Making his way home in the early hours of Saturday 3 February, 22-year-old Kwabena Nelson was ambushed and fatally stabbed. He was a youth worker on a north east London project tackling gang problems. A little over a month later, on Thursday 8 March, a 19-year-old called Kelvin Odunuyi was shot dead outside Vue cinema in Wood Green, where he was hanging out with friends a little after midnight. The moped drive-by shooting was linked to Tottenham “postcode wars”, though Odunuyi at the time of his death was living – and visiting from – west London’s Harrow, and isn’t thought to have been a gang member. A 36-year-old Haringey resident, Leyla Mtumwa, was found dead from stab wounds at her home in the same month, on Friday 30 March. The case has gone to trial. Three days later, Tanesha Melbourne, 17, was shot dead in the evening on Chalgrove Road, Tottenham – another drive-by shooting, this time from a car. Police received screenshots suggesting … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight David Lammy on youth violence: “Amber Rudd and Sadiq Khan have been absent for too long” Watch: the New Statesman’s New Times event – are we entering a post-liberal era?
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By Keith Azopardi In 12 months Gibraltar will be leaving the European Union. Many of you will be tired of hearing about BREXIT. But the truth is that how that happens and how our new relationship with the EU is defined will affect our future. So we need to get it right. The EU has published the Withdrawal Agreement which will be concluded in a few months time. Our task is to ensure that Gibraltar is not only included in beneficial transitional arrangements but that we have achieved an enduring new relationship with the EU that is lasting and sustainable for decades. What would be the point of only agreeing something for 18 months? We did not want to leave the EU but if we are going to leave it is necessary to recalibrate our relationship with the Union and indeed with Spain if things are to work in the future for all sides. This is, in fact, an opportunity to do so and we should see it positively because it can allow us to emerge with more security and prosperity and without having … [Read more...] about Azopardi urges Brexit clarity and signals new phase for GSD
THE POLKA dot is one those prints that will never go out of style. Prevalent since the 1930s and popular since the 1950s, it's re-surged in so many different ways since the days of Marilyn Monroe's Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Bikini. But for Spring/Summer 2018 in particular, polka dots are back with a vengeance - seen on the catwalk at Dior, Valentino, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana and Jacquemus. And arguably we have the London-based designer Alessandra Rich to thank for bringing back this pretty pattern. Her demure dresses take inspiration from Princess Diana's iconic 1980s ensembles with their pie-crust collar, playful prints and drop-waist silhouettes. One in particular, her polka dot number from Autumn/Winter 2017, has been spotted (pun intended) on just about everyone from the fashion editors at Vogue, to Kirsten Dunst and Nicole Kidman. Kendall Jenner also recently stepped out in black and white polka dots, but looked completely different to the elegant … [Read more...] about How to wear polka dots: slip out of your itsy witsy teenie weenie bikini and into this season’s hottest trend
Video PUBLISHED: 09:55 08 June 2017 | UPDATED: 09:55 08 June 2017 Voters will go to the polls on Thursday. Here, the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney say why you should vote for them. Picture: Matthew Usher. © Archant Norfolk 2015 We asked the general election candidates in Norfolk and Waveney to tell us why you should vote for them today. We also invited them to submit videos outlining their three priorities. This is what they said: General election candidates for Broadland (L-R): Andrew Boswell (Green Party),David Moreland (UKIP), Steve Riley (Liberal Democrat), Iain Simpson (Labour) and Keith Simpson (Conservative) Broadland Andrew Boswell (Green) General election candidates for Great Yarmouth (L-R): Catherine Blaiklock (UKIP), James Joyce (Liberal Democrats), Brandon Lewis (Conservative), Mike Smith-Clare (Labour) and Harry Webb (Green Party). “Broadland people, I meet, know this election goes much wider than who negotiates Brexit with the EU, … [Read more...] about General Election 2017: Full list of the candidates in Norfolk and Waveney
Music's MVPs gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday night for the 60th Grammy Awards, featuring performances by Kendrick Lamar, U2, Lady Gaga, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, Sam Smith, Childish Gambino and more. Here is a full list of Grammy winners. Album of the year: "Awaken, My Love!" — Childish Gambino "4:44" — Jay-Z "Damn." — Kendrick Lamar "Melodrama" — Lorde WINNER: "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars Record of the year: "Redbone" — Childish Gambino "Despacito" — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber "The Story of O.J." — Jay-Z "Humble." — Kendrick Lamar WINNER: "24K Magic" — Bruno Mars Song of the year "Despacito" — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason "Poo Bear" Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber) "4:44" — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z) "Issues" — Benny Blanco, … [Read more...] about Full list of Grammy Award winners