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Home secretary saves face after calling Huddersfield Convicts “Sick Asian Paedophiles”

Home secretary saves face after calling Huddersfield Convicts “Sick Asian Paedophiles”

Breaking News, brexit, London, Politics, ReportingWeek1
The defence comes after The Guardian released an extensive piece about implicit racism in The UK.                                                                                                                (Source - commons.wikimedia.org) Home secretary Sajid Javid today defended his position after his tweet in October in which he pointed out the ethnicity of the people arrested in the child grooming case in Huddersfield. The tweet bashing Asians was “These sick Asian paedophiles are finally facing justice.” The statement which attracted criticism from several MPs, was discussed along with other matters on BBC Radio 4’s today programme. Javid called his comments “absolutely appropriate.” Speaking about the issue on-air he said: “Any normal person looking at the recent convic
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
Former Man City striker Balotelli in trouble again

Former Man City striker Balotelli in trouble again

London, Sport, Sports, Uncategorized
After his hopes of leaving French Ligue 1 side OGC Nice dashed in the summer, Mario Balotelli’s season has taken another hit following a controversial fallout with manager Patrick Vieira on the touchline in Sunday’s 0-0 stalemate at Guingamp. Vieira made Balotelli the subject of his third substitution after 75 minutes when he decided to reshuffle his attack in search of that elusive goal which the Italian failed to provide as he looked disinterested and peripheral throughout the encounter. However, the Italian striker didn’t take kindly to being replaced, refusing first to shake his manager’s hand before he angrily confronted him on the touchline, calling him names. Yet this morning the 28-year old has been on the receiving end of stern criticism by Italy coach Roberto Mancini
M16 chief calls for a new era spying

M16 chief calls for a new era spying

crime, crime, London, News, Politics
The head of MI6 has warned Russia and other rogue states to not underestimate the UK's determination and capabilities. Alex Younger called for a new era of spying amid emerging threats. Speaking to students at the University of St Andrews, Younger warned of threats from enemies who regard themselves as being in a state of "perpetual confrontation" with the UK and describe how intelligence agencies are developing a "fourth generation" of spying. The UK has been facing a major increase in the number of cybercrimes in the past year according to the annual report of the National Cyber Security Centre. Alex Younger's speech comes after a shameless and daring attack on a retired double agent in England stoked fears about Russian covert activity abroad. In his second major speech s...

Black Friday: Most Londoners are no fan of it

Black Friday, Fashion, International, London, shopping, shopping
One of the busiest days for shopaholics when almost all the major retailers have a host of deals to offer, Black Friday is losing its importance in London.  As Black Friday on November 23rd is beckoning, we asked Londoners in Oxford Street whether they are looking forward to that day. Black Friday annually takes place on the fourth Friday of November yet, for commercial reasons, most shops already start their discounts on a Monday before. It was no surprise that some of the people that we met were already carrying bags when leaving renowned shopping malls such as John Lewis, House of Fraser and Selfridges and didn't really care about the special Friday sale. While few were actually excited and were planning for the sale. In fact, Black Friday divides opinion and contrary to common b
Want a blind chat on the tube for free?

Want a blind chat on the tube for free?

London, News, Social media, Technology, Transport, Tube
If you want to have a chat with someone you don’t know on the tube, it is much easier now. Tubechat searching for other users outside the underground station © Zhenyi Lu A new app called TubeChat will free you from "no service" underground. Turning on the Bluetooth, you can break the ice with fellow commuters within 200 metres right away. Other functions like a group chat up to 10 people and playing I Spy are also accessible.                                                     The screenshot of TubeChat But does everyone want to participate? Several people gave us their opinions. It turned out that especially for young Londoners, they seem to be very open to the app. They find it interesting to chat with strangers and socialise. But the app’s price would be a main factor for t
Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Sluggish job market: Where do media graduates stand?

Breaking News, economy, International, London, Media, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek1, Social media, Student, Technology, trends
Education has become of utmost importance globally and continues to grow. This is evident in the UK as the number of recent graduates have increased from 22% in 2002 to 40% in 2017. However, the number of entry level jobs is not rising at the same pace. As of March 2018, information and communication jobs are less than half in comparison to wholesale and retail trade jobs. Considering London’s significance as a media hub, it is startling that half of its population is comprised of graduates yet it has the highest unemployment rate in the UK. Abby and Holly, employees of a talent agency in advertising, shed some light on the matter. We asked them if they would prefer much younger and fresher faces in media instead of the older, accomplished presenters, Holly said: “I would pro
Privacy concerns as TFL and O2 track commuters’ movements

Privacy concerns as TFL and O2 track commuters’ movements

Breaking News, Bus, DontUse, London, News, Technology, Transport, Travel, Tube
In an attempt to reduce rush hour traffic, Transport for London (TFL) and O2 are tracking the ‘mass movement of the population’ via smartphones. Using anonymised phone signals provided by the telecom giant, transport chiefs are working with engineering firm Aecom and Jacobs to “better understand transport patterns across London” as the capital’s population is forecast to grow by two million to 10.8 million by 2041. A representative from Aecom and Jacobs said: “The use of big data represents a significant step change” as the firm attempts to improve urban mobility. O2 says it scans 100 million aggregated and anonymous journeys nationwide each day. TFL has previously tracked commuters using in-station wi-fi networks to reduce crowding during busy hours and on busier routes. They
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