Fremantle launches independent review of Neighbours after Shareena Clanton accuses show of racism

Fremantle Media has appointed an independent review of Neighbours after actress Shareena Clanton accused the Network Ten soap of racism. In a lengthy Instagram post on Tuesday, Shareena, 30, alleged producers fostered a toxic workplace environment and that the show was a ‘culturally unsafe space’. Fremantle Asia Pacific CEO Chris Oliver-Taylor said ‘all complaints are taken seriously and we are investigating … Read more

Downing Street blasts Sadiq Khan over cannabis review

Downing Street says London Mayor Sadiq Khan is ‘wasting his time’ by setting up review to consider decriminalising cannabis if he is re-elected because Boris Johnson ‘will not be changing’ the law Sadiq Khan to launch review examining cannabis decriminalisation if re-elected But Downing Street today insisted the Mayor of London will be wasting his … Read more

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will set up review to consider decriminalising cannabis if he is re-elected 

Sadiq Khan will set up a review examining the possibility of decriminalising cannabis if he is re-elected as Mayor of London on May 6. The former MP for Tooting is planning to set up an independent London Drugs Commission which will investigate the potential health, economic and criminal justice benefits of decriminalising the Class B … Read more

Great British boltholes: A review of The Bear, Dorset

Delightful Dorset: Inside the heritage-chic Georgian pub that’s perfect for exploring the delights of the Purbecks The Bear is a lovingly restored 18th Century coaching inn located in the town of Wareham, Dorset Its ten rooms are named after famous bears – Aloysius features a ‘showstopper’ bathroom with copper bath  Chef Chris Button serves imaginative … Read more

Pimlico Academy will amend ‘racist’ uniform policy, review the curriculum and no longer fly the flag

Pupils’ list of demands which school ‘agreed to’   A statement purporting to be from the pupil protesters breaks down their ‘demands’. An extract from this document is shown below –  DISCRIMINATION   We believe the school has unfairly targeted groups of students. The school should protect marginalised races, religions and other groups instead of target them.  … Read more

Race review author warns people should not use accusations of institutional racism ‘willy-nilly’

Institutional racism is a charge too often bandied about ‘willy-nilly’, according to the author of a landmark report declaring Britain a model multi-ethnic society. Dr Tony Sewell said many people deploy the term too readily as a catch-all phrase – and that they ‘don’t even know what they’re talking about’.  He argued that institutional racism … Read more