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Leeds city council probes parkin so it can warn school children of its links to the slave trade

The authority is looking into how the traditional ginger cake from Northern England historically includes ingredients, such as sugar, that are 'gained through the triangular slave trade', according to a report (file photo)

Yorkshire puddings! Leeds city council probes local sweet treat parkin so it can warn school children of its links to the slave trade… because it is made with SUGAR Council probing how cake included ingredients that were gained via slave trade It will also review how products such as Yorkshire Tea ‘are reliant on global…

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Statue of James Watt to be reinstalled in Birmingham with plaque on his family links to slave trade

The statue of Scottish inventor James Watt in Birmingham will be reinstalled with a plaque explaining his 'dark side' and links to slavery

Statue of steam engine pioneer and ‘father of the industrial revolution’ James Watt will be reinstalled in Birmingham with a plaque about his ‘dark side’ and family links to slave trade in the wake of BLM protests The statue of inventor James Watt has been in storage in Birmingham since 2017 Council will reinstall it…

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Calls for historic NSW far south coast village to be renamed over ‘racist’ links to slavery 

The name of the NSW village of Boydtown could be scrapped due to racist origins to slave labour. Pictured is a woman outside the Seahorse Inn, the village's historic hotel

Historic New South Wales town could be renamed over its ‘racist’ links to slavery Growing calls for small beachside village on NSW far south coast to be renamed Boydtown founded by Benjamin Boyd, regarded as Australia’s first ‘Blackbirder’ He shipped South Sea Islanders to Australia and exploited them as slave labour Property developer which owns 700…

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Historian backs Canterbury Cathedral ‘for keeping statues with slavery links’

Canterbury Cathedral (pictured) has won praise for resisting calls to remove statues with historic links to slavery despite calls by Justin Welby to look at them 'very carefully'

Canterbury Cathedral has won praise for resisting calls to remove statues with historic links to slavery despite calls by Justin Welby to look at them ‘very carefully.’ The Archbishop of Canterbury last year suggested the monuments should be reviewed to see if they ‘should all be there.’   He made the comments last June, when monuments…

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Project to identify colonial links to stately homes received £160,000 in taxpayers’ & lottery money

The project linked almost 100 National Trust properties to British colonialism and the slave trade, including Winston Churchill's former home Chartwell House (pictured)

A project to identify the colonial links to National Trust stately homes inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement received £160,000 in taxpayers’ and lottery money. The University of Leicester’s project received a grant of £99,600 from the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund and a further £60,000 from the Arts Council, the Daily Express reported on…

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Wales identifies 200 statues, roads and buildings with ‘links to the slave trade’

Contractors boarding-up a statue of slave trader Sir Thomas Picton at Cardiff's civic building following a vote to have it removed

More than 200 statues, streets and buildings in Wales named after historic Britons have been identified as having connections to the slave trade, according to a Welsh government-ordered audit. The review was ordered by First Minister Mark Drakeford following the death of George Floyd in the US and the toppling of the statue of Edward…

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