Thursday, December 14News For London

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To empower artists, creating a market is good solution ?

To empower artists, creating a market is good solution ?

Art, London
The Urban Maker Market for independent designers has been held in East London. When Christmas is approaching, people are busy with shopping and preparing for the holiday. What do small businesses do ? They are probably involved in Christmas market. If you Google "Christmas markets in London", enormous markets will pop up for visitors and sellers. Urban Maker market in one of the Christmas markets as well. Urban Maker Market is opening on 9th and 10th December. The market invites local designers  in East London and holds a market every season at Ecology Pavilion in Mile End Park. This year is Urban Maker Market’s third year. Today, Londoners face many options and find it difficult to choose which independent artists' market to visit. But three years ago, founders, Julia Redgrove
Mobike expanded its scheme to Islington area:opportunities and challenges of dockless bike in London

Mobike expanded its scheme to Islington area:opportunities and challenges of dockless bike in London

LifeStyle, London
Islington council has given permission for Mobike to launch 200 new dockless bikes in the borough, only weeks after allowing the other share bike firm Ofo expanded from Hackney.     Mobike has expanded its scheme to Islington area London. Photo by Qiuyi Wu. Mobike, the Chinese smart sustainable bike share firm has expanded its scheme to Islington area, as the second district of London after Ealing. The launch of Mobike in Islington area is cooperated by Mobike company, Islington council and other local stakeholders.  Steve Pyer, UK general manager for Mobike, said: “Islington is an important milestone in growing our presence in London. Islington is a stylish, energetic, multi-generational borough – and already has a strong cycling culture." As the place with the lowest
Grenfell Tower survivors need justice

Grenfell Tower survivors need justice

#breakingnews, London
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
Young Londoners lead movement to stop fossil fuel investment

Young Londoners lead movement to stop fossil fuel investment

Environment, London, News
Young people in London are leading a movement to stop universities investing in fossil fuel industries. The campaign is known as the divestment movement, which essentially means getting rid of business investments or interests. The movement has been gaining traction, particularly as projections of global carbon emissions grew by a two per cent in 2017, sparking a worldwide sense of urgency to address climate change. Beth Parkin, a member of the divestment movement, explained the importance of ending investments in fossil fuels in light of recent projections on the rise of carbon emissions. Student campaigns have been instrumental in forcing universities to get rid of their fossil fuel investments. In London, the London School of Economics, King's College London, and Golds...
Austerity to blame for rising knife crime among young Londoners

Austerity to blame for rising knife crime among young Londoners

Health, London, Medical, News, ReportingWeek2
On 20th January, 2017, Djodjo Nsaka was found dead with a single stab wound to his chest near his university’s halls of residence in Wembley. At just 19, he became London’s first young victim of knife crime in the year. With 35 under-25 deaths on record, 2017 is the worst year for knife crime in the UK in nearly a decade, and the third worst since 1977. Of these, 18 teenagers and children were killed by a knife in London this year, making it the city’s second worst year on record since the 1970s. While discussions around London’s knife crime crisis abound, a look at data and interviews with people points to a simple explanation: government austerity created knife-crime. Negative reinforcement from the public made it worse. To make matters worse, London has now managed to alienate the
Minimalistic Christmas: Value over Materialism

Minimalistic Christmas: Value over Materialism

Audio, Environment, Experience, LifeStyle, London, Opinion
With Christmas around the corner, there are a lot bargains to be taken advantage of. It all started in the beginning of the season, which escalated with Black Friday and now everyone is impatiently waiting for the Boxing Day sales.  From food to home decor, from electronics to beauty products, everything costs less and people are rushing to the stores, frantically to fill their carts with the discounted stock. Photo credits: Lia Chabane It is evident that one's bank account will be left empty, and materialistic gifts like these cannot satisfy anyone. Christmas is exactly two weeks from now and this is the time to reconsider do we really need all of these purchases. Can we enjoy the winter holidays without getting bankrupted? Is it necessary to bear the weight of Christmas shopping
Uber’s appeal will not be heard until Spring 2018

Uber’s appeal will not be heard until Spring 2018

#breakingnews, Breaking News, 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
London Stands Up Against Migrant Slave Trade

London Stands Up Against Migrant Slave Trade

International, London, Politics
Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of London to protest against the slave trade in Libya. Exploitation of migrants and refugees in Libya received international attention after a video was surfaced online of what looked like to be men being sold at auction. The world had just witnessed modern day slavery in the north African country.   CNN went to Libya to conduct an investigation to find out what was happening to the migrants and refugees. What they found was shocking—hundreds of people were being auctioned and sold for manual labour, for a price point starting at $100 USD– about £75. Thousands of Londoners took to the streets to march against the current crisis in Libya, chanting phrases like “no more slavery” and “slavery must end” as cars honked in traffic
English duo Hurts explore new grounds

English duo Hurts explore new grounds

Art, London, Music, musicians
After six weeks of touring the world, English pop duo Hurts finally arrives home this December. Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson are both very happy to be on home soil and finally, after weeks of performing, they get the chance to introduce their fourth full-length album Desire to the London public. The songs from the new album sound lighter, happier, and more positive than all their previous work. Westminster World went to see them live at Brixton Academy to see their new style. After releasing their album Desire, the duo shared with NME that this is some of the best music they have ever made in their career. For the lyrics of Desire, Theo Hutchcraft (singer and songwriter) explained that they have been 'a bit more personal on this record'. The band has always been very open-
Is UK’s arm trade backing Saudi’s war against Yemen?

Is UK’s arm trade backing Saudi’s war against Yemen?

International, London, Politics
Over the course of seven days in early September this year, over 100 activists were arrested for protesting and taking action against the DSEI arms fair. A court hearing at Stratford Magistrates Court on 7 December found Sam Hewlett, one of the protesters, guilty for passing racially motivated comments on a white police officer during the campaign.   Hewlett was a protester partaking in Stop the Arms Fair protest against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair. The protest was an initiative taken by Campaign against Arms Trade (CAAT) - a UK based NGO. The NGO has accused DSEI of being involved in licensing over £3.3 billion worth of arms, exported from Whitehall. The claim calls on the government to suspend all current licenses and stop issuing