Alesha MacPhail’s killer named as Aaron Campbell

The sixteen year old teenager who brutally raped and murdered six year old Alesha MacPhail on the Isle of Bute has been named as Aaron Campbell. Judge Lord Matthews agreed to lift a legal restriction on revealing the teenagers identity following an application by media outlets. Campbell,16, who is from Rothesay was convicted of raping and […]

Jihadi Bride’s lawyer questions journalists ethics

The lawyer of Shamima Begum’s family, Tasnime Akunjee, has questioned the ethical reporting of journalists citing Ofcom regulations.  Akunjee, representing the family of Shamima Begum, 19, who left the UK to join Islamic State in 2015, shared his concern about the way the media is reporting about his client. Speaking to Sky News, Akunjee said […]

Man stabbed to death in Brixton

  We are at the scene of a fatal stabbing at 6.45pm in Minet Road, #SW9 #Lambeth. Officers gave first aid to the 23-yr-old male victim, who sadly died at the scene. No arrest at present. Witnesses or anyone with info pls call 101 reference 6141/21Feb. — Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 21, 2019 A 23-year-old […]

Monero Dolls: representing BAME women

A businesswoman has opened a children’s boutique in Islington selling custom made, handcrafted black dolls inspired by women in her life. Sandra Monero, of Stoke Newington, launched Monero Kids Boutique after seeing an empty unit. After losing her mother, father and brother, she found making clothes therapeutic and decided to go professional. Now her shop […]

Celebrity X Factor returns after 13 years

Simon Cowell has revealed 2019 will see TWO series of The X Factor. Although exact details are yet to be confirmed, Simon has announced his plans to air both Celebrity and All Stars versions of The X Factor UK. The music mogul, 59, spoke to The Sun saying “I want to clear up any myths […]

UK ladies start your engines! Drag Race is here

Alan Carr  and Graham Norton will be judges on UK Rupaul’s Drag Race alongside Michelle Visage and the host himself? The chatty man host, 42 and the BBC host,52, are all set to judge the legendary show already loved in America. Plans for the show were announced back in December where the premise of the […]

Jihadi bride wants to return, with “no regrets”

One of the three British schoolgirls who left East London to join the Islamic State (ISIS) says she has no regrets, but wants to return home to the UK. Shamima Begum was just 15 when she and two other girls from Bethnal Green travelled to Syria to marry an IS fighter. Now 19, Shamima, who […]

YouTube stars impersonated by scammers

 Internet tricksters have targeted social media sensations by impersonating them and sending fans messages to win prizes. The scam messages sent via YouTube encouraged fans to click a link to win prizes and enter giveaways. The names, profiles and language of the stars are used in the messages to make it seem authentic. YouTube said it was […]

Is being a flexitarian better for the environment?

Climate change is a growing global issue, but scientists have come up with a solution everyone can do – adopting a more plant-based diet. You might have rolled your eyes when your friend announced to go five days a week without eating meat, becoming a ‘flexitarian’ as part of an attempt at a new year’s resolution. […]