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Rio Ferdinand isn’t the racist Chelsea footballer John Terry admitted using racist language during a football match last October. But he said he used it sarcastically—and a court cleared him of racist abuse last month.

News round-up

Racism trial opens for John Terry Former England football captain John Terry admitted to a court that he used racist language during Chelsea’s match against QPR last October.

The party is over for these Chelsea toffs

London nightclub Public—a favourite haunt of the capital’s toffs—is to shut down after locals said the poshos were puking everywhere.

Cleaners in Kensington and Chelsea fight for better pay

Migrant workers in one of London’s wealthiest boroughs are organising to fight for better pay.

Premier football and the minimum wage

The Premier League kicked off last week. Its highest paid player, Chelsea’s Frank Lampard, has won a new contract paying him £151,000 a week, or £3,775 an hour.

Firefighters election result helps the union

An attempt to rejuvenate the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in London has led to a restructuring and an election for the post of borough secretary in Kensington and Chelsea.

Campaign saves Hurlingham and Chelsea School in Hammersmith

24 April 2007
Campaigners in Hammersmith, west London, are claiming a victory after Hammersmith and Fulham council withdrew their proposal to close Hurlingham and Chelsea School with no conditions.

Hurlingham and Chelsea School demonstration

11 November 2006
Five hundred students, staff and parents marched through local streets near Hurlingham and Chelsea School to protest against plans by Tory Hammersmith and Fulham council to shut the school.

Campaign to save Hurlingham and Chelsea School

21 October 2006
Hurlingham and Chelsea School is a mixed secondary comprehensive in Fulham, west London. It was in special measures for two years and came out with a very positive Ofsted report at the beginning of this year.

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