Sunday, November 19News For London

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‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

‘This is London!’ Top Moments At The MTV EMAs

#breakingnews, Culture, Entertainment, Music
Eminem was performing in a pub, stage invaders took over French Montana and Swae Lee's set and Stormzy got stuck in the ladies toilets. The MTV European Awards was last night, Sunday night Nov. 12, held at the Wembley Arena, London. Hostess with the mostess, West London bred Rita Ora, 26, bought the London vibes to the music awards. https://twitter.com/OhSoLaurs/status/929887308840660993 Her 13 eye-catching outfits and tragic hair changes made the show. There were many other moments that took the spotlight away from the singer's hosting skills. Check out the top 10 moments from music's biggest night celebrating London. 1. Stormzy sending an SOS snap after being trapped in the ladies toilets. 2. Rita Ora came to the red carpet in her dressing robe and a head tow
Say goodbye to the perfect image

Say goodbye to the perfect image

#breakingnews, LifeStyle
The ASA (Advertising Standards Agency) has recently released a report which describes the clamp down on advertising codes. The new review aims to bring an end to body shaming, gender stereotypes and the idea of the perfect image. Everywhere you go, you are told how you should dress, what you should look like and who you should be. A major factor in this is advertising houses capitalising on increasing people's insecurities.  This is about to stop. The ASA has said “Our review shows that specific forms of gender stereotypes in ads can contribute to harm for adults and children. Such portrayals can limit how people see themselves.” 37% of respondents in a survey taken, agreed that the advertising industry has a responsibility not to use gender stereotypes, as reported by the G
London Apple Store Attacked in Moped Smash and Grab

London Apple Store Attacked in Moped Smash and Grab

#breakingnews, Breaking News
Ten suspects on mopeds smashed into Apple's flagship store on Regent Street just after midnight Monday morning stealing gadgets worth thousands of pounds. The scene at the Regent Street Apple store 12 hours later (Photo: Jane Bracher) According to the Department of Media and Communication of the Met, police were called at 00:45 AM on Monday, 13 November, to reports of an aggravated burglary. It is reported that the incident happened around 00:40 AM, when the Apple store on Regent Street was broken into. Ten suspects on five mopeds were reported to having smashed their way into the store and taking apple products including phones, tablets and Apple watches. Two iphone ‘X’s were later recovered near Kings Cross. A security guard in the store was threatened with a hammer as he tr
Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

#breakingnews, Breaking News
The Centre for London, a think tank organisation, supported the Mayor’s call on the government to help him in aiding homebuilding. Joanna Corfield, Communications Manager at Centre for London, said: "This will help London maintain its competitiveness from outside the EU." Mayor Khan earlier today urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to act urgently to assist him in building new houses, requesting more money for affordable homes and devolution to London. Corfield expressed concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the housing crisis in London: "Brexit is putting additional pressure on London's housing crisis by slowing the number of homes being built. The Mayor is right to call on the government to give him increased powers." Conservative AM Andrew Boff had strongly criticise
Nigerian fashion arrives in London

Nigerian fashion arrives in London

#breakingnews, Breaking News, Culture, Fashion
The fashion of Gele, a traditional head wrap from Nigeria, has arrived in London, as a group of African women organised a workshop on how to tie it. Around 20 women joined the workshop, bringing cloths and drapes and wearing typical colourful clothes for the occasion. The majority of them were from Nigeria, but also some English and German women took part in the event. The workshop took place on Sunday 29 October in Dalston, North-East London, during the Black History Month celebration party of the social centre for migrants, Akwaaba. The workshop involved around 20 women from different countries (photo: Alice Facchini) During the workshop, the participants explained that they wear Gele not only for aesthetic reasons, but also because it has an important meaning in Nigerian cul...
Millennials priced out of prosperous future

Millennials priced out of prosperous future

Housing
Traditionally, the charm of the capital has never failed to attract young millennials across the globe. With its lucrative job opportunities and unprecedented rooftop views you quickly find yourself amidst the young crowds here to pursue a lifelong dream. Although, we are very familiar with the phrase ‘everything comes with a price’. Cost of living in the capital has dramatically increased making a decent living almost unaffordable, as house prices bear no relation to income. Unregulated rental prices by private landlords consume almost two thirds of average salary. “We need to do everything we can to help Londoners who are struggling to pay their rents. That’s why I’m working with housing associations and councils to build new homes for ‘London Living Rent’” said Sadiq Khan. Mil
Mayor Khan: 33 people below the age of 25 killed by knife this year

Mayor Khan: 33 people below the age of 25 killed by knife this year

Housing, Politics, Transport
The Mayor stressed that safety in London is “the most important responsibility” he has, when he was talking about it in People’s Question Time in Dagenham last Thursday. “As we continue to face an unprecedented terrorist threat, it’s a tough part of my job,” the Mayor said, “But we are lucky to have the best police force in the world.” Khan reminded the attendees that the police showed “incredible bravery in recent months”. He also emphasised that he is all the time in close touch with the Metropolitan police. “I am working with the Met every day to keep our city safe and to ensure we are prepared as possible.” But the main concern of those who asked the Mayor in the meeting was knife crime. A mother, Dagenham, raised the issue by saying that her son was stabbed a
Do Young People Care About Politics?

Do Young People Care About Politics?

Politics
This years general election saw an increase in the youth vote, this was most evident with a large spike in young votes for the Labour party, but are young people engaged in politics. Young voters appear to been more engaged in politics in the last few years, broadly evident with the increase of youth voters in the Brexit referendum and 2017 general election, according to research organisation Ipsos Mori the 18 - 24 voter turnout saw a raise of 16 percent from 38 percent at the 2015 general election to 54 percent in 2017, this is consistent with the 53% turnout for the EU Referendum in 2016. The biggest swing of these 18 to 24 year old voters was towards the Labour party, which saw a 62 percent to 27 percent share with the Conservatives, Labour appealing to students in particular with...
How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

How Independent Cafés Grow Fast

Business, Culture, LifeStyle
Small independent cafés like TAP Coffee are developing well despite facing fierce competition from big chains like Costa and Starbucks in London. As a modern independent coffeehouse, TAP Coffee has newly opened the fourth branch in Russell Square. On the contrary, Costa has reported recently that its sales growth has almost ground to a halt. TAP Coffee has made achievements mainly by three ways. Unique Decoration Style To develop a cozy atmosphere, all the branches are decorated by the owner of TAP Coffee. “All the tables and chairs are made by him, and every painting on the wall is chosen by him as well,” said Marta, a barista of TAP Coffee branch in Russell Square. There are bicycle models on other three branches’ signboards. According to the manager of the TAP Cof
Young Adult Literature Weekender : A Successful Fourth Year

Young Adult Literature Weekender : A Successful Fourth Year

Art, Culture
Opening with the 50th Anniversary of Poetry International and featuring major international voices- including Tom Hanks and Hillary Rodham Clinton- bloggers, vloggers and many more, this year sees a magnificent edition of London literature Festival. The Southbank Centre hosts multiple concerts, gigs and exhibitions all year round, London Literature Festival being one of them. The hub for cultural fests boasts multiple venues within itself and glamourises the outdoor spaces along the riverfront to feature art and set up food stalls. London Literature Festival unveiled on 13 October this year and will witness live readings from Tom Hanks on 1 November as the festival reaches its closing day. Among other big events, the weekend of 28-29 October marked the Young Adult Literature Weeke...