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Local elections: How long till it takes place? Can I still register? Catchup on the latest news

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Anas Sarwar promises to focus on what unites the country after becoming Scottish Labour leader

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Anas Sarwar has promised to be a leader that focuses on what ‘unites the country’ in his first address since becoming the head of the Scottish Labour party.

In a video published on Saturday, he spoke of the need to move past the binary arguments of the past.

#StopAsianHate is making inroads into the UK - and this can only be a good thing

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Over the last month your attention may have been drawn to the #StopAsianHate movement which began in America. Although campaigners have continuously drawn attention to the longstanding matter, the rhetoric of former president Donald Trump and the spate of attacks against people from East and South East Asian backgrounds in The States brought the issue into focus again last year.

Labour decision to scrap all-woman shortlist greeted with disappointment

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The decision by the Labour party to scrap its shortlist of candidates for Liverpool's mayoral elections has been greeted with disappointment.

To the shock of many, the decision was made to re-open the nomination process and find new candidates, disbanding the all-woman shortlist that had originally been in place.

"Touchdown is confirmed," Swati Mohan's role in NASA's Perseverance mission receives praise

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The role of Swati Mohan in Nasa’s Perseverance programme is receiving attention for all the right reasons. The latest research mission on Mars with a car-sized rover (NASA's fifth in two years) has had many engaged with the space agency’s work over the last week. That curiosity has extended toward the actors who have made the latest venture possible.

Birmingham community champion Tony Kelly speaks with OBV about receiving British Citizens Award

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Birmingham’s Tony Kelly has been recognised with the British Citizens Award for his endeavours in the City. The British Citizens Award (BCA) is a bi-annual programme dedicated to awarding individuals who are engaging in extraordinary work in their local community. Having won the award, he will be invited to the Palace of Westminster, although a date hasn’t been specified. 

On Bernie Grant's birthday, here are five facts about his life

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Bernie Grant is one of the most recognisable black figures to have entered politics on these isles. Grant was of Guyanese descent and was elected as Member of Parliament for Tottenham in 1987, before being followed by David Lammy in 2000. His brand of open leadership may have been controversial to some, but ultimately won him many admirers during his time as an MP. To mark the occasion of his birth, here are five facts on Bernie Grant. 

Vigil held in honour of Mohamud Hassan

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A vigil was held outside the Cardiff Police Station on Tuesday to mark a month since the death of Mohamud Hassan. It represented the third consecutive day of demonstrations.

Voice.Wales estimate that between 80-100 were in attendance. The group held plaques calling for the footage of his time in custody to be revealed, as the calls for there to be justice for Mohamud continue. 

Cocoa Publishing and Serlina Boyd win Launch of the year across Print and Digital media at BSME awards

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Serlina Boyd and Cocoa Publishing have won the award for Launch of the year at the BSME Awards. The British Society of Magazine Editors named the best editors, art directors and publications from across a range of genres in Print and Digital media.

Black Lives Matter street mural painted outside George Floyd's former high school as remembrance continues

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“GEORGE FLOYD”

“Say his name”

“GEORGE FLOYD”

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