The Notting Hill Carnival is here with us again. This year's theme is
"aspiration and achievement in unity".
Around a million visitors are expected to descend into Notting Hill
and surrounding areas between 27 and 28 August as the streets of west
London are filled with floats, steel bands and
Despite good intentions and billions of pounds worth of aid and debt relief, more money flowed out of poor African coffers into Britain last year than the other way round.
Fresh research by Christian Aid into the financial relationship between Africa in the 12 months since last year’s G8 meeting of world leaders in Edinburgh shows that the UK economy gained over £11 billion – or £187 for every single person in the land.