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UN Climate Change Conference: What do young Londoners think about it?

UN Climate Change Conference: What do young Londoners think about it?

Climate, Environment, International, London, News, Poland, Politics, ReportingWeek1, Science
In Poland’s coal capital, Katowice, experts, environmentalists, scientists, politicians, journalists and leaders from all around the world converge together for the biggest climate change event of the year - COP 24 Katowice, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Poland 2018. Climate change is inevitable and we can see it happening around us. The world is getting hotter, glaciers are melting and a recent study, as mentioned in the BBC report, suggests that CO2 emissions are on the rise owing to economic growth. Representatives from around 200 countries have gathered for this two-week conference to discuss the rules and finalize guidelines that will help countries implement the Paris Agreement. The Paris climate agreement, which was adopted at the Conference of Parties (COP) in
Hundreds gathered in London to express solidarity to Latin America

Hundreds gathered in London to express solidarity to Latin America

Breaking News, London, News, Politics
How is inequality, political instability and the confrontation with the United States affecting Latin America? Students, intellectuals and unionists debated about this in a conference held in Central London  500 people attended to the annual conference “Latin America Adelante” held this year in the Congress House, Central London this Saturday to debate about the challenges South America is facing.   Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua Solidarity Campaigns organised the 14th edition of this Conference, sponsored by several trade unions. Intellectuals, students, and unionist engaged in the event that focused on listening to activists and politicians from Latin-America about the political confrontation happening in countries like Brazil, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Cuba.  “We held this event
Futures of vulnerable young Londoners’ put at risk

Futures of vulnerable young Londoners’ put at risk

Breaking News, Politics
UNISON report shows government cuts of up to £13m in youth services. As well as figures from London.gov.uk showing 280 youth workers losing their jobs between 2012 and 2018. With the increase in cuts to youth workers and services, the future of young people is put at risk. UNISON and the Labour party suggest that the cuts in services have caused the recent spike in crime and anti-social behaviour. In the report UNISON urges that the central goverment provide a review into the funding for youth workers as Theresa May claimed to bring a decade long austerity to a close. Meaning that there should be enough funding from central government to support youth centres and workers. Under the watch of this Tory government, our vital youth services have collapsed. This #YouthWorkWeek,
‘Shocking and unacceptable’: London MP joins criticism over government not publishing immigration plans.

‘Shocking and unacceptable’: London MP joins criticism over government not publishing immigration plans.

Breaking News, brexit, London, News, NHS, Politics, ReportingWeek1
Home Secretary Sajid Javid faces criticism from MPs after he told the Radio 4 Today Programme that it is “very unlikely” that the government’s immigration plans will be published before the vote on the UK’s withdrawal agreement. Edward Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton, described the situation as "shocking and unacceptable" in a tweet posted this morning. Brexit & immigration: shocking & unacceptable for Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to admit @BBCr4today the Immigration White Paper will not be published before the Brexit vote. For a “meaningful vote”, MPs need to know what might happen to immigration IF we leave @LibDems — Edward Davey (@EdwardJDavey) December 3, 2018 Speaking to the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, Sajid Javid said that the Prime Minister’s post-Brexi
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

The far-right party who called to “conquer” Gibraltar just won 12 seats in Andalucia’s Parliament

Politics, Uncategorized
Vox’s secretary went viral on 2016 when he opened an 18-metres Spanish flag in Gibraltar.     The far-right party who called to conquer Gibraltar “and fight until the end” and opened a giant Spanish flag in the UK-territory hills just won 12 seats in Andalucia’s Parliament. The party is closed to Marine Le Pen National Front and calls for anti-immigration rules and has an anti-EU speech.   The elections took place yesterday 2nd of December. The Socialist Party lost the absolute majority and, even if there is a left coalition with the pro-communist Podemos, they wouldn’t win the Parliament.   Pedro Sánchez, Spanish PM, said in a political act that Andalucia’s local elections were the first test to his Socialist Party power. They have lost the major
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
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...
Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

Air strikes on rebel prison in Sanaa ‘kill 30’-Yemen War.

DontUse, International, News, Politics, ReportingWeek2
Yemen yet again faces another Saudi-led coalition air strike which killed at least thirty people in a rebel military police camp. Most of the people who died in Sanaa, Yemen’s capital, were claimed to be detainees inside the camp. According to the UN, the recent strikes were reported to have demolished the building and more than 8,670 people have been killed and 49,960 injured since the coalition intervened in the conflict in 2015. The fighting and a blockade by the coalition has also left 20.7 million people in need of humanitarian aid, created the world's largest food security emergency, and led to a cholera outbreak that is thought to have killed 2,219 people since April. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/yemen-mixdown-1   As the food crisis worsens in
Ofsted chief claims some faith schools are deliberately resisting British values

Ofsted chief claims some faith schools are deliberately resisting British values

Politics, Radio, Student
Amanda Spielman has said some children are being “taught solely religious texts, at the expense of being taught even basic English and maths”. Amanda Spielman, the head of The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted), has said that some faith schools are “deliberately resisting both British values and the requirements of equalities law.” At the annual Ofsted report Ms Spielman highlighted a worrying number of practices taking place in faith schools. She said that Ofsted inspectors had in some cases found texts which “encouraged domestic violence and the subjection of women”. Ofsted reported that the number of independent schools which were judged to be “less than good” has increased again this year, from 28% to 32%. A proportion of institutions from this category were C