue as the Sugababes and will be joined by new member Jade Ewen. They release their album ‘Sweet 7’ on November 23rd through Island Records. Keisha Buchanan will continue to record for Island Records as a solo artist.  Keisha also []

BEVERLEY KNIGHT COSMETICS AD CAMPAIGN

UK songstress Beverley Knight will launch her cosmetics range K by Beverley Knight on the 17th September, and it will  be exclusively available to purchase at Selfridges department store for one month. The range will then become available at John Lewis and other leading retail outlets. Check out her new ad campaign. Beverley Knight (Centre) Spotted @  The Cocoa Diaries

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 []

2009 MOBO AWARDS NOMINATIONS LIST

While my fellow bloggers/journalists sipped champagne and wolfed down West Indian cuisine at the MOBO (Music of Black Origin) Awards nominations launch party, held this year at London’s Mayfair Hotel, I was lying in the dentist’s chair having a tooth extracted! Sad I know! (LOL) Check out this years 2009 MOBO Awards nominations list. BEST UK ACT Alesha Dixon Bashy Beverley Knight Chipmunk Dizzee Rascal DJ Ironik Donae’o Mr. Hudson N-Dubz Tinchy Stryder BEST UK NEWCOMER Alexandra Burke Jade Ewen JLS Laura []

ALEXANDRA BURKE PRAISES BEYONCE… AGAIN…

X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke told BBC Radio 1 host Chris Moyles today that superstar Beyonce has been very supportive of her career. Alexandra dueted with Beyonce during the X-Factor finals last year and still gushes like a love sick school girl whenever Bey’s name is mentioned. She told Moyles…. I’ve definitely stayed in touch with her. She’s an absolutely wonderful woman, just a normal person. When she came in to the studio to visit me and listen to my songs, that for me was []