Media Diversified enters a new era with appointment of Editor in Chief, Marcus Daniel

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Media Diversified enters a new era with appointment of new Editor in Chief, Marcus Daniel

Media Diversified, the non-profit media organisation that aims to bring voices of colour to the foreground in media, today announces the appointment of a new editor in chief, Marcus Daniel.

Marcus is a longtime supporter and contributor to Media Diversified. One of his essays was featured in the Diversified Media book “From the Lines of Dissent” and he joined a Media Diversified panel to discuss his work. He has been a contributor and editor for The Queerness, and has also written for SoSoGay and IndyVoices on LGBT issues and the glory of Whitney Houston.

Of Afro-Bajan and English heritage, and a descendant of the Windrush generation, he is passionate about equality and diversity in all areas of life. He hails from the hills of Lancashire, and now lives in…

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SCC Budget Cutbacks

What SCC Budget Cutbacks will do is have a direct detrimental effect on some of our more vulnerable residents. It shows unbelievable short sightedness and that the Tory administration has not learnt from their mistakes.

We saw a massive black hole in youth provision because they kept cutting and cutting and now organisations are having to fight to deal with the aftermath of those cuts.
At a time when families are in need with assistance and advice with the incoming Universal credit, with people in need of help the most they completely remove the grant to Citizens Advice..I’ve seen the amazing work they do helping people facing real hardship and this choice to cut this funding will hurt people. 


This is false economy and will cost more in the long run we’ve seen this
Just with the Police and Crime commissioner they where advised small increments in council tax over years was needed to fill some of the financial hole, but no instead we are faced with the combined financial hole and an increase in council tax any way so the public end up paying more for less 


I’m really concerned about the people being hit by this and I know I’ll do all in my power to help those effected

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Murder of Kelso Cochrane

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On 17 May 1959, Kelso Cochrane, a 32-year-old carpenter from Antigua, was killed by a group of white youths in Notting Hill Gate

Shortly after midnight on the day Kelso was murdered, he was only a few hundred yards from the flat he shared with his fiancee in Notting Hill.

He was returning from a visit to the local hospital when he was attacked by a gang of white youths.

One of the youths stabbed him in the heart with a stiletto knife. They ran off when three men went to help him.

These men took him to hospital, where he died an hour later

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Notting Hill was at the time a stronghold for Oswald Mosley’s Union Movement and Colin Jordan’s White Defence League. The previous year, race riots had broken out in the area. The detective investigating the cases was initially claimed that the youths’ motive was robbery, but Cochrane’s lack of money was explained by his fiancée, as Cochrane himself had emptied his wallet that morning.

The police’s public denial of any racist motive “was almost certainly a misguided attempt to ensure calm in the area

The man leading the investigation, Detective Superintendent Ian Forbes-Leith, told a newspaper at the time: “We are satisfied that it was the work of a group of about six anti-law white teenagers who had only one motive in view – robbery or attempted robbery.”

There were also suspicions that the police feared a violent backlash if a white man were to be tried and hanged for murdering a black man less than a year after the Notting Hill race riots.

Despite apparent fears that the murder would stoke further tension, it is now seen as a turning point in race relations in the area and a catalyst for the Notting Hill Carnival.

In 2003, the Metropolitan Police conducted a cold case review at the request of Cochrane’s brother, Stanley, only to discover that the evidence in the case, including the victims  clothes, had been destroyed in the 1960s.



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Area Committee for North West Ipswich


You are invited to attend the next Area Committee for

North West Ipswich (covering Castle Hill, Whitehouse & Whitton ward) as below…

Thursday 8 November, 7pm at St Thomas Church , Bramford lane, Ipswich IP1 5EP

Area Committees give you the chance to influence Council decision making, share your opinion and contribute to positive changes in your neighbourhood. As a resident of Ipswich, this is your opportunity to say what you would like to see improved.

Each meeting will have representatives from Ipswich Borough Council, local Councilors and the Police.

For full details of your Area Committee and an opportunity to ask a question prior to the meeting please visit

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Ipswich Remembers

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This week marks 100 years since the armistice. On Nov 11 1918 fighting in World War 1 came to an end following the signing of a truce between the Allies and Germany that called for a ceasefire effective at 11 am it was the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

World War 1 saw the mobilization of more than 70 million military personal with an estimated 9 million military combatants and 7 million civilians died as a direct result of the War
This week in Ipswich there are a number of events to commemorate the end of the War and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom sacrifice for our freedom
From Monday 5th to Thursday 8th November the Parish of Whitton are holding an exhibition in the parish Hall in Whitton Church Lane.
This will include memorabilia, artefacts, and stories from the parish during 1914 to 1918
The exhibition runs Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th 9.30 am to 8pm and Thursday 8th 9.30am to 2pm
On Saturday 10th November 3.30pm a service at Parish of Whitton and their traditional act of remembrance on Sunday 11th at 10.15am
On Thursday 8th The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be joining school children and veterans for an Armistice Schools Service.
There will be two services held simultaneously in Ipswich at 10.30am
The Mayor will be attending the Armistice service at the WW1 and WW2 graves at the
Old Cemetery
The Deputy Mayor will be attending the Armistice service at the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park
On Saturday 10th November there is an exhibition from 10.00am to 3.30 pm at the Reg Driver Center Christchurch Park  with a lecture from 2.00pm to 2.50pm
At Quay place Suffolk Mind are holding a ‘Healing Memories’ event as part of the commemorations to mark the centenary of Armistice day
This free event is to support forces personal, ex-forces,  their families and friends by providing information about services and help available to them
This is on Nov 5th from 10am to 4pm
There will also be a display of 2,018 handmade poppies and research into the 22 men on the Quay Place War Memorial
On Sunday 11th November is the Parade and Remembrance Service
10.15am The Parade departs Black Horse Lane though Town Centre
10.25am The main parade enters Christchurch Park via Soane Street entrance
10.45am Civic Parade moves off from Mansion to the Cenotaph
10.50am Service begins
11.30am Service and Wreath laying ends
11.40am March past and salute on Mansion House Green
There will be lots of events happening at local churches and community organisations so please get involved
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The NFL Flag programme is active nationally across the UK and Ireland. We are supporting schools to bring the NFL Flag programme to their school via they`re teacher training programme. NFL Flag is a 5 v 5 non-contact version of American football.

The aim is to help develop the character of the children by focusing on the NFL core values of Respect, Integrity, Resilience, and Responsibility; improve their nutritional knowledge; the importance of getting active; as well as helping them learn how to play NFL Flag. Each 12-week programme ends with a regional tournament involving all participating schools at a local venue.

Schools involved in the local tournament may have the opportunity to attend our end of season national tournament, the Summer Bowl, held every July in London


>1 full day of training for staff to enable confident coaching of the skills needed to play NFL Flag

>A flag starter pack including 10 balls and 30 flag belts

>The 12-week NFL Flag presented by Subway curriculum
Support with facilitating local fixtures

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Beware of Fake Pet Sales on Facebook

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We are seeing, and are receiving reports, on an increase in fake adverts appearing on Facebook sale pages offering pets for sale.

Just this weekend there have been reports of fake adverts for puppies, kittens and even a monkey!

These adverts are a variation of the advance fee fraud. Advance fee fraud is when fraudsters target victims to make advance or upfront payments for goods, services and/or financial gains that do not materialise.

Warning signs

There are plenty of websites hosting classified adverts, and while it’s difficult to stop people advertising bogus items for sale, it’s much easier to spot the dodgy ads and avoid them like the plague.

The key factors to look out for in these cases are:

  • Pedigree puppies being given away for free
  • Sob stories to explain why they can no longer keep them
  • They live nowhere near your local area

As a buyer you should:

  • Only…

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