Jesus Army sex scandal: The dark secrets of life in a commune

Now on the brink of closure, the Jesus Army is understood to have accrued assets worth £50m. But it leaves a harrowing legacy – and an unsettled future for Philippa and its many other victims.

Mum up for top award for genius ‘therapy’ idea which boosts mental health

“We have met weekly during lockdown, and we’ve been posting out creative challenges to members to keep them connected and motivated,” says Laura. “I was delighted to discover I’d been nominated for the award. It’s fantastic that our charity has been recognised for addressing this gap in society.”

Top BAME Teacher: BLM Encouraging Institutional Racism, ‘Decolonising’ Education ‘Divides Us’

She further said during The Equiano Project webinar that hyper-focus on racism is a distraction from a person’s personal and professional development. Birbalsingh said: “Anyone who has ever overcome any obstacle in life knows that if you spend all your time worrying about how insurmountable it is, you will never overcome it.

The Uighurs and the Chinese state: A long history of discord

Human rights charities including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) have long accused Beijing of mass imprisonment and torture. Most inmates in the so-called “re-education camps” have never been charged with a crime and have not received any legal representation, the charities say.

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown splits with boyfriend Joseph Robinson after eight months together

The supermodel told Elle mag: “Going into the next season, my fear is having to see another of my black girlfriends get her hair burned by a hair straight- ener, or do her own make-up because the make-up artist hasn’t been trained on all different skin types.”

Love Island winner Amber Gill on struggling to find love and why she doesn’t want to be a sex symbol

She said: “Love Island is more diverse than a lot of other shows, but I wouldn’t say the balance is proportionate — it’s not there yet.”

Wednesday briefing: Strife-torn Lebanon reels from Beirut port explosion

The blast, at 6.08pm Tuesday local time, was so powerful it was felt in Cyprus, 120 miles away. It left cars with blown-out windows strewn on highways and a city in shock. Video footage showed whole neighbourhoods in ruins. The port’s granaries were destroyed, prompting fears of a food crisis across a nation already suffering […]

James Argent breaks the law driving his moped without tax or insurance for two years

“It was the first time I actually thought I’m actually close to death. If I didn’t sort myself out I could have died. He went out of his way to get me into a rehab in Thailand and helped me with the financial side of things.

Topless James Argent enjoys an ice cream on the beach in Spain after split from Gemma Collins

But he faced more bad news this week when it was announced that anybody returning from mainland Spain or its surrounding islands will be forced to quarantine for two weeks upon their return to the UK.

The Enchanted Island: the isle is full of mash-ups

Still, the lack of love interest remained. The aria machine was demanding more fuel. My second choice of Shakespeare play was A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (again because of Purcell, and his Fairy Queen) with its four intertwining lovers. I thought: let’s mash the two stories together and see where it takes us. Lysander and Demetrius are […]