People should be able to declare themselves ‘Black English’ on the census says Labour MP David Lammy

People should be able to declare themselves ‘Black English’ on the census says Labour MP David Lammy Tottenham MP said absence of option showed a lack of racial equality in the UK  ONS said tests found ‘evidence didn’t support change to include Black English’ Census also had option for respondents to describe ethnicity in their … Read more

American news outlet trolled for ranking Olympic countries by total medals instead of golds

American news outlets have been mocked for ranking countries at the Tokyo Olympics by total medals won instead of golds. The longstanding practice keeps the US on top of the leaderboard with a two-medal lead as of Tuesday morning, even though China has seven more golds. The New York Times posted a medal count to Facebook … Read more

Trump will fight any move the Treasury Department makes to turn his tax returns over to Congress

Trump’s lawyer says he will fight any move the Treasury Department makes to turn his tax returns over to House Democrats The Justice Department ordered Treasury to turn over former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee  ‘The Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has invoked sufficient reasons … Read more

Spirit Airlines canceled several US flights because of ‘weather and operational challenges’

Dozens of Spirit Airlines flights canceled nationwide because of ‘weather and operational challenges’ On Monday, Spirit Airlines cancelled over 200 flights throughout the U.S., in addition to 165 canceled flights on Sunday Passengers were left stranded throughout cities such as San Juan, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale Rumors began circulating of a strike, but a Spirit … Read more

Runaway Texas Democrats bringing in reinforcements to DC for their voting rights pressure campaign

More than 100 state legislators started flying into Washington, D.C. on Monday to join the runaway Texas Democrats in their pressure campaign on the federal government to address voting rights issues across the country. The ‘week of action’, they are calling it, attempts to urge senators to forgo their August recess to instead pass the … Read more

Roman Abramovich’s £430million Solaris is spotted for the first time at sea off Antibes 

A brand new £430m superyacht belonging to Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich has been spotted for the first time at sea, off the billionaire’s playground of Antibes on the French Riviera. The 460ft vessel, Solaris, is the most costly custom-made superyacht ever built, with 48 cabins across eight decks, a crew of 60 and space … Read more

Police Scotland U-turn after PM security plans named after fictional ‘fat, posh public schoolboy’

Police Scotland accused of calling plan to protect Boris Johnson ‘Operation Bunter’ after fictional ‘fat, posh English public schoolboy’ before U-turn over fears of a diplomatic incident The force drew up security plans for Boris Johnson when he goes to Scotland But ‘Bunter’ moniker was scrapped because of fears it would upset the PM Billy … Read more

Tokyo Olympics: Equestrian Andrew Hoy becomes Australia’s oldest EVER medallist aged 62

ATHLETICS Women’s 1500m Round 1 – Linden Hall – advanced to semi-finals, Jessica Hull – advanced to semi-finals, Georgia Griffith – eliminated Women’s 200m Round 1 – Riley Day – advanced to semi-finals Women’s Pole Vault Qualifying Round – Nina Kennedy, Elizaveta Parnova – both eliminated Men’s 400m semi-finals – Steve Solomon – eliminated Women’s … Read more

Two MILLION rural homes are to be taken out of the ‘digital slow lane’ in £5bn broadband drive

Two MILLION rural homes are to be taken out of the ‘digital slow lane’ in £5bn broadband drive Project Gigabit will see as many as 2.2million homes and offices get fast internet  It is targeted at rural areas where people have long suffered poor connections  Residents will be able to download films in less than … Read more

Australian gold medal-winning BMX rider Logan Martin’s adorable toddler son interrupts interview

His father may have taken out a historic gold medal, but it was adorable toddler Noah Martin who stole the show during a post-win interview.  Logan Martin triumphed in the first-ever BMX freestyle competition on Sunday at Ariake Sports Park to claim Australia’s 13th gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.  The 27-year-old dad wowed viewers with … Read more

Plans for £700m Hertfordshire Sunset Studio that could rival James Bond and Harry Potter sites

Hollywood in Hertfordshire: Sunset Studios unveils plans for £700m ‘world class’ film and TV production site in Broxbourne – their first outside Tinseltown which could create 4,500 jobs Sunset Studios have revealed plans for a new £700m site in Broxbourne, Herts The plans have been revealed by Blackstone and Hudson Pacific Properties  New site is … Read more