BLM UK gains legal status and renames as Black Liberation Movement UK

Black Lives Matter (BLM) No Racism Notessource: The Guardian (World)
published: 23 October 2020

Activists from the Black Lives Matter UK campaign group have placed their organisation on an official footing, marking it with a change of name. The group, which received £1.2m in donations following widespread protests in June, has registered as a community benefit society under the name Black Liberation Movement UK.

The registration of the group, hitherto a loose collection of activists, was required before it could receive the donations, which had been collected via a GoFundMe appeal.

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Secure video calls to help prisoners maintain family ties

Woman on Laptopsource: GOV.UK News
published: 15 May 2020

Secure video calls will be introduced to prisons and young offender institutions (YOIs) across England and Wales to maintain vital family contact for prisoners and young offenders during the coronavirus pandemic.

Following a successful trial at HMP Berwyn, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) is installing the technology at 10 institutions with a wider rollout in the coming weeks.

The measure is part of wider action to preserve family ties after social visits in prisons and YOIs were suspended, to comply with the government’s guidance on controlling the spread of coronavirus and protecting life.

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First Stop Web Design announces support for National Family Fund

Cases in the UKsource: First Stop Design
published: 19 January 2010

First Stop Web Design (a sister enterprise of Naphtali & Associates) has announced its intention to donate 10% of all new design projects to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund.

First Stop has already worked with campaign group 4WardEverUK to provide a free web design service for families affected by deaths in custody, and now wants to do what it can to support the ongoing appeals to raise much needed funds for the initiative.

The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody.

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