Unity Begins at Home

Shefik Mehmet can't take five steps along Green Lanes high street in north London without someone stopping him to chat. Mehmet, a rotund Turk who has lived in this area for over 50 years, is technically retired, now that his son runs the family hair salon. But he's still busy working for the community. As chair of the local traders' association, he calms any frictions between businesses and residents. In his spare time, he works with local police to defuse clashes between ethnic gangs. Plus he's a governor at a nearby college, where he helps promote integration. And he does it...

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