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Report looking into access to justice for the most vulnerable will be released tomorrow

Report looking into access to justice for the most vulnerable will be released tomorrow

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A report will be published tomorrow from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) concerned with the improvement of the police and their response to domestic abuse. The report looks at access to justice for the most vulnerable, in particular women who are victim of honour based violence, they tweeted. The report comes after campaigns for the greater protection for victims of ‘honour-based violence’. Pragna Pratel is the Director of Southall Black Sisters; a non-for profit organisation is at the forefront of challenging domestic and gender violence locally and nationally. She calls for “greater access to justice for the most vulnerable,” she told Westminster World. “We need to look into the way religious authorities violate legal principles in the name of ‘honour base

Turner Prize winner to be announced

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The Turner Prize winner will be announced on Monday evening in Glasgow. The winner will receive £25,000 award and the rest of the shortlisted artists will receive £5,000 each.  Watch it live on Channel 4 on Monday, December 7 at 7:30pm.  The nominees for this year are architects group Assemble, film and performance artist Bonnie Camplin, audio and printed matter  artist Janice Kerbel, and sculpture focused Nicole Wermers. They are all likely to win for different reasons. More information about the artists The Assemble are a London based group of artists that focus on design and architecture. They create projects with communities that then tend to inhabit them. They promote direct action and DYI. Bonnie Camplin focus is drawing, film, performance, music and writing. She is in
Million Women Rise March addresses the issue of violence against women

Million Women Rise March addresses the issue of violence against women

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Violence against women is still an ongoing issue in today’s world. On March 7th from Hyde Park to Trafalgar Square, over 3,000 women from all over the country took part in the annual Million Women Rise march in hopes of promoting awareness that women are still being abused. By Tara Mearsheimer and Qiwei Wang Founded by Sabrina Qureshi, the march highlights the main issues women face and how very little is done to address these problems. “With the decimation of the women’s voluntary sector, many of us already feel that we don’t have much more to lose. But we won’t be silenced. We become diamonds under the pressure; we don't break and we will continue to protest peacefully,” says Sabrina. Femi Otitoju, presenter of MWR explains what the group does in order to inspire women. “These w
Save Norton Folgate exhibition calls for the protection of period buildings

Save Norton Folgate exhibition calls for the protection of period buildings

Culture
Exhibition at the “time capsule” museum Dennis Severs House showcases a campaign to stop the demolition of 18th century housing in Spitalfields and Shoreditch. By Alex Leonards. Sub-edited by Jaideep Vaidya.  Dennis Severs House is a modest “time capsule” museum which stands amongst a picturesque street of 18th century terraced housing in Tower Hamlets, Spitalfields. The showcase inside is to aid the Save Norton Folgate campaign by The Spitalfields Trust, who want to stop the  “threat to and plight of the liberty of Norton Folgate.” This is where property management company British Land plan to demolish 75 per cent of the existing period buildings. British Land plan to build offices, retail and residential property within an area of 320,000 square feet, across two acres. The area will
How to make Oreo cupcakes

How to make Oreo cupcakes

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Easter is just around the corner so that gives you a perfect excuse to put your aprons on and get baking Reporter: Amie Filcher. Sub-editor: Hayley Daen. Cupcakes are always a good choice- never underestimate the power of the cupcake. It’s good fun, and if you know young children, get them involved too, as it promotes learning according to Kids Health.  They’ll love getting messy, although you may not be able to face the site of your kitchen afterwards. So let’s get started. Tip: If you want to add an Easter feel to these cupcakes, add some Cadbury’s Mini eggs on top and voila! You will need: For the cakes: 200g of self-raising flour 200g of caster sugar 80g butter Dash of milk (if needed) 2 eggs 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract Oreo cookies Cake cases  

Collectors’ retreat on Southbank.

Culture, Fashion, Galleries, Retro, Uncategorized
The Vintage Car boot sale on 14th and 15th March had more than 100 classic vehicles on display. By Fabeha Syed  subedited by  Qiwei Wang Mr. Thatcher, a trader had all his collectibles and paintings displayed on his van. Among the traders and proud owners of Vintage cars, many collectors were also among the crowd displaying their antiquated collection near the Southbank this weekend. These collections ranged from vintage fashion, heir looms, clothing, accessories, books and many other forms of collectibles. “There are many retro lovers who can willingly pay anything to own a piece of old world charm. It’s my job to sell the collection I’ve got over the years” said Danny on asking if he feel awkward selling what many people consider treasure. His 1960s Mini Cooper had displaye

London’s female graffiti artists take to the streets

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Celebrating International Women's Day with a weekend of female-powered creativity, Femme Fierce, the UK's largest female street art and graffiti festival returned to the Banksy Tunnel beneath Waterloo station. Reporter: Jipsa George Sub-editor: Di Bai Both male and female artists from all around London gathered at the infamous tunnel at Leake Street to showcase different types of art forms. According to Catfight magazine: "Graffiti, guerrilla art and urban activism still convey a stereotypically tough male image, but they are beginning to have other faces." But that did not stop the female graffiti artists to take it to the streets to make a statement. The event saw over 150 street artists spray paint and stencil large scale murals on the walls of the tunnel. Founder and editor

Yoga: Does it “really” lead people to Satan?

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Yoga, a complex set of physical exercises and meditation, is widely practiced around the world. However, some are suspicious of this ancient practice and there have been comments by an Irish priest who considers yoga to be Satanic.  Reporter: Samiksha Pattanaik, Multimedia Reporter: Fabeha Syed, Sub-Editor- Deeksha Sharma  Photo Credit: flickr, Creative Commons  The craze for yoga in the West seems to be skyrocketing. Be it a way for maintaining a good figure, general wellbeing or detoxifying and relaxing through meditation, yoga has transformed itself to adapt to the requirements of the West. The religious underpinnings of yoga have given way to more of a new-age spirituality and fitness regime, but some suspicion about this Hindu practice still lingers. The most vocal
Holi: Not just a Hindu festival anymore

Holi: Not just a Hindu festival anymore

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Celebrating the advent of spring, the festival of Holi has evolved from being just a Hindu festival to being celebrated in different parts of the world. By Sohini Sinha, Sub-Editor: Tara Mearsheimer This year Festival of Colours Tour will take place on 12th September at the Olympic Park,with tickets available from 21st March 2015. Started in 2012, Maxim Derenko, from the press office explains the inspiration behind this concert: “Our inspiration behind the celebration is that we really love the idea behind it. We love the core elements of the festival which are for us: equality, mutual tolerance and respect. We love all the happy people attending the festival - the joy can be seen in their eyes. Everybody is celebrating so peacefully.” Festival of Colours Tour, owned and o

10 Ways to surprise your mum on Mother’s Day

Culture
Every time a child is born so is a mother. Mother’s Day is to commemorate those great mothers and to appreciate them for bringing you to this world. It is an important occasion to spend quality time with your mother. Here are 10 ways to make your mum smile. Reporter: Alex Xi Zhang. Sub-editor: Tara Mearsheimer 1. Makeup Magnet Board Being a mother is a busy job. They may have not time to put make-up on. Help your mother save time finding make-up products by creating a make-up magnet board. 2. Mother’s Day Cocktails Forget about coffee and bacon, just give your mother some leisure time to enjoy something luxurious and tasty. 3. Generation Photo Frame Don’t forget your Grandma on Mother’s Day. You can also make her day very special. It is to memorize the moment of being