People should be able to declare themselves ‘Black English’ on the census says Labour MP David Lammy

People should be able to declare themselves ‘Black English’ on the census says Labour MP David Lammy Tottenham MP said absence of option showed a lack of racial equality in the UK  ONS said tests found ‘evidence didn’t support change to include Black English’ Census also had option for respondents to describe ethnicity in their … Read more

Barrister tasked with improving police relations with black community amid ‘deep-rooted’ issues

Panel to tackle racial policing: Barrister is tasked with improving relations between police and black community after inquiry finds ‘deep-rooted’ racial issues Report found stop and search more racially disproportionate than 20 years ago  Black people nine and a half times more likely to be stopped than white people A Commons committee found no evidence … Read more

Victims of scams are being left vulnerable to more crime

Bank fraud victim was on hold for SEVEN hours: Victims of scams are being left vulnerable to more crime because they are not given enough support, consumer group warns Which? found fraud victims struggled to contact their bank after an incident Just under a third of victims said their bank did not offer advice or … Read more

Earth got its oxygen-rich atmosphere because its rotation slowed down 2.4 billion years ago

Earth’s rotation began to slow around 2.4 billion years ago and that may have sparked the growth of oxygen on the planet, a new study reveals. A team of scientists, led by researchers from the University of Michigan, suggest Earth’s slowed rotation resulted in continuous daylight that kick-started bacteria into producing large amounts of oxygen. … Read more

Former police chief who led abuse inquiry farce is facing ‘serious’ claims about his behaviour 

Misconduct hearing for Ted Heath probe officer: Former police chief who led abuse inquiry farce is facing ‘serious’ claims about his behaviour Mike Heath will face misconduct proceedings after a two-year investigation  The former chief constable led the Sir Edward Heath child abuse investigation He was subject of ‘serious’ allegations concerning inappropriate behaviour towards colleagues, discrimination and unprofessional … Read more

Shopper defends giant stockpiled grocery haul in the spare room at home and says ‘be prepared’

Shopper defends her giant stockpiled supermarket grocery haul stacked high in an entire spare room in the house – but she insists she’s NOT a ‘panic buyer’ A shopper has defended her giant stockpiled grocery haul of supermarket buys The Western Australian woman, Losalio Leota, shared a video on her TikTok  The stock includes a … Read more

Oldest family photograph ever taken at Stonehenge goes on display 

Oldest family photograph ever taken at Stonehenge – a pioneering 3D image showing group enjoying the attraction in the 1860s – goes on display after being discovered in Queen guitarist Brian May’s personal collection Oldest family photo taken at Stonehenge found in Brian May’s own collection The 3D stereoview image taken by photographer Henry Brooks … Read more

Fins move on! Fish fingers grown in LABS could hit supermarket shelves within two years 

Fins move on! Fish fingers grown in LABS could hit supermarket shelves within two years Lab-grown fish fingers could threaten dominance of Birdseye and other giants  New fingers made by taking cells from adult fish and multiplying them in labs  German firm Bluu Biosciences said lab-grown fingers will be followed by fillets By Colin Fernandez … Read more

Student, 19, crafts stylised crown on a purple background as emblem for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 

Design marks Queen’s 70-year purple patch: Student, 19, crafts stylised crown on a purple background as emblem for Platinum Jubilee Edward Roberts, 19, designed emblem while studying design at Leeds University Competition to design logo was run by Victoria and Albert Museum in London  Emblem to publicise Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over four-day weekend next June … Read more