Monday, January 22News For London

Author: Tom Ladle

The uniqueness of Regent Street cinema

The uniqueness of Regent Street cinema

Art, Culture, Film
Away from the bustling streets of Oxford Circus lies a quiet independent cinema, Regent Street cinema. The cinema prides itself on giving its audience an insight into film history and giving a platform to foreign and independent films, that are not screened elsewhere. 80 percent of cinemas in the UK are now multiplexes, making the originality of Regent Street cinema attractive. Shira Macleod, director of the cinema, has extensive experience in the programming of films. She said: “I go and see a lot of films and my background is in choosing film, I like to screen older and unusual films." “We are not part of a chain allowing us to make unique and independent choices. Our cinema has a Compton organ, we are one of the only cinemas that screen silent films with live audio.” Regent Str

Hundreds gather in London to protest in front of Libyan embassy

International, News, Politics
More than a hundred protesters gathered in front of the Libyan embassy at Knightsbridge. Protesters shouted against migrant slavery auctions happening in Libya. The protest followed a CNN report uncovering a migrant slave auction near the Libyan capital in Tripoli. Protestors blocked the street facing the embassy. Despite the weather which was approaching zero degree the protest lasted for six hours. we have captured moments from the protest. Shezal one of the protestors said: “This is not something new, this is being going on for hundreds of years, black African migrants are being kidnapped, cut up of their organs, they are being tortured.” The CNN report showed some young men being sold in an auction, the bidding begins with 200 then 400, finally the men were sold for

London: The cultural melting pot

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As the impending doom of Brexit looms over the head of a soon to be fragmented Britain it is hard to recognise London as a multicultural city in the face of uncertainty. There are ever growing numbers of people from different background and ethnicities which symbolises a unification which no Brexit negotiation can break. Statistics from ONS show that: “In cities such as London, 40% of the population is considered to have an ethnic background.” London has evolved into a city which defies the stereotypical notion of Britishness which has been around for decades. There is no such thing as Britishness in London, this can be seen in the many holidays that are celebrated through the year. “London prides itself on its rich cultural heritage, its diversity that enables the coming t
Hundreds of protesters joined the Anti-Slavery March against the Libyan Slave Trade

Hundreds of protesters joined the Anti-Slavery March against the Libyan Slave Trade

International, Politics, slavery
Hundreds of protesters descended on the Libyan embassy in London on Saturday to demand the end of slave auctions in Libya. Demonstrators gathered outside the embassy in Knightsbridge around midday, brandishing placards emblazoned with the words “do not sell slaves” and then marched to Parliament Square. Protesters joining the march think slavery is contrary to African humanity. They hope they can raise the public’s awareness of the crime, as well as call on the UK government to put pressure on Libyan leaders to stop the illegal markets. [Video: Jasmine Zhao] UK-based NGO African Lives Matter have organized protests across different cities in the UK. The petition calling on the government to ‘put pressure on Libya to stop enslavement of Black Africans’ has got over 262,000 signature
Suspect in custody after bomb prematurely explodes in New York City

Suspect in custody after bomb prematurely explodes in New York City

#breakingnews
Four people are left injured after a bomb explosion on Manhattan’s subway platform. The bomb had prematurely exploded at 7:30am on Monday morning. The blast was reported at 42nd street and 8th Avenue where then NYPD rushed to the scene. The bomb was intended for a subway carriage where it would have had catastrophically affected hundreds of individuals. The suspect was armed with a metal pipe bomb and battery packs as he walked through a midtown Manhattan transit hub according to sources speaking to the New York Post. The suspect has not yet been named but has been seriously injured in attacks. The suspect had apparently told officers that he has made the explosive device at the electrical company where he works, according to the New York Post. He is believed to be a 27 y
Mobike expanded its scheme to Islington area:opportunities and challenges of dockless bike in London

Mobike expanded its scheme to Islington area:opportunities and challenges of dockless bike in London

LifeStyle, London
Islington council has given permission for Mobike to launch 200 new dockless bikes in the borough, only weeks after allowing the other share bike firm Ofo expanded from Hackney.     Mobike has expanded its scheme to Islington area London. Photo by Qiuyi Wu. Mobike, the Chinese smart sustainable bike share firm has expanded its scheme to Islington area, as the second district of London after Ealing. The launch of Mobike in Islington area is cooperated by Mobike company, Islington council and other local stakeholders.  Steve Pyer, UK general manager for Mobike, said: “Islington is an important milestone in growing our presence in London. Islington is a stylish, energetic, multi-generational borough – and already has a strong cycling culture." As the place with the lowest
Grenfell Tower survivors need justice

Grenfell Tower survivors need justice

#breakingnews, London
An inquiry starting today into the horrific Grenfell Tower fire, aims to resolve the homeless situation which has left 80% of the victims without anywhere to live. “In the aftermath of the fire, which killed 71 people, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, promised that all survivors would be found a home nearby within three weeks,” as reported by The Guardian. Six months later, it appears that Prime Minister May had made an empty promise. Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn has pointed out that the failure to rehouse victims is “disgraceful.” This statement was further supported by David Lammy, the Labour MP for Tottenham, who states that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council were struggling to win back the trust of the survivors. Elizabeth Campbell leader of Kensington a
Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Art, Audio, Blogs, Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Music, musicians, Watch, What's Hot
  Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christie’s auction in 1999, it is unclear if the public will ever be able to view it again. Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of parts of music and film history? However, It’s positive news for auction houses. The popularity of film and music memorabilia has steadily increased over the last decade. Christina Moriame from Ewbank Auction house believes its due to “more activities and awareness of sales in this specialism, marketing and being able to be pushed by valuers” another significant point is that “items are becoming older thus more collectible” she added.   Auction houses are now cashing in, generating profits b
King’s College hospital trust chairman resigns in protest

King’s College hospital trust chairman resigns in protest

#breakingnews, News, NHS
NHS Improvement, responsible for overseeing and managing the performance of NHS, has placed King’s College hospital trust in special measures. The development comes right after Lord Kerslake resigned as the chairman of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on Sunday. Speaking about his decision, Lord Kerslake said: “I do not do this lightly as I love King’s but believe the government and regulator are unrealistic about the scale of challenge facing the NHS and the trust.” “I want to pay tribute to the staff and their excellent patient care,” he added. https://twitter.com/SirBobKerslake/status/939917173048430592 King’s College hospital trust had a budget deficit of £38m for 2017/18. This was agreed between NHS Improvement and King’s board. However, in October the NHS Improve
ICAN bags the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

ICAN bags the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Business, economy, Environment, EU investment, EU talents, International
A civil society network ICAN representing of over 450 organisations in one hundred countries, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. ICAN ,Co-Chair ,Rebecca Johnson, said:“Our international network has worked so hard to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons.   The nuclear threats being issued by President Trump and North Korea remind us that nuclear sabre rattling can lead to nuclear war through arrogance or miscalculation”. “ICAN collaboration with the British civil society for nuclear disarmament for many years had brought in to limelight that the Nobel Award encourages efforts to persuade the British government to sign the UN Nuclear Prohibition Treaty, cancel Trident and take the lead to eliminate all of these abhorrent weapons of mass destruction,"said Johnson. The global tr