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Secrets of rebel slaves in Barbados will finally be revealed
British Library releases vast trove of digitised 19th-century newspapers to bring stories of fugitives to life

Vanessa Thorpe

18, Jul, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Protesters demand wealthy MP pays up for family’s slave trade past
Rally outside home of Conservative Richard Drax demands reparations for 200 years of trade in Barbados

Paul Lashmar

18, Jul, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Menelik Shabazz obituary
Film-maker and campaigner who chronicled the struggles and experiences of black people in Britain

David Katz

13, Jul, 2021 @4:19 PM

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Wealthy MP with slave trade links failed to publish accounts for four of his firms
Multimillionaire Tory Richard Drax blames accountant for more than a decade of missing records

Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith

04, Apr, 2021 @9:45 AM

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Harvester owner to raise £350m from 'Sandy Lane set'
Mitchells & Butlers came close to breaching terms of debts on back of Covid crisis

Jasper Jolly

15, Feb, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Reparations row MP adds plantation to his register of members’ interests
Tory Richard Drax, who represents South Dorset, has corrected a number of ‘errors and omissions’ in his parliamentary list

Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith in Barbados

03, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A tax on Drax would be a true Tory cause | Letters
The Conservative MP and landowner could learn to stand on his own two feet, rather than a family fortune built on slavery

20, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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He's the MP with the Downton Abbey lifestyle. But the shadow of slavery hangs over the gilded life of Richard Drax
The hardline Tory Brexiter’s family made a fortune from their Caribbean plantations where thousands died. Now he faces urgent calls for reparations

Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith in Barbados

12, Dec, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Wealthy MP urged to pay up for his family’s slave trade past
Richard Drax, the Conservative MP for South Dorset, has inherited the Drax Hall plantation in Barbados after his father’s death in 2017

Paul Lashmar and Jonathan Smith

12, Dec, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Long live Barbados as a republic, soon to be free of tarnished 'global Britain' | Guy Hewitt
The shameful Windrush scandal altered perceptions of the ‘mother country’, says former Barbados high commissioner to the UK Guy Hewitt

Guy Hewitt

22, Sep, 2020 @12:39 PM

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Foreign offices: the Britons who work from home – abroad
Covid has forced many people out of workplaces. Some have saved money by moving overseas

Suzanne Bearne

19, Sep, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'Times have changed': Barbadians in Reading welcome republic plans
Caribbean island intends to remove Queen as head of state, 54 years after gaining independence

Caroline Davies

18, Sep, 2020 @1:57 PM

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