While some singers might not think sending a drunk video on private message to an artist asking to join their tour will work, for Rachel Chinouriri it did. The up-and-coming singer from London revealed in a Twitter thread the wild way she managed to secure a place on Lewis Capaldi's upcoming European tour, which starts in Warsaw, Poland, on 13 February. Chinouriri said she was scrolling through Instagram and spotted that the Scottish pop star had followed her and tagged her in a story of himself singing her song - I'm Not Perfect (But I'm Trying).
Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.Read more on FRANCE 24 EnglishRead also:Tackling climate change: 'African leaders are talking and not acting'Kenyan climate activist Abigael Kima on raising awareness in AfricaCOP27 summit: What's at stake for the African continent?
Families whose children qualify for free school meals will get a food voucher of £20 per child for the February half-term, which they will receive through their schools, Herefordshire Council has announced.
Footage from the fatal attempted arrest of Tyre Nichols on January 7 in Memphis, Tennessee, was due to be released “sometime Friday after 6pm”, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said.In a statement on the City of Memphis Facebook page, Strickland said: “We wanted to ensure the proper legal steps were followed and that the family of Mr Nichols had the opportunity to view the video footage privately before we released it to the public. In light of those matters occurring, we will be releasing the video to the public sometime Friday after 6pm.”The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday that five former Memphis Police officers had been charged with seven counts each including second-degree murder and aggravated assault. The former officers were named as Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr, and Justin Smith.Tyre Nichols died on January 10 after being hospitalized in Memphis with critical injuries following an attempted arrest after a traffic stop on January 7.US President Joe Biden released a statement on Thursday, urging “peaceful protest” upon the release of the footage. Credit: City of Memphis via Storyful
Residents narrowly avoided injury after a partial building collapse on a busy north London high street.Firefighters and paramedics rushed to Stoke Newington High Street at 9.30am on Friday after parts of a building flew off the roof.Builders frantically shouted at shoppers to get back as a “huge ball of orange dust” erupted engulfing an Afro-Caribbean greengrocer.