Anti-trafficking short film competition announced

YOUNG PEOPLE IN EUROPE AGED 16-24 are being invited to take part in a film competition on the subject of human trafficking. The winning film will be shown at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), and all three winning entries will be shown at the Royal...

Police used excessive force on vulnerable girl

A METROPOLITAN POLICE OFFICER, PC Benjamin Kemp, based at MPS North East Command, was found guilty of gross misconduct and dismissed with immediate effect after a police disciplinary panel concluded that he used excessive force on a 17 year old Black girl with...

Pupil premium used to plug English school budget gaps

OVER A THIRD OF HEAD TEACHERS in England say the funding they get for poorer pupils is being used to plug general gaps in their school’s budget – a rise from 23 per cent in 2019. This suggests that the cost to schools of coping with the pandemic is having an impact on...

Defendants acquitted in Extinction Rebellion trial

SIX EXTINCTION REBELLION ACTIVISTS, including a Quaker, were acquitted in a landmark verdict at Southwark Crown Court on Friday 23 April. The jury delivered a not guilty verdict for each defendant, despite Judge Perrins ruling that five of the six had no defence under...

UK opposes ICC investigation into Israeli war crimes

IN A LETTER to the Conservative Friends of Israel lobby group, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed the UK Government’s opposition to the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) announcement of an investigation into alleged war crimes by Israel. In his letter,...

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