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Fela Anikulapo Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti, born in Abeokuta, Nigeria in 1938, was a singer-composer, trumpet, sax and keyboard player, bandleader, and politician. Kuti was one of Africa’s most controversial musicians and throughout his life he continued to fight for the rights of the common man (and woman) despite vilification, harassment, and even imprisonment by the government of… [Continue Reading]

Reggae singer John Holt

Reggae vocalist John Holt, who sang the original version of Blondie’s hit The Tide is High, has died aged 69. His manager Copeland Forbes told the Jamaica Observer he died in a London hospital on Sunday. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Holt rose to fame in the 1960s as the lead… [Continue Reading]

THE death of a devoted Carlisle United fan whose courage in the face of adversity impressed everyone who knew him has triggered a flood of tributes. Paul Floyd, 49, was known to hundreds of fellow fans for his lively online banter about the team he loved. But what many did not know was that the former… [Continue Reading]

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Graduate who held up sign advertising himself at Waterloo Station in line for move to BARCELONA after being flooded with offers

A graduate who stood in Waterloo Station and advertised his skills to commuters is now one step closer to landing his dream job. Alfred Ajani, 22, received widespread praise after ditching online application forms and handing out his CV to businessmen and women passing through the busy London terminal. His radical approach to job-hunting has… [Continue Reading]

Stephen Sutton: Fund-raising teenager dies after making over £3 million for charity

The mother of a teenager who raised more than £3m for a cancer charity after being diagnosed with the disease, has paid tribute to a “courageous, selfless, inspirational son”. Stephen Sutton, 19, died, four years after he was first diagnosed with bowel cancer. His mother, Jane Sutton, released a statement on the Stephen’s Story Facebook… [Continue Reading]

Bernard Jordan – The Great Escape to D-Day Celebrations

The 89-year-old D-Day veteran who sneaked out of his care home to Normandy has returned to a hero’s welcome and declared: ‘I would do it again tomorrow.’ Hiding his war medals under a raincoat, Bernard Jordan told carers he was going for a walk before boarding a coach to France for the 70th anniversary –… [Continue Reading]

Harry Patch – The Last Fighting Tommy

Henry John “Harry” Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009), dubbed in his latter years “the Last Fighting Tommy”, was a British supercentenarian, briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. Patch was, with Claude Choules and Florence Green, one… [Continue Reading]