Tuesday, January 16News For London


Trump gets Carson’s support

#breakingnews, International, Politics
Former Republican candidate Ben Carson has described his one-time rival, Donald Trump as “a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America”. In a news conference on Friday at the real estate tycoon's Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, the retired neurosurgeon said: “There's two different Donald Trumps. "There's the one you see on the stage, and there's the one who's very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully." The endorsement comes ahead of what could be a decisive week in the party's presidential nomination race. Carson said he had "buried the hatchet" with the billionaire over their scathing campaign clashes. On his Facebook page, Carson provided detailed explanation about his reasons for supporting Trump. Mr Trump, 69, mentioned during T
James Bond film production designer, Sir Ken Adam dies

James Bond film production designer, Sir Ken Adam dies

#breakingnews, Film
Sir Ken Adam, renowned for his work on James Bond films, died on Thursday at his home in London according to the BBC. He was 95. Sir Ken, worked on seven James Bond films including Dr. No (the first of the series) and Goldfinger. He was known for his innovative designs of villain lairs. The Production designer also designed the famous racing car in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P2jiRPlq2U Sir Adam, born in Berlin as Klaus Hugo Adam later migrated to England in 1934 with his Jewish family. In 1975, he won an Oscar for his work on Barry Lyndon (British-American period drama film) and his second Oscar in 1995 for his work on The Madness of King George. He was later

Junior doctors’ strike begins: 48 hour walk out

#breakingnews, Health
Junior doctors strike for the third time today, following complete breakdown in contract negotiations that began two years ago The walkout which began 8.00, March 9 will see junior doctors across England retract all non-emergency services for 48 hours, the longest strike so far. This strike is the first since February, when the government said they would impose the contact without further negotiation. The strike has resulted in over 5,000 procedures and routine operations across England being cancelled. The government claims the contract change is necessary as part of their manifesto pledge to create a 'seven day NHS'. However, many have highlighted that with existing shortages staff will be unable to cover more shifts, without risking patient safely: https://twitter.com/davi...

Social Media pay tribute to the fifth Beatle

#breakingnews, Culture
George Martin, the English record producer best known to be the one who signed the Beatles to a recording contract after every other British record company turned them down, died on Tuesday. He was 90.   The death of George Martin who was known as the “fifth Beatle,” was announced on Twitter on Wednesday morning by the group’s drummer, Ringo Starr. God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed xxx 😎✌️🌟💖☮ — #RingoStarr (@ringostarrmusic) March 9, 2016 Prime Minster David Cameron called him "a giant of music" Sir George Martin was a giant of music - working with the Fab Four to create the world's most enduring pop music. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) March 9, 2016   Many music producers

Artificial intelligence wins again in latest Google Go challenge

#breakingnews, News, Tech
Google’s Artificial Intelligence program AlphaGo has defeated the world champion Lee Sedol at board game Go in the first of five games. The victory in Seoul marks another breakthrough for artificial intelligence following the software’s previous five-nil win over European champion Fan Hui. Mastering the ancient Chinese board game has long been considered a grand challenge for artificial intelligence programs owing to its vast complexity and reliance on player intuition and creativity. Similar programming efforts have struggled to compete at the level of human amateurs despite many years of difficult work. AlphaGo’s victories have beaten expert predictions of accomplishing the feat by at least a decade. Founder and CEO of Google’s DeepMind division, Demis Hassabis, is responsi

Child Protection Sill Needs Improvement says HMIC

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has today published a post inspection review on child protection work carried out by West Yorkshire Police.   HMIC were keen to point out that although West Yorkshire police had made improvements, there were still many areas for concern. One of the main issues raised was that children continued to be delayed unnecessarily in police custody. HM Inspector of Constabulary Mike Cunningham said: “the force needs to improve its understanding of why it detains children in custody. Although there were some good practice in this area, five of the seven cases inspectors looked at, where a child was detained in custody, were judged to require improvement.” Stricter regulations concerning child protection and welfare came about af

Cyclist champion Pendleton is an accident waiting to happen

#breakingnews, Sport
 Victoria Pendleton's safety is being questioned as she waits approval to compete at the Cheltenham Festival Victoria Pendleton will find out today whether she will compete next week at the Cheltenham Festival. Last week the Olympian gold medalist cyclist switched jockey won her first race on the 5.4 favourite Pacha Du Polder at Wincanton. She led all the way to win by 29 lengths. “I feel honoured to ride such a horse” Pendleton said: “I really wanted to get round and give him the ride he deserved”. In a series of twists and turns she has recently come under criticism for unseating in her next ride in a point to point at the weekend. A former champion jockey John Francome said: " She wants saving from herself. I've never met her, she seems a lovely girl but she can't ride and sh
Sadiq Khan: A feminist London Mayor?

Sadiq Khan: A feminist London Mayor?

#breakingnews, Politics, Video
London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan marched with hundreds of Londoners at Care International's annual walk through the City of London on Mother’s Day.  https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/706473113282813952 Sadiq Khan walked in solidarity with an international line-up of celebrities that was led by women activists Annie Lennox, Helen Pankhurst and Bianca Jagger. The day included a variety of speeches from author and Founder of Women for Refugee Women, Natasha Walter; Leyla Hussein on female genital mutilation as well as comedy from Bridget Christie and live music from Sister Sledge.   https://youtu.be/yMf4dh9oru0 Sadiq Khan to be "feminist" London Mayor:  Video - Yee-Liu Williams   Asked what changes would he make for women if he were to be successful, Khan vow
President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

President Hollande warns Brexit might have “consequences”

#breakingnews, News, Politics
French President François Hollande has warned Britain that leaving the EU could result with “consequences” for both UK’s economy and immigration matters. President Hollande has highlighted his hopes for Britain to stay in the EU during a summit with PM Cameron. The French president warned that Brexit might mean “consequences” for the UK, including the prospect of a border relocation. Earlier today, French economy minister Emmanuel Marcon threatened that France might be tempted to tear the agreement made with the British border police in the case of a vote to leave during next June's EU referendum. Le Touquet agreement is a bilateral treaty made with France which allows British police to operate on the French side of the border. It is aimed at avoiding immigrants from travelling

Stars make bold choices at the Oscar’s red carpet

#breakingnews, Culture, Film
The 88th Academy Awards was a memorable night for the world of fashion, as many stars on the red carpet made bold choices. Some of the biggest brands like Versace, Armani, Ralph Lauren and Dior were the usual favourites. For this year’s Oscars, bright and dark colours were the new trend. Here's how social media reacted to it. All eyes on Naomi Watts on the #ERedCarpet! What do you think @MelRivers will think of this look on #FashionPolice? pic.twitter.com/cKDj5MJqBx — Fashion Police (@e_FashionPolice) February 29, 2016 Olivia Munn putting a little too much pepper on the comedy there. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 29, 2016 Enough about Leo, let's talk about her. Rachel McAdams. goddess pic.twitter.com/1eljjLiGOi — Fernando Flores (@fafloresmo