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Hartlepool council will put a sign on ‘unfriendly’ monkey statue

Legend says the monkey was hanged as a French spy after being washed ashore at the seaside town in County Durham following a shipwreck during the Napoleonic Wars. A statue of the animal is located in the town's marina

Councillors have been accused of ‘virtual-signalling gone crazy’ after insisting on adding a plaque to Hartlepool’s monkey statue over fears it could be used to depict the town as ‘unfriendly to foreigners’ in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.  Legend says the monkey was hanged as a French spy after being washed ashore…

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Heroes cancelled in case they offend: Council in Wales will no longer name streets after individuals

Statue in Denbigh, Wales, of Sir Henry Morton Stanley who was targeted in BLM protests

Hero soldiers who died serving their country will no longer have streets named after them in a Welsh county after the council decided ‘times and attitudes change’ and individuals can later ‘prove divisive’. Denbighshire County Council ruled it would now no longer allow the honour after a meeting, which appeared to reference the Black Lives…

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Black Lives Matter: Council was ‘racist’ for trying to rename Plymouth square

During the summer Plymouth City Council proposed renaming Sir John Hawkins Square after the Plymouth Argyle player Jack Leslie (pictured), who is the club's fourth highest goal scorer

A council has been accused of being ‘racist’ for trying to rename a Plymouth square honouring slave trader and naval commander Sir John Hawkins after the city’s black football legend Jack Leslie. During the summer Plymouth City Council proposed renaming Sir John Hawkins Square after the Plymouth Argyle player who is the club’s fourth highest…

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Will we EVER learn to love the council flat kid who became F1’s greatest driver?

He has been linked with several women, including singer Rita Ora – but has not been in another serious public relationship

Even if you know nothing of Formula One and care still less for the high testosterone sport of motor racing, you will have almost certainly have heard of Lewis Hamilton. There’s Lewis the red carpet regular with a string of glamorous celebrity girlfriends, Lewis the fashion icon with his tattoos, hair braids and bling,  Lewis…

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Seattle police chief to resign after council slashes budget, approves officer cuts – National

Seattle police chief to resign after council slashes budget, approves officer cuts - National

Seattle’s police chief says she is stepping down, a move made public the same day the City Council approved reducing the department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition. Carmen Best, the city’s first Black police chief, said in a letter to the department that her retirement will be effective Sept. 2…

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