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London Bridge attack: Jack Merritt’s best friend pays tribute on Twitter

London Bridge attack: Jack Merritt’s best friend pays tribute on Twitter

Breaking News, London, London Mayor
Best friend of the London Bridge attack victim Jack Merritt paid tribute on Twitter. Hollie JS wrote a 'goodbye' letter, where she describes how devoted and wonderful person he had been. In the heartbreaking letter, Hollie JS described how hard it is to cope with Merritt's death. "It's been 24 hours of pure haze. Nothing has made sense, and nothing has mattered. I never thought I would live in a world where seeing your beautiful face would give me such a dark pain, a pain I've never felt before. I am so sad Jack," she wrote in her post. Jack Merritt, 25, was the first victim of Friday's London Bridge attack. Merrit, a course coordinator for Learning Together, a programme run by the University of Cambridge's Institute of Criminology had been at Fishmonger's Hall close to London Br...

Getting mugged in London town

Adults, crime, crime, Culture, London, London Mayor, News
Getting mugged in London town Two weeks ago, I was walking to bond station after finishing a work meeting in Regent Street, I was dragging a camera and tripod holding my phone in my hand while crossing the street I decided to put my phone in my pocket simply for a minute to not slip from my hands and break when someone came up from behind and stole it in this exact moment there, most likely this person was watching me this whole time, something also the police presumed when I went to report what happened the day after. They highlighted the patterns of how pocket pickers use the same methods for phone and wallet robberies and how they wait to do it in traffic lights or right in front of tube stations. My first reaction when I felt someone’s hand in my pocket and then running away in less
Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to end London housing crisis

Mayor Sadiq Khan pledges to end London housing crisis

Business, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
London has been notorious for being an expensive city to live in – the cost of housing has hit the roof and student accommodation becoming more expensive – the youth in London are at crossroads over the sudden boom in prices. In an effort to stabilise the real estate market, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan has agreed to another London MP that it is the need of the hour to adopt “a strategic approach to rent stabilisation and control” in order to combat the housing crisis. London has also been facing a homelessness crisis, which has been further amplified by Section 21, a law in which landlords can evict tenants after a fixed term ends or during a tenancy with no fixed end date or ‘periodic tenancy’ as it is known. The section has faced a lot of flak as it allows ‘no fault’ evictions which
Google and YouTube join in the “war” against knife crime

Google and YouTube join in the “war” against knife crime

crime, crime, London, London Mayor, Music, Social media
Google invested £600,00 in tackling the increase of knife crime in London. The money is used to help young people using social media to identify the violence contents and to prevent them from reposting. YouTube and Google work closely with the Mayor’s office for Policing and Crime to monitor the content shared online which can incite violence. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said to Metro, “He was pleased that leading online platforms have come together to ‘better identify and remove content that incites violence much more quickly’ as London continues to see an increase of gang and knife crime.” “We do concern about the violence in London and don’t want to make our products use to provoke violence.” Google managing director Ronan Harris said. This programme analysed the re
Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Breaking News, Charity, economy, Health, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2
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.”
A Realist’s Guide to Renting in London

A Realist’s Guide to Renting in London

Breaking News, Harrow, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2, Student
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
Mayor Sadiq Khan recognised London needs more controls in private renting

Mayor Sadiq Khan recognised London needs more controls in private renting

Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Politics
The new Mayor’s project could impose different regulations to limit and cap the private rent prices in the English capital. The Mayor of London wants to introduce more control on private rent in London, as its prices are increasing year by year. The first London Living Rent homes launched this week: find out more about my plans to help Londoners who rent https://t.co/7JImy2VvIv — Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) 4 May 2017 The weekly average private rent has risen by 39 pounds from 2008 to 2017, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government, while outside London this cost has stayed stable.     Khan’s “London Model”, which will be published in spring 2019, will contain the changes in how to supervise the private rent in London. This
Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Breaking News, crime, crime, Culture, London, London Mayor, News, NHS, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Student
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
New Ofsted report – “Parents should not abdicate their responsibility”

New Ofsted report – “Parents should not abdicate their responsibility”

Breaking News, London, London Mayor, News, Ofsted, Politics, Student
With the age of knife crime victims falling and the rate of childhood obesity rising, Amanda Spielman chief inspector for schools, declares parents mustn’t ‘abdicate their responsibility’ by expecting schools to raise their children for them. An Ofsted report, which will be released on Tuesday, will highlight the growing difficulties schools are facing as a result of parents neglecting their responsibilities at home. Teachers are known to develop good relationships with their pupils, however the growing demand on schools risks the role of teachers becoming blurred. The report looks into the growing evidence that parents are bringing their children into school unable to use a toilet. "This is difficult for teachers, disruptive for other children and has a terrible social imp
Uber’s appeal will not be heard until Spring 2018

Uber’s appeal will not be heard until Spring 2018

Business, economy, London, London Mayor, News, Tech, Transport
Uber's appeal against TFL’s decision, to not renew their licence will not be heard until the spring of 2018. Judge Emma Arbuthnot proposed two dates, April 30 or June 25th for the five-day trial at Westminster magistrates court on Monday morning. TFL’s decision came after the company was declared not “fit and proper” after a series of failures over passenger safety. TfL said that the company’s approach and conduct “demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.” The company is in the process of repairing its reputation after they were hit with several controversies including harassment and a data breach that is thought to have affected millions. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi fle