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BLM activists who ‘toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston’ are let off with police cautions

Five people interviewed over the toppling of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol will be offered conditional cautions, a chief constable has said. The bronze memorial to the 17th century slave merchant was pulled down during a Black Lives Matter protest on June 7, before being dumped in Bristol Harbour. No arrests … Read more BLM activists who ‘toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston’ are let off with police cautions

The rise of the lockdown share trader

Alongside interior design, gardening and baking, more Britons seem to have tapped into an undiscovered passion for investing in shares since lockdown. While funds and trusts are often the go-to for the beginner investor, this year has seen an increase in trading activity in company shares. With more people working from home and a keener … Read more The rise of the lockdown share trader

City of London’s only primary school changes its name from 17th century slave trader Sir John Cass

City of London’s only primary school changes its name to avoid ‘celebrating’ 17th century slave trader Sir John Cass Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School said it was ‘incompatible’ with values The only primary school that is in City of London will become The Aldgate School It announced on its website the decision comes after … Read more City of London’s only primary school changes its name from 17th century slave trader Sir John Cass

Rogue trader warning on energy saving home improvements

When Michael and Brenda Pickup received a knock on their door and an offer of free insulation under the Government’s Green Deal, they thought it was a safe way to save money.  But, six years on, the pensioners face a bill of nearly £20,000 to correct the damage caused by rogue traders cashing in on … Read more Rogue trader warning on energy saving home improvements

Pub named after slave trader Edward Colston is renamed Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface

The Edward Colston statue in Bristol was pulled down by demonstrators on Sunday  Edward Colston was born to a wealthy merchant family in Bristol, 1636. After working as an apprentice at a livery company he began to explore the shipping industry and started up his own business. He later joined the Royal African Company and … Read more Pub named after slave trader Edward Colston is renamed Ye Olde Pubby Mcdrunkface

California woman explodes with rage at Trader Joe’s after being asked to wear a face mask

A woman in Los Angeles has been caught on camera yelling at staff in a Trader Joe’s after she was asked to wear a face mask. The unnamed woman had stood in line around 5.30pm Friday with other shoppers on the opening day of the new store in North Hollywood. She was said by another … Read more California woman explodes with rage at Trader Joe’s after being asked to wear a face mask

Bristol music venue named after slave trader Edward Colston removes his name

A Bristol music venue named after Edward Colston has removed its signage from the building after the slave trader became a target of the Black Lives Matter protests.  Workmen were this morning pictured drilling out the lettering at Colston Hall ahead of a total rebrand this autumn to distance themselves from the ‘divisive’ figure. Bosses … Read more Bristol music venue named after slave trader Edward Colston removes his name

Sadiq Khan calls for London’s slave trader statues to be removed as he orders landmarks review

Sadiq Khan has announced he will ‘review and improve’ the diversity of London‘s public landmarks and called for the removal of all slave trader statues in the capital. It follows the tearing down of a statue of slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol over the weekend by Black Lives Matter (BLM) demonstrators. Last night, some people … Read more Sadiq Khan calls for London’s slave trader statues to be removed as he orders landmarks review

Moment Black Lives Matter protesters tear down statue of 17th century slave trader

Black Lives Matter protesters have torn down a statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston in Bristol and dumped it in the harbour – as demonstrations continue to sweep Britain following the death of George Floyd in America. Footage shows demonstrators heaving the metal monument down with ropes before cheering and dancing around it, … Read more Moment Black Lives Matter protesters tear down statue of 17th century slave trader

Rogue trader Nick Leeson ‘boasts he is doing very well on the stock market’

Rogue trader Nick Leeson ‘boasts he is doing very well on the stock market’ amid the coronavirus pandemic Leeson ‘said “markets exist through crises” after declared he is “back trading”‘  He boasted ‘we are continuing to have another few great and profitable weeks’ Leeson jailed for six-and-a-half years after Barings Bank went bankrupt in 1995  … Read more Rogue trader Nick Leeson ‘boasts he is doing very well on the stock market’