First came the Grenfell Tower fire in 2017, which led to the deaths of 72 people, many of them black and Asian, amid claims of official neglect. Then the Windrush scandal emerged in 2018, with thousands of people from Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean and Africa wrongly told they were in Britain illegally. … [Read more...] about George Floyd: Five factors behind the UK Black Lives Matter protests
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BBC news colleague Jennie Bond had the difficult task of breaking news of Jill's death to the nation. News anchor Peter Sissons signed off a later bulletin telling viewers: "And that's the main news tonight. The brutal killing that today stunned everyone here at the BBC Television Centre. … [Read more...] about Jill Dando’s Crimewatch co-host reveals secret kind thing she did for him live on air
Shamima Begum can return to UK to fight for citizenship Shamima Begum loses first stage of appeal over citizenship Stripping citizenship put her at risk of hanging, court hears How do you lose your citizenship? In the UK, someone can have their citizenship stripped by the home secretary, for one of the following reasons: … [Read more...] about Who is Shamima Begum and how do you lose your UK citizenship?
Statues targeted Black Lives Matter and anti-racism protests took place in cities across the world in June, sparked by the death of Black man George Floyd while being detained and choked for nearly nine minutes by police in the US city of Minneapolis in May. … [Read more...] about Black Lives Matter protester figure secretly replaced Colston statue in UK
Experts in the sector have warned school closures and loss of learning will most affect pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. While many year 11s in the state sector have done no work, their counterparts at some private schools have already begun their A-level courses to make best use of time. … [Read more...] about Half of exam-year UK pupils given no school work since March, finds study