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Ghosts of Notting Hill

Day by day and inch by inch, the old North Kensington disappears. On the Wornington Green estate, a couple of hundred yards from where Kelso Cochrane was murdered, the bulldozers and workmen have moved in. According to Catalyst Housing, the … Continue reading

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Peter Rachman 50 years on

Shirley Green’s definitive 1979 biography After he died, the rumours grew ever more outlandish. They said that he had a penchant for watching naked lady wrestlers; that he wore hand-stitched crocodile shoes and white sharkskin suits; that he was obsessed … Continue reading

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Spot the White

Daniel Trilling, Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right Verso, 240pp, £14.99, ISBN 9781844679591 Six years ago, an 82-year-old with a shiny head, a pink face, and dressed – like the 1950s schoolteacher he once was – in … Continue reading

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Overdue re-print of classic Gillard and Flynn book

Untouchables: Dirty cops, bent justice and racism in Scotland Yard, an investigative tour de force by Michael Gillard and Laurie Flynn, has been reprinted by Bloomsbury. Every chapter is packed with revelations.   See their important front-page report on the Stephen … Continue reading

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More reviews – Murder in Notting Hill

Stephen Poole’s non-fiction reviews, The Guardian, 24.02.12 www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/24/etcetera-steven-poole-nonfiction-reviews The Tablet, December 2011, Ian Thomson’s book of the year m.thetablet.co.uk/reviewpay/579/1 Tony Frewin, Lobster Magazine, Winter 2011 lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster62/lob62-notting-hill-review.pdf Joe Kennedy, The Quietus, December 2011 thequietus.com/articles/07503-alex-niven-folk-opposition-and-mark-olden-murder-in-notting-hill-zer0-books Stewart Home stewarthomesociety.org/blog/archives/3805 Socialist Worker, October 2011 … Continue reading

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BBC Radio 4: The Long View

Jonathan Freedland and guests record a few yards from the spot where Kelso Cochrane was murdered. Picture: BBC Jonathan Freedland takes the long view of the Stephen Lawrence case, comparing it with the racist murder of Kelso Cochrane in Notting … Continue reading

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Stephen Lawrence and echoes of the past

Norris and Dobson: middle-aged men who wouldn’t warrant a second glance on any high street “His murder was in effect a lynching. To look at Kelso Cochrane is to look at Stephen Lawrence and ask: ‘What it is that makes … Continue reading

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Murder in Notting hill published

Murder in Notting Hill a new book by Mark Olden has been published and is available from all major outlets.

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