Tara Dein

@taradein

Location icon United Kingdom

MA Journalism: Goldsmiths
LLB Law: Birmingham University

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Eastlondonlines
01/27/2016
Holocaust last survivors remember

''My family had lived in the same house, in the same town for three generations. Suddenly we were told to pack up, forced to wear Jewish stars and sent to Bergen-Belsen, a Nazi concentration camp." Seventy years on from the liberation of Auschwitz, residents of Hackney will stand in commemoration of those murdered during Nazi persecution.

Eastlondonlines
Gangs: joint enterprise explained

For the final part of ELL's series on gangs, Tara Dein and Marianna Manson take a look at the legal doctrine that has seen hundreds of prisoners "unjustly" convicted. In a landmark judgement in February, the Supreme Court declared that the joint enterprise doctrine, which has allowed people to be convicted of murder even if they did not inflict the fatal blow, has been wrongly interpreted for more than 30 years.

Eastlondonlines
Antisemitic crimes in Hackney almost doubled in a year

Antisemitic crimes in Hackney have increased by 87 per cent according to latest figures from the Metropolitan police. In the previous year, a total of 122 incidents of hate crime were committed, up from 65 during the same period of the previous year.

LBC
CCTV: Brutal Gang Attack Teen Outside McDonalds

Tuesday 28th June 2016 Police have released distressing CCTV footage, showing a brutal attack on a teenager outside a McDonald's restaurant in East Street, Barking. Please enable Javascript to watch this video Police have released distressing CCTV footage, showing a brutal attack on a teenager outside a McDonald's restaurant in East Street, Barking.

LBC
Woman Jailed For Life For Killing Her 'Witch' Mum

Friday 1st July 2016 A woman from Greenwich who murdered her mother because she believed that she was a "witch," has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Regina Edwards, 52, received a life sentence after strangling her elderly mother Priscilla Edwards, at her home in Kirkham Street, South London.

Eastlondonlines
Gangs: causes and consequences

In another instalment for the ELL series on gangs, Tara Dein and Marianna Manson look at the wider issues surrounding youth crime. Tyrone Smith, a London barrister who works defending those involved in gang crime, says it can be difficult to dissociate from the tragedy of people so young becoming caught up in such serious crime.

Eastlondonlines
Teenager charged with attempted murder of Police officer

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the attempted murder of a police officer on Sunday. Police Constable Sinnott was nearing the end of his career in the force and only had 24 days left before retirement, after serving close to 30 years in office.

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Eastlondonlines
Sports journalist in coma after Bethnal Green assault

A well known sports journalist remains in a critical condition after being assaulted in Bethnal Green in the early hours of last Friday morning. Gary Carter, a 36-year-old freelance sports journalist from Greater Manchester is in an induced coma, after having a blood clot surgically removed from his brain during emergency surgery.

Eastlondonlines
Opposition to court charge mounts as defendants opt for guilty pleas to avoid fees

A Hackney woman charged with theft has said this week that she would rather change her plea from not guilty to guilty than risk paying a £1000 criminal courts charge. The case is being cited by opponents of the controversial new charge, brought in this year, which requires magistrates and judges to impose a charge of up to £1,200 on any convicted adult, whatever a defendant's circumstances might be.

Eastlondonlines
Controversial criminal courts charge to be scrapped before Christmas

It has been plagued with controversy and faced fierce opposition. Now Justice Secretary Michael Gove has announced the criminal courts charge will be scrapped. The charge, called by many a "tax on justice", came into force in April under previous Justice Secretary Chris Grayling.

Eastlondonlines
Antisemitic crimes in Hackney almost doubled in a year

Antisemitic crimes in Hackney have increased by 87 per cent according to latest figures from the Metropolitan police. In the previous year, a total of 122 incidents of hate crime were committed, up from 65 during the same period of the previous year.

Adaderana
Sri Lankas greatest wealth is the diversity seen in its people Nonis

July 20, 2015 12:05 pm Sri Lanka is a 'microcosm of the commonwealth, where there is enormous economic disparity.' He stated that in order for Sri Lanka to flourish, 'we must strive towards a knowledge driven economy and embrace the change of development,' Former Sri Lankan High Commissioner to the UK Dr Chris Nonis says.

Mixcloud
Burning Chat: Monday 2 February 2015

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Burnfm
01/18/2015
Review: Foxcatcher | Burn FM

Foxcatcher is the hypnotically told and compellingly unglamorous story of the Schultz brothers' dealings with John Du Pont and the testosterone-rich, underground world of wrestling. It is a somber and dark thriller based on the public record of a world-champion wrestler living in the shadow of his older brother.

Redbrick
Former teacher found guilty of sex abuse in Kenya | Redbrick News

Birmingham Crown Court has heard that Simon Harris, a former British teacher and charity boss sexually abused children as young as six years old. The defendant was found guilty of 22 offences of sexual assault (ranging from indecent assault to attempted rape). He was additionally found guilty of possession of indecent images of children on five counts.

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National Demonstration: Students storm London | Redbrick News

The event was organised by a broad coalition of student groups, headed by The Student Assembly Against Austerity, the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts and The Young Greens. Demonstrators claimed this was the beginning of a new wave of action leading up to the 2015 elections.

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Burning Chat: Monday 26 January 2015

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NUS withdraws support for National Demonstration | Redbrick News

A national student demonstration is due to take place in central London, on 19 th November, ending at parliament. The event is organized by a broad coalition of student groups, headed by The Student Assembly Against Austerity, the National Campaign against Fees and Cuts and The Young Greens.

Burnfm
10/21/2014
Context of the Oscar Pistorius Sentencing | Burn FM

Oscar Pistorius, found guilty of culpable homicide (the equivalent of manslaughter in British law), on one out of three charges, for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp, raised many controversial questions in jurisdictions all around the world.

Redbrick
Great Birmingham Run sees most successful turnout yet. | Redbrick News

Birmingham's half marathon, which took place on Sunday, saw a hugely successful turn out of 22,000, attracting competitors from all over the UK. Known as the 'Great Birmingham Run, the event has been ongoing annually since 2008. England cricketer Ian Bell and Olympic gold star medalist Jodie Sti...

Burnfm
10/21/2014
Great Birmingham Run sees most successful turnout yet | Burn FM

Birmingham's half marathon, which took place on Sunday, saw a hugely successful turn out of 22,000, attracting competitors from all over the UK. Known as the 'Great Birmingham Run, the event has been ongoing annually since 2008. England cricketer Ian Bell and Olympic gold star medalist Jodie Stimpson sounded horns to start the race.

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University Suffers Network Blackout | Redbrick News

Wireless connections across the central parts of Campus have been unavailable since yesterday afternoon. Despite online services (Canvas and FindIt) working as normal, meaning lectures can still regularly proceed, the University's wireless networks (UoBWifi, UoBGuest and Eduroam) are still inaccessible, causing disruption to many students attempting to access WiFi around campus.

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Clean Bandit pull out of GradBall due to 'promo commitments' | Redbrick News

The Guild of Students has announced this afternoon, that they are 'deeply disappointed and frustrated', that Clean Bandit, the UK chart-topping act, will no longer be performing at Graduation Ball. Despite the fact that they will still be performing at Liverpool University this week, the University received an email from the band's management, stating that due to 'promo commitments', they can no longer perform in Birmingham, despite the short notice.

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Three students undertake charity challenge in campus library | Redbrick News

Three Politics students have sworn to stay in the Main Library for as long as possible, in order to raise money for Birmingham Nightline. In a challenge called #LongLoanLockIn, James Phillips, David Franklin and Sam Jones are currently on their third day in the library, and have already raised over ...

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Poppy Wilkinson re-elected president | Redbrick News

Poppy Wilkinson has been re-elected as President of the Guild of Students in the 2014 elections as she won with 2447 votes in the fourth round of voting, achieving 58% of the vote. Poppy is the first President of the Guild of Students to be re-elected.

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Consent Week to be held at UoB | Redbrick News

Consent week, the first to be hosted at the University of Birmingham is scheduled to take place during the week of the 10th-14th February. Organised by Women's Association, the week will focus on promoting cultural acceptance of consent culture rather than rape culture, and tackle some of the issues raised by abuse and assault both on campus and in society.

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LGBTQ Awareness Events on Campus | Redbrick News

A promotional event for the pre-launch of LGBT History Month was held at the University of Birmingham on the 28th November, which saw an evening of performances in Bramall Building and a colourful bus featuring the LGBT flag around campus.

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Green Party: Young people 'bear the worst of austerity Britain' | Redbrick

The Party conference season commenced last week, with the Green Party opening at Aston University in Birmingham. The event, which took place between the 5th to the 8th of September, outlined a list of pledges, with the claim that the party can deliver 'real change for the common good', offering a break from the 'tired business-as-usual politics'.

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Operation Trojan Horse: Continued doubts | Redbrick

Over the last few weeks, a number of allegations have been made about the involvement of authorities in Birmingham schools, in the implementation of a 'jihadist plot'. A tip-off to the Birmingham Council in a document called 'The Trojan Horse', outlined what appeared to be an Islamic fundame...

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Presidential debate | Redbrick

On Saturday 1st March, the candidates took to the Guild Council Chambers for a series of pre-selected question posed to them from the student body. Each candidate was given 90 seconds to respond to each question and after they had all spoken, a chance was given for rebuttal from the other candidates...

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Student Safety Spotlight: Interview with Women's Officer | Redbrick

In 2010, the National Union of Students conducted the 'Hidden Marks' survey, inquiring over 2000 British female students' experiences of sexual assault on campus. The first of its kind, the survey revealed that 1 in 7 students experienced a serious physical or sexual assault during their stay at university, and that 68 per cent had been a victim of one or more kinds of sexual harassment while they were at university.

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Presidential debate | Redbrick

On Saturday 1st March, the candidates took to the Guild Council Chambers for a series of pre-selected question posed to them from the student body. Each candidate was given 90 seconds to respond to each question and after they had all spoken, a chance was given for rebuttal from the other candidates...

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UoB LGBTQ inclusivity initiative | Redbrick News

The University of Birmingham has launched a research project, aiming to take place over the next two years, which will produce a guide for colleagues to ensure LGBTQ inclusivity. The project will survey staff and student experiences, through the means of workshops and other interactive methods.

Burnfm
UoB launches new LGBTQ initiative | Burn FM

The University of Birmingham has launched a research project, aiming to take place over the next two years, which will produce a guide for colleagues to ensure LGBTQ inclusivity. The project will survey staff and student experiences, through the means of workshops and other interactive methods.

Redbrick
Birmingham Health Workers Strike Over Pay | Redbrick News

Picket lines formed outside West Midland hospitals yesterday, as Birmingham based health workers (including doctors, paramedics and midwives) protested against the government's decision to freeze pay for most NHS staff. The strike was publicly supported by members of Unite, Unison and the GMB.

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Birmingham doctor accused of multiple sex assaults | Redbrick News

The case of a doctor, who practiced at the priory hospital in Edgbaston and was accused of 11 charges of sexual assault in November last year, has been adjourned. The crimes against Nafees Hamid span across two years, allegedly taking place between January 2011 and June 2013. [do action=

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Three suspended students reinstated | Redbrick News

Under the apparent threat of judicial review by representatives of the students, the suspension has been limited to three weeks for three of the students. Defend Education has expressed concern about the remaining two students, who have seen no change in their suspension and who may remain suspended for the rest of the year.

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Bar Risa Hosting EDL Rally | Redbrick News

Bar Risa, the Birmingham based student club, is hosting an English Defence League (EDL) rally tonight, with all the proceeds going to the Midlands Air Ambulance charity. The event is taking place after a West Midland police request, with Risa viewed as the only bar large and central enough to host t...

Guildelections
Guild Elections 2014

By Lucy Moseley Campaigning for this year's Guild Elections began on Wednesday as candidates gathered at Mermaid Square for the drop of the banner that would mark the opening of the Guild Elections 2014.

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Get to know your future president | Redbrick News

The presidential elections are now in full swing. All candidates were interviewed on the first day of campaigning to gain an insight of their main policy aims and initial thoughts: What makes you stand out as a candidate? George: 'I really want to focus the Guild back on to its core value of rep...

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Demand for Food Banks on the Rise | Redbrick News

Demands for food parcels have increased by 50% in a year, following government welfare cuts. In record numbers, citizens of Birmingham on low income, benefit delay, welfare cuts and sudden crisis such as redundancy are turning to food banks as a resource to feed themselves and their families. The Fo...

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The Demands of Defend Education are Extremely Commendable | Redbrick Comment

Despite court proceedings, which resulted in the occupation being deemed officially illegal, the student group 'Defend Education' has sworn to continue defying the University and remain in occupation. The society, and many who have steadily continued to show solidarity with their demands, have remained in residence of the Senate Chamber since Wednesday night claiming, after the court appearance, they are 'resisting an unjust, aggressive injunction'.

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