And Finally

Word From the Streets w/c 23rd April 2012 – AND FINALLY…

A Japanese boy who lost everything when the 2011 tsunami hit his home has had his prized soccer ball returned. The ball of Misaki Murakami, 16, was found washed up on an Alaskan shore 3,350 miles away by David Baxter from Middleton Island. It had the soccer fans name and school name on, Mr Baxter’s Japanese wife Yumi read this and began the search to find the owner. Shiori Sato, 19, was also traced after her volleyball washed up.

Word From the Streets w/c 16th April 2012 – AND FINALLY…

Lord Brett has passed away. The man was large in stature and character, and worked his way from a Railway Clerk to a world leader in workers rights. Bill Brett was born in Bury, Lancashire, in 1942 to Irish parents, and attended St Joseph’s Primary School and Radcliffe Technical College in Manchester. He worked his way up the Union ladder to become head of the International Labour Organisation, the UN body for employment standards. Brett fort for worker’s rights, and in particular against the worst forms of child labour, playing a major role in the 1998 ILO Declaration of Fundamental More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th April 2012 – AND FINALLY…

The looter who burnt the House of Reeves store in Croydon, south London, during last summer’s riots has been jailed for 11 and a half years. Gordon Thompson set a sofa alight outside the furniture store, which was being ransacked by looters, the fire quickly spread through the store and was so intense that buildings across the road caught fire. The huge inferno became a sad iconic image of the August disturbances. Thompson, 34, pleaded guilty to arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered. A witness told the court that they had heard Thompson say “Who’s got a More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2012 – AND FINALLY…

A survey by the Independent has shown that over half of the public polled believe that the £9.3 billion cost of the Olympic and Paralympic Games will be of no benefit!

Word From the Streets w/c 26th March 2012 – AND FINALLY…

AND FINALLY…

Last week our front pages were dominated on the social and cultural disaffection of young men of colour in particular from both sides of the pond, who, in their respective ghetto communities committed acts resulting from their war like gangsterism with their respective victims seen as innocent by-standers. In America, two young British tourists in Florida stumbled in their drunken stupor into a down-town ghetto. One was a tennis coach, and whilst tennis claims to do so much in these rare streets of serves and volleys, one will have hoped an opportunity to use the power of sport to More >

Word From the Streets w/c 19th March 2012 – AND FINALLY…

Sport Relief has raised over £124 million since its launch in 2002! Celebrities have walked, ran, swam, cycled waterskiied and broken world records to bring in this staggering amount of money!!! WFTS comments – this continues to promote the clearly recongised role that sport can play with the support of the arts to make a real and lasting impact in the social and human development of young people and communities locally and globally.

Word From the Streets w/c 12th March 2012 – AND FINALLY…

The sports ministry of Iran is overseeing the training of 3,500 women to become female Ninja’s.

WFTS comments – speaks for itself!!!

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – AND FINALLY…

Teenage dancer, Jack Widdowson, has made a remarkable recovery following a street attack in which he was feared to have been paralysed. Jack, 19, was visiting his older brother at university in Cardiff when battered and left for dead by his attackers. He was left unconscious and suffering from a spinal injury. However, the young ballerina benefited from early and informed intervention which allowed Jack to regain his mobility and make a rapid recovery. The attack took place only days after he had won a place at the prestigious Bern Ballet in Switzerland. Following his recovery he is on the More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – AND FINALLY…

Two students have come up with a novel way to pay for their studies and have a good time doing it…. Entrepreneur’s Ross Harper and Ed Moyse set up a website on which they sold their faces for advertisements. They began painting their faces with company logos and uploading pictures of their face advertisements to their website. Initially they sold their faces for £1 an advert but the price has now risen to £400, and companies are paying them to go on skiing trips in the Alps, skydiving and to have an evening at the Royal Opera. Harper said: “To More >

Word From the Streets w/c 20th February 2012 – AND FINALLY…

2012 has kicked off in blaze of debate of about equality and human rights….. It began with the conviction of two of Stephen Lawrence’s killers and has seen the intense media attention on racism in sport and society. This week saw the 25th Birthday of Anthony Walker, the foundation which is his legacy has been working with Liverpool FC, whom have been embarrassed by its support Luis Suarez. The foundation have been approached by Kick it Out to work with Joey Barton, the controversial Twitter laureate who is trying to paint a new public image. The racism summit at 10 More >