Tuesday, December 11News For London

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Youth participation in #PacketInWalkers Campaign: Promotion or not?

Youth participation in #PacketInWalkers Campaign: Promotion or not?

Environment, Fitness, Food, London, ReportingWeek2, Uncategorized
Crisps company Walkers is under the radar by the youth of UK as their #PacketInWalkers recycling campaign was earlier criticized as a publicity stunt. In defence of the company, Executive Director, David Babbs told The Guardian: “The public will be watching to make sure the new recycling scheme isn’t just a PR stunt.” However, some youngsters criticized the movement for limiting it to just the Walkers brand, while some others also showed scepticism about the effectiveness of the campaign. Why are we only targeting Walkers and not all the other crisp companies who use plastic?! #PacketInWalkers — Leah Benthin (@leahbenthin) September 26, 2018 Don’t really get this protest. Surely not buying their product would make far more sense? — Jon Liversedge (@JLiversedge) September 25, 2018
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
“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
David Attenbourough believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale

David Attenbourough believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale

Breaking News, Climate, International, News, Politics, ReportingWeek1, Science, Social media, Uncategorized
The naturalist, Sir David Attenbourough, is the latest celebrity to call for immediate action on climate change. Sir David Attenborough | by Foreign and Commonwealth Office Attenborough spoke at the opening ceremony of United Nations-sponsored climate talks opened in the Polish city of Katowice on December 3, and claims that climate change is humanity's greatest threat in thousands of years. He is acting as a link between the public and policy-makers at the meeting. Sir David believes that we are facing a “man-made disaster” of global scale. He said: “Leaders of the world, you must lead. The continuation of civilisations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands.” "If we don't take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural wo

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
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
Fan actions criticised after Tottenham supporter throws banana skin at Aubameyang

Fan actions criticised after Tottenham supporter throws banana skin at Aubameyang

Breaking News, Sport, Sports, Uncategorized
The incident is just one of many cases of fans creating nuisance during matches A Tottenham Hotspur fan was arrested for throwing a banana skin at Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 4-2 win against Spurs in the north London derby at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The incident occurred when Aubameyang walked towards the away stands to celebrate scoring a 10th-minute penalty awarded after a handball by Jan Vertonghen. Images have been circulating online which show the banana skin lying on the ground as Aubameyang celebrates with his teammates and Arsenal fans haven’t taken it lightly. Forget club rivalry, the fan who threw a banana skin at Aubameyang should be banned for life. If an Arsenal fan did it to a Tottenham player, I’d expect my club do the same. Racism has no pl
Young adults at risk of binge drinking despite drop in alcohol consumption

Young adults at risk of binge drinking despite drop in alcohol consumption

Breaking News, Health, Uncategorized
The drinking habits of teenagers and young adults has been put in the spotlight again this week with the launch of a campaign against parents introducing alcohol to their children at an early age. The ‘What’s The Harm’ initiative, run by health campaigners in the north-east of England and backed by experts across the UK, urges parents to delay the moment their child first drinks alcohol because it can damage the growing brain. It aims to dispel the myth that introducing your children to alcohol, for example with a glass of wine at the dinner table, will take away the novelty and encourage moderate drinking as they get older. Guidance from the chief medical officer says that an alcohol-free childhood and youth up to the age of 18 is healthiest – and that no child should be drinkin

The Ugly Truth: The Armenian Genocide

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The Ugly Truth: The Armenian Genocide is a documentary about the history of the genocide that took place in 1915 by the Ottomans that Turkey until this day denies. Later this month, the Armenian communities around the world will commemorate the 103 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Decades of scholarly research has decisively established the systematic annihilation of Armenians. However, Turkey refuses to admit it. It also prosecutes anybody who mentions this historical fact, even if they were Turks. Taner Akcam is a renowned Turkish historian. In his ground-breaking new book “Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide”, he includes a ‘recently discovered document, a “smoking gun,” which points to the Ottoman government’s central role in plannin
Anti Semitism: Are we reliving the past

Anti Semitism: Are we reliving the past

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What is anti Semitism? When did this agenda root out? Why has it been an element which is still existing in this time and century and what has the recent issue surrounding Jeremy Corbyn entailed to this subject. To Know more do tune in BBC Radio 4 Programme ‘Witness’ on Thursdays at 12:00 P.M. https://soundcloud.com/zahida-rizvi-463815269/anti-semitism-mixdown/s-TnGrG