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.”
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
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
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
London Youth, a charity organisation with a mission to improve the lives of young people in London have collaborated with sportwear apparel Champion. The new campaign has been launched with the aim to challenge negative youth stereotypes and raise awareness of the power of good youth work.
London Youth stand at Urban Outfitters photo by Mariam Gambo
Established since 1887 the charity launched their first high profile collaboration in stores such as Urban outfitters and Champion on regent street.
Through a limited edition of T-shirts designed by London based graphic designer Tim Head, the charity uses the personal stories of five young people to tailor the message and art on the clothing.
Tim Head, the man behind the art shares his thoughts on the process of making the t-shirts
‘We are the last generation that can stop climate change’ - UN Summit, 2018
According to Kristalina Georgieva, the CEO of the World Bank, the younger generation must step up and combat climate change. While world leaders meet at the UN summit in Poland, young activists in the UK are working hard and taking significant steps in dealing with the issue.
What is the problem?
The UN Summit on climate change began Monday, December 3 and will continue until December 14 in Katowice, Poland. The summit, made up of 200 nations, seeks to find viable solutions for cutting emissions and combating climate change.
In the UK, the Committee of Climate Change published its 2017 assessment report, stating the gravity of the situation.
The report said: “Climate change is not only a challenge o
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced a £600,000 grant from website to help charities tackle youth violence, shortly after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre last Saturday.
Due to the reduction of the police force?
According to the statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the UK, compared with figure 12 months earlier. Figures from Metropolitan Police showed so far there have been at least 128 violent deaths in London, up from 116 in early 2018. The total of 14,987 knife crimes is among a high of 25,0287 violent offences recorded.
Source: Metropolitan Police
Cressida Dick, the head of Metropolitan Police, said early this year in a hearing that a whole series of social issues contrib
Children and young adult’s book markets are increasing, and according to a Writers and Artists article by Chris Kloet, editor at Walker Books, around 10,000 new children’s titles are published in the UK every year, and there is also a current vogue for “young adult” novels.
But can this be only attributed to the children and teenagers’ reading habits? Siobhan Curham, author and writing coach, said: “Young adult books blur the line between children’s and adult books because there is a big cross-over, with many adults reading them.”
What distinguishes a children's and a young adult’s book? Joshua Cartwright, who works for Wealdstone Library and also is a writer of children's books, defined it as “books with stories or information which is understandable by the age group that they a
‘We are the last generation that can stop climate change’- UN Summit
The world’s leaders have gathered for a Conference of Parties (CoP) to hold talks on measures to combat climate change at Katowice, Poland on 3 December 2018.
With the recent wildfires at California and floods in Asia and Africa, the debate for climate change has intensified and has brought into attention over Donald Trump withdrawing his country from the International Paris Climate Agreement which is crucial to efforts in combating this change.
There has, however, been backlash over the conference being held at Poland, a coal-friendly country.
Recognising the much-needed efforts that are required by governments, the World Bank has announced that they intend to double their funding to £200 billion for developi
British-Indian stand-up comedian Nish Kumar in conversation with Aamna Mohdin addresses unconscious biases that have potentially impacted his professional life.
In an interview with famed comedian Nish Kumar published earlier today, The guardian shed light on issues of racial bias and ethnical stereotypes that exist among Anglo-Indians in the UK.
Kumar took to twitter when a written piece by Keith Watson in Metro, detailing a travel show that he partook in, called him ‘Nish Patel’. He found it disconcerting as to how the error had occurred despite providing a press release about the show.
Fucking hell lads. My name is Nish Kumar. pic.twitter.com/IUh0n9uMEk
— Nish Kumar (@MrNishKumar) October 1, 2018
‘In one case that’s somebody I’m paying – and they can’t be bothered to le