Friday, September 21News For London

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Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

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Yemen yet again faces another Saudi-led coalition air strike which killed at least thirty people in a rebel military police camp. Most of the people who died in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, were claimed to be detainees inside the camp. According to the UN, the recent strikes were reported to have demolished the building and more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since the coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015. The fighting and a blockade by the coalition has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world's largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,219 people since April. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/yemen-mixdown-1   As the food crisis worsens in
Suspect in custody after bomb prematurely explodes in New York City

Suspect in custody after bomb prematurely explodes in New York City

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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
Grenfell Tower survivors need justice

Grenfell Tower survivors need justice

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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
King’s College hospital trust chairman resigns in protest

King’s College hospital trust chairman resigns in protest

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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
Uber in court to appeal loss of it’s licence

Uber in court to appeal loss of it’s licence

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Uber's appeal against Transport for London (TfL) decision to not renew it's license began at Westminster Magistrates'court today, however the case will not start in full until the end of April 2018. The appeal is over TfL's decision in September, to not renew Uber's license when they declared that the popular smart-app-based cab company was not "fit and proper" over a series of issues including failures of passenger safety, use of 'Greyball' software and the vetting of their drivers. TfL has informed Uber that it will not be issued with a private hire operator licence pic.twitter.com/1srrXNC5XR — Transport for London (@TfL) September 23, 2017 Until the appeals process is completely exhausted, the company and its 40,000 drivers can continue to serve the 3.5 million users that
Why Human Rights Day Is Important

Why Human Rights Day Is Important

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A year long campaign to comemmorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights kicked off on Sunday for International Human Rights Day. https://twitter.com/ilo/status/939781745041223682 Organisations all over the world took to the internet and social media to salute the work done and highlight what is yet to be done. In 1948 the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the second World War. The document states all humans have undeniable rights regardless of "race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status". The document is the most translated in the world and is available in over 500 languages. Among the organisations who expressed themselves

Chaos at Heathrow Airport with snow forecast

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  Heathrow and Gatwick airports advised passengers to check their flights before they leave to the airports. Flights are being suspended this Monday to Birmingham and Stansted until clearing the runways. “Heathrow airport” posted on their twitter this morning “If your flight is cancelled, we ask that you do not travel to the airport and keep updated via your airline’s website. We’re working with our airline partners to return aircraft to where they need to be and full-service recovery remains the focus.”   UPDATE | Disruption continues following yesterday’s weather. If your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport. https://t.co/zOqJyQR48T pic.twitter.com/ZczcxvAQ4I — Heathrow Airport (@HeathrowAirport) December 11, 2017 Passengers were left q
Queen of the Jungle!

Queen of the Jungle!

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Last night's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here final saw Made In Chelsea star, Georgia Toffolo, 23, become the new queen of the jungle. The reality TV star was in the final three with Hollyoaks hunk Jamie Lomas, who came second and comedian Ian Lee who missed out on the crown when he came third. When it was announced that the blonde bombshell won she said: “I don’t know what to say. Obviously, I’m shocked. I didn’t think anyone would like me. Sorry I’m so taken aback.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BcigkxNj3kE/?hl=en&taken-by=toffgeorgia Georgia Toffolo, also known as Toff, is allegedly set to make £5 million from winning the title and it is reported that two TV stations are already fighting over her. She has reportedly been the bookies favourite from the beginning wit
Apple in talks to buy London-based app Shazam

Apple in talks to buy London-based app Shazam

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Apple is in talks to buy music recognition app Shazam in a deal that is likely to be announced before the end of this week. If the acquisition goes ahead, it will allow Apple to incorporate Shazam's technology into its iOS operating system. Currently Shazam has partnerships with Snapchat, Spotify as well as Apple and makes much of its revenue from commissions paid to it for referrals to Apple's iTunes Store. As Apple faces increasing competition from Amazon and Spotify, a takeover of Shazam would make business sense - thus cutting out the need to pay Shazam as an intermediary. If the deal goes through Shazam would no longer refer users to Apple Music competitor Spotify Image: Wikimedia Commons Shazam has evolved considerably since it was set up by four US expats in 1999. P
Heavy snow disrupts London travel

Heavy snow disrupts London travel

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Londoners woke to snow this morning and delays to their travel. On London Underground, snow is causing power supply problems on the: Metropolitan Line: no service from Harrow on the Hill to Amersham/Chesham/Watford/ Uxbridge and between Baker Street and Aldgate. There are severe delays on the rest of the line. Central Line: severe delays. Northern Line: minor delays. Customers are advised to take the first train and change where necessary. Piccadilly Line: No service Acton Town to Uxbridge and Arnos Grove to Cockfosters due to power supply problems caused by snow. SEVERE DELAYS on the rest of the line. London Underground tickets will be accepted on local buses. Update: Please be aware that we are receiving a high number of tweets because of current disruption. ...