Monthly Archives: November 2011

Restorative justice: would you face your offender?

© Tim Green aka Atoach

IN THE UK, 775 homes are broken into and half of the offenders come out of prison and strike again (UK Crime Statistics).

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Channel 4’s Top Boy: On top of its game?

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CHANNEL 4 HAS ANNOUNCED the return of Top Boy – a four-part gripping drama on inner city youth gang culture.

The successful first series is leading to a second four-part production due next year. But the first run failed to reflect a gaping hole in society: the dismantled relationship between youths and authorities.

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HOT HOTELS: Riad Kasbah, Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Kasbah, Morocco

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Although the medina, tucked away in the centre of Marrakech, seems hectic, dusty and uninviting, any visitor to the city has to stay in this area to get a real feel for the traditions of this exotic country.  Continue reading

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Court Reporting: Nothing but the truth

Scales of Justice of Old Bailey court - © Ben Sutherland

WATCHING THE START of the Stephen Lawrence trial, plus a murder trial with a recording of someone killed with a red hot poker, brought the crime world too close for (dis)comfort.

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English riots: Hundreds of rioters roaming free

Manchester riots © Richard Hopkins

PANORAMA’S INSIDE THE RIOTS reported that hundreds of culprits from August’s England riots are yet to be caught by police. Continue reading

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HOT HOTELS: Anantara Veli, Maldives

Anantara, Maldives. Some rights reserved – see below.

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This spacious resort is spread across three of the emerald islands of the Maldives. If you stay on the islands of Dhigu or Veli, you can use the facilities on either island, giving you ample choice of restaurants and sunbathing spots. Continue reading

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Breaking News: Africa’s western black rhino is extinct

THE INTERNATIONAL UNION for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has officially declared the wild black rhino as extinct.

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Kaleidoscopic India by artist Natasha Kumar

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“IN INDIA, IF IT STAYS STILL long enough to be painted, it will be…” says Natasha Kumar, a distinguished UK-born artist who has explored and depicted her Indian heritage using her creative talent.

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HOT HOTELS: Banyan Tree, Phuket, Thailand

Banyan Tree, Phuket. Some rights reserved – see below.

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The Banyan Tree range of boutique hotels are renowned for their exquisite designs that are luxurious whilst embracing their local surroundings. The Banyan Tree Phuket is a pioneering property within the brand’s collection.

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World population 7 billion and counting. So where’s the worst place to be living?

The United Nations estimated that on 31 October, the global population reached 7 billion. So in such a packed out world, where’s the worst part we could be living in?

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