Maurice Mcleod

Maurice Mcleod is a London-based journalist, a regular blogger (at http://marmosetmowords.wordpress.com/), and a member of Writers of Colour (www.mediadiversityuk.com). He was a communications manager at voluntary sector champion NCVO and is the director of communications company Marmoset Media.

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Stop and Search: Drugs and the aggravating factor of being black

A study has found that in forces across England and Wales, drug policy was a major cause of racial inequality in the justice system

Blair defends handling of fuel crisis

In a specially arranged press conference Prime Minister Tony Blair today said that he had handled Britain's week-long fuel crisis in the best way possible.

Farmers block Chunnel freight

Demonstrating French farmers have blocked freight traffic into the Channel tunnel at Calais.

Slow but sure start for England

England have started their quest to make this West Indian team the first to lose a series in England for 31 years in reasonably assured form.

AltaVista chief quits

The UK managing director of internet service provider AltaVista has paid for his failure to provide an unmetered service for the company's customers by resigning from his job.

French fishermen strike brings holiday chaos

Thousands of British holidaymakers are facing major disruptions as they try to board ferries in the south of England today as French fisherman stage a blockade over the price of fuel.

Man's head found in giant cod

Australian police have launched an investigation after a man's head was found inside a giant cod at a processing plant.

England win quickest test for 54 years

West Indies 172 and 61 lost to England 272

Airshow pilot dead after crash

The pilot of a single seater jet died after his plane crashed into the sea during an air show today.

Body found in hunt for Jake

The body of a small boy has been found in the North Sea by lifeboat men searching for missing five-year-old Jake Parker.

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China's influence on fashion

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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

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Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

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Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

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It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
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Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before