Wednesday, January 16News For London

Author: Barkha Goenka, Cristina Escobar, Orlando Del Maestro, Sara Albo

Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Breaking News, Charity, economy, Health, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2
Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United Kingdom faces a growing issue with homelessness. Many charities collect money and support those without a home but unfortunately, they fail to reach everyone in need. Stephen, 55, an ex-serviceman from the armed forces, represents a soundboard for many who have lost faith in charity. He is of the opinion that charities cheat people in the name of donation. “I would love to know where the money goes. But I already know where it goes. It goes for wages and it’s all a con. That is all it is. You’ve got the Royal British Legion. Last year they raised 42 million pounds. But it never went to the ex-servicemen. 75 percent of the people that live on the street are ex-forces. We are in a society now. We’re being lied to.”
A Realist’s Guide to Renting in London

A Realist’s Guide to Renting in London

Breaking News, Harrow, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2, Student
Recent data from OnTheMarket.com revealed that Londoners spend up to 61% of their income on rent, with Camden being the most expensive borough. This follows a study by the trade union GMB which found that between 2011 and 2017, rent prices for two-bedroom flats in London increased by 25.9% to an average of £1,500 per month while wages only increased by 9.1%. Today, in a letter seen by The Guardian, Sadiq Khan said that he is considering the introduction of rent controls in London: “The housing crisis is now having such an effect on a generation of Londoners in favour of rent stabilisation and control are becoming overwhelming.” Khan’s proposed changes focus on “no-fault evictions”, where landlords are able to evict tenants at the end of their initial fixed term which campaigning gro
The rise of Rental Fashion

The rise of Rental Fashion

clothes, Culture, streetwear, urban, youth
Rental fashion is taking over giving you a chance to rent the most luxury streetwear in the industry. Now that London fashion week is on its way, taking place on the 16th & 17th of February 2019. We get to know the prices of the most highly anticipated streetwear brands such as Off-white by designer Virgil Abloh with prices starting from £900.                                                                            Off White jacket by Virgil Alboh   With the rise of the value of these new brands we also get to experience the rise of rental fashion. Alize Demange, who has just opened a pop up shop in London is giving the chance to young people to rent designer items, trying to create a new trend.                                                              
Cultural appropriation amongst young people, has it gone too far?

Cultural appropriation amongst young people, has it gone too far?

Culture, News
An online debate has started over accusations of singer Ariana Grande blatantly imitating black people by speaking with a ‘blaccent’. During an interview with billboard, Ariana Grande spoke about various childhood photographs. One photo that showed Grande as a toddler eating a cookie, to which she responded by saying: “I’, like a b***h, that’s my cookie, that’s my juice, okay. Carry on. Thank you next, that’s what this baby picture says.” .@ArianaGrande takes a looks back at childhood photographs & shares advice for her younger self #WomenInMusic https://t.co/lVic2FmCOO pic.twitter.com/Ik8FAK0ez3 — billboard (@billboard) December 5, 2018 On social media some users are defending the singer whilst others have lost respect for Grande. yea that's what we saying her voice
Brexit vote is delayed: the social media reactions

Brexit vote is delayed: the social media reactions

Politics
The Brexit vote is being delayed. This came one day before the Commons vote on the Brexit’s deal was supposed to happen, and just minutes after Prime Minister’s spokesperson said the vote would go ahead. Although there is no official confirmation yet, social media users immediately started to react to this news. Jeremy Corbyn was one of the firsts to react to the possible delay. He said: “the Government has decided Theresa May’s Brexit deal is so disastrous that it has taken the desperate step of delaying its own vote at the eleventh hour.” The Government has decided Theresa May's Brexit deal is so disastrous that it has taken the desperate step of delaying its own vote at the eleventh hour. pic.twitter.com/3aO2QsM4W2 — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) 10 December 2018   &n
Twitch Streamer taken into custody after allegedly hitting his partner on live Twitch stream

Twitch Streamer taken into custody after allegedly hitting his partner on live Twitch stream

Breaking News, Entertainment, London, ReportingWeek2, Tech, video games, youth
A Twitch streamer who goes by the name Mr DeadMoth has been charged with assaulting his partner during one of his live streams of Fortnite. The Australian streamer has since been apprehended by the police as an investigation continues into the incident after a viewer online got concerned and reported it. The incident occurred during one of the regular Fortnite streams Mr DeadMoth used to host on the streaming platform Twitch. Towards the middle of the stream, a woman’s voice can be heard asking the streamer to close his computer and come out to which he replies: “I’ll be out soon” repeatedly. She then hurls various objects at the man. After a point, the streamer is seen getting up and approaching her during which a sound resembling a slap can be heard. The woman cries out “Wo
Social Media goes into a frenzy as YouTube Rewind gets seven million dislikes

Social Media goes into a frenzy as YouTube Rewind gets seven million dislikes

Entertainment, Music, Social media, trends, Video
The video is on course to break the record for most disliked on the website The annual YouTube Rewind was met with negative reactions since it was published on the website. The video which went live on December 6 is at seven million dislikes at the time of writing and has become the second most disliked video on YouTube falling short to Justin Bieber's "Baby." However, Bieber's song which has been disliked 9.7 million times also has 10 million likes. That is, however, not the case for the new Rewind video as it has a drastically low up-vote rate at 1.9 million. YouTube Rewind 2018 The yearly video highlights music, fashion, movie, gaming and other trends of that specific year while featuring the most subscribed and popular content creators from YouTube. However, this year the crit...
How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Environment, trends
Veganism has made quite an impact on restaurants in the past few years, but how far-reaching are the effects truly? Every few years there comes a minor revolution which impacts the restaurant industry in ways that force food outlets to make changes and adapt in a bid to stay relevant. The latest of these? The vegan revolution. In the surprisingly familiar way that halal meat has found its way into most outlets in the UK due to demand, the constant rise in the number of vegans has restaurants attempting to continuously revise their plans according to customers. Interest in veganism has especially boomed in the last years. According to The Vegan Society data, in 2014 there were 150,000 vegans in the UK and that figure has risen by 400 per cent since then, rising up to 600,000 across th
“I would have loved playing alongside N’Golo Kante”, said Chelsea legend Graeme La Saux

“I would have loved playing alongside N’Golo Kante”, said Chelsea legend Graeme La Saux

London, Sport, Sports
Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux has admitted that he would have fancied playing alongside Frenchman and fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante during his twelve-year spell at the club. The 27-year old midfielder has had his reputation enhanced in world football after joining Leicester City as a relatively unknown player from French Ligue 2 outfit Caen in 2015. Due to his work ethic, tenacity and tireless displays, Kante quickly became a mainstay at Leicester and Chelsea, playing a pivotal role in guiding both clubs to Premier League glory in 2016 and 2017 respectively. “I think with the age I am now, N’Golo Kante and his fitness would be very important for me to be in a team with him.”, joked Le Saux. “But Chelsea have had so many great players over the last 20 years, if you look at
Mayor Sadiq Khan recognised London needs more controls in private renting

Mayor Sadiq Khan recognised London needs more controls in private renting

Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Politics
The new Mayor’s project could impose different regulations to limit and cap the private rent prices in the English capital. The Mayor of London wants to introduce more control on private rent in London, as its prices are increasing year by year. The first London Living Rent homes launched this week: find out more about my plans to help Londoners who rent https://t.co/7JImy2VvIv — Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) 4 May 2017 The weekly average private rent has risen by 39 pounds from 2008 to 2017, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government, while outside London this cost has stayed stable.     Khan’s “London Model”, which will be published in spring 2019, will contain the changes in how to supervise the private rent in London. This