Abbianca Makoni

Multimedia news reporter

Location icon United Kingdom

Interests: Social, home and community affairs - occasionally covering southern Africa

More than 16% of coronavirus victims in England from BAME communities

More than 16% of people who had tested positive for coronavirus when they died were from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, new data shows. On Monday, NHS England released data showing the ethnic breakdown of people who have died with coronavirus for the first time.

Metro Newspaper UK
Stop and search could save girls from being groomed, says former gang member

USING stop and search powers on girls and young women could 'save them' from criminal gangs, says a mother-of-two forced into one in her early teens. Lucy Martindale, director of anti-knife crime group Operation Shutdown, said girls are 'inevitably' becoming associated with gangs because dominant men force them to hide weapons or drugs.

Evening Standard
Mentor providing male role models in London up for award

A father who works to provide young men in the capital with positive male role models is among the Londoners nominated for a national award to celebrate mentoring. Courtney Brown, 48, has been shortlisted in the inaugural National Mentoring Awards for his Enfield and Hackney-based charity Father 2 Father.

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