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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

London Eye to shine blue to show support for Human Rights Day

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Different monuments and buildings across the globe will be illuminated in blue in support of Human Rights.   The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 years today. There are many events and celebrations going on across the globe. One of them will have different monuments and buildings shining blue in order to show support of human rights. The London Eye will be illuminated in blue today Monday 10th of December to celebrate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The initiative to turn landmarks worldwide was firstly started by Human Rights Watch in 2012, a leading non-profitable international organisation that stands for human rights. Among the 30 landmarks worldwide that joined the blue movement, we can find the Empire State Building in Ne...
Young people face the worst festive Eve season every year

Young people face the worst festive Eve season every year

Christmas, Culture, LifeStyle, London, News, shopping, Student
The young workforce who are trying to make a bit of extra cash end up having an anti-social Christmas. Over 78,000 people have signed a petition to stop shops opening during Christmas and Boxing day after retail workers across the UK have complained about the stress of working during these periods. As Christmas approaches, streets and malls become busier with shoppers from all over the world, and young people are mostly found working in these retail shops which prevent them from spending time with their families on the holidays. Dave William, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW), Media officer told Westminster world: "We know that boxing days are becoming popular in recent times but we don’t see any reason why these sales cannot take place some other day
70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

News, Politics
Monday, December 10 marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and with it a chance to celebrate the advancements made because of the landmark document. Many took to social media on Monday, sharing photos, videos and threads reflecting on how far we’ve come in the area of human rights, as well as the ways in people’s rights are still violated today. The History of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights The document was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948, in the aftermath of both world wars. The Universal Declaration marked the first time that nations came together and agreed on a comprehensive set of absolute human rights. The declaration encompassed rights which the diverse council who drafted it believed each
“Little Portugal’s” views on Brexit

“Little Portugal’s” views on Brexit

Audio, brexit, Business, Culture, International, May, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
The Anglo-Portuguese relations have always been strong, from Vauxhall's tube station all the way to Stockwell, you find yourself in the heart of Portuguese restaurants, hairdressers and delicatessens - which have gathered here over the last 30 years, earning the area its nickname - 'Little Portugal'. London attracts young people of working age from abroad, particularly those countries that were affected by the Eurozone crisis. With the influx of arrivals in search of employment, or studies, it's little wonder Brexit is causing so much debate. Goncalo Correia, 23 years old, currently living in the so called "Little Portugal" - has dreamed about his time in London since he was a child and is now afraid of what might happen. Marta Ramos, a 32 year old portuguese, came to Vauxhall in 20
Sterling Speaks Out

Sterling Speaks Out

Instagram, News, Racism, Sport, Sports, TV
Raheem Sterling speaks out against media representation of black footballers following his recent match against Chelsea FC where he was subject to racist abuse. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrKYvF3gH9e/ In an instagram post Sterling addresses the verbal abuse, highlighting that he is not usually the one to speak on such things but when he thinks his points needs to be heard – he will speak up. In a passionate paragraph he calls out media outlets and makes an example of The Daily Mail’s portrayal of a story about Phil Forden and Tosin Adarabioyo. Both stories discuss how the young players spend their lucrative salary. Sterling wrote: “you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for the
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
Cultural appropriation amongst young people, has it gone too far?

Cultural appropriation amongst young people, has it gone too far?

Culture, News
An online debate has started over accusations of singer Ariana Grande blatantly imitating black people by speaking with a ‘blaccent’. During an interview with billboard, Ariana Grande spoke about various childhood photographs. One photo that showed Grande as a toddler eating a cookie, to which she responded by saying: “I’, like a b***h, that’s my cookie, that’s my juice, okay. Carry on. Thank you next, that’s what this baby picture says.” .@ArianaGrande takes a looks back at childhood photographs & shares advice for her younger self #WomenInMusic https://t.co/lVic2FmCOO pic.twitter.com/Ik8FAK0ez3 — billboard (@billboard) December 5, 2018 On social media some users are defending the singer whilst others have lost respect for Grande. yea that's what we saying her voice
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