Author: Birmingham Eastside

Author Duncan Stone is one of the speakers at the event Experts on the topic of race and sport will meet today to take part in an online speed lecture entitled ‘Race and Sport’. The online event is being hosted by De Monfort University from 1pm, and is aimed at raising awareness about the problem of racism within the sporting world. Birmingham Eastside will be live tweeting the event with the hashtag #RaceandSport

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Jamelia speaking at the Labour rally at the Custard Factory The singer and presenter Jamelia has explained why she’ll be voting in this year’s election — having never voted in any election before. The Handsworth-born celebrity was appearing at a Labour rally at the Custard Factory alongside BeatFreek Collective, Kioko and UB40’s Jimmy Brown. Speaking to Birmingham Eastside, she said she was joining her 18-year-old daughter, who will be entitled to vote for the first time, at their local polling station this month. “For me it’s so important,” she said. “As a community we have been truly suffering at the…

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Mobile journalism by Kamisha Griffiths, Safiya Nur, Laura Wood, Dan Rundle, Jade Morris, Tabata Bernal, Lydia Johnson and Mulenga Chola reporting Today marks the final deadline for British citizens to register to vote in the forthcoming General Election. Thursday 12 December is the day that thousands upon thousands of first-time voters will choose the political party they trust on ballot papers up and down the country. BCU Journalism students roved the city centre campus finding out what fellow university students’ views are about the policies they want action over. Crime, homelessness, treatment of NHS staff in the workplace and an…

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Students studying how to become first-class reporters got the opportunity of a lifetime today after the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrived on Birmingham City University (BCU) campus to launch their General Election manifesto for 2019. First year and Masters Journalism students at BCU reported live from the event and landed one-to-one interviews with shadow cabinet members today after Jeremy Corbyn’s main speech. Jeremy Corbyn arrives on stage at Birmingham City University Corbyn wowed a room full of staunch supporters, and tried to impress the students in the crowd with news that if Labour wins the election on the 12…

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