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Storm Caroline creates chaos throughout London’s transport systems

Storm Caroline creates chaos throughout London’s transport systems

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Storm Caroline has wreaked havoc over London as hundreds of flights have been cancelled, leaving thousands of passengers stranded in the city's airports. It's also been responsible for numerous tube and school closures from Sunday to Monday. Dozens of flights from Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Luton airport were cancelled yesterday evening as a result of the heavy rain and snowfall London received on Sunday, and more flights are still being delayed, diverted and cancelled today. British Airways has so far cancelled almost 100 flights to and from Heathrow. At Stansted, 24 Ryanair departures and arrivals have  been cancelled and more are to be expected. Ten flights have been cancelled by easyJet, and other airlines have also been affected. On top of flight closures and delays,
1 in 5 UK citizens living in poverty

1 in 5 UK citizens living in poverty

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One in five people in the UK, approximately 14 million people, are living in poverty, a study has revealed. Over 8 million working-age adults, 4 million children, and 1.9 million pensioners in the UK do not have the means to survive day-to-day life. The report, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, examined poverty trends in the UK over the last two decades, including state support for families and people living on the brink. Working class adults make up the largest section inflicted by poverty. 47 per cent of UK workers spend more than a third of their income, including housing benefits, on rent and maintenance. More than a third of these have to supplement their income outside of immediate work in order to meet housing costs. Conditions are not better off for family units: p
Help Musicians UK’s new mental health service includes counseling

Help Musicians UK’s new mental health service includes counseling

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Help Musicians UK (HMUK), a charity for professional musicians, has launched a 24/7 helpline to support musicians mental health. Music Minds Matter, is free and offers services such as emotional support, advice in getting a diagnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and counseling among others. Can music make you sick? A study about working in the music industry, commissioned by HMUK found that the creative industry can be responsible for adding to mental health issues. This goes beyond depression and suicide. Addiction and eating disorders are also prevalent in the music industry. A separate study indicates that 1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder. And with the growing number of sexual assault accusations in the entertainment industry, it may com
Sir Elton John has announced the death of his mother, months after public feud ends

Sir Elton John has announced the death of his mother, months after public feud ends

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Sir Elton John expressed his “shock” at the sudden death of his mother. The "Candle in the Wind" singer took to Instagram to announce the death, sharing a photo and tribute. The photo has drawn support from A-list friends all over the world including Victoria Beckham, Kate Bekingsdale, and Naomi Campbell. Campbell a close friend to the singer commented “Dear Elton my condolences to you and David and your family. Sorry for your loss” So sad to say that my mother passed away this morning. I only saw her last Monday and I am in shock. Travel safe Mum. Thank-you for everything. I will miss you so much. Love, Elton A post shared by Elton John (@eltonjohn) on Dec 4, 2017 at 1:39am PST Ms. Farebrother who was 92 years old had a troubled relationship with her son. Their bitter eig
Christmas lacking cheer for lonely young Londoners

Christmas lacking cheer for lonely young Londoners

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Comedienne Sarah Millican's annual Twitter campaign #joinin  for anyone worried about being alone at Christmas launched last week. As Christmas approaches, many young people living in London feel isolated and alone. Often living in rented accommodation, with limited financial resources, far from where they grew up, under 25 year-olds are bombarded with festive season adverts showing happy nuclear families. According to a survey published by the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness, 43% of 17 – 25 year olds who used Action for Children charity services experienced problems with loneliness. Less than half of this same group said they felt loved. #joinin I struggle to find joy at Christmas despite being a generally positive person. So #joinin sounds a great idea to me! It's even moved me to

London Overground launches 24-hours service from Dec 15th

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London Overground will launch a 24-hours weekend service for the first time from December 15th.     The overnight service is going to operate between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction on Friday and Saturday, and looking forward to be extended to Highbury & Islington next year. According to Jonathan Fox, TFL’s Director of London Rail and Sponsored Services, the East London line from New Cross Gate to Dalston Junction, is one of the most popular parts of London Overground. Asked comments from passengers at tube stations, most of them regard it as being a good thing. “I love the idea. Because it’s gonna to be more convenient for night travelling, especially for young people who go out for activities." Passengers said. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, also expre
Young Londoners are not aware of air pollution

Young Londoners are not aware of air pollution

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Despite campaigning by the Mayor and other groups, young Londoners in the congestion zone are not completely aware of air pollution. Air pollution is the significant cause of the premature death of nearly 9500 Londoners every year, according to a study published by King’s College London in 2015. Luke Gillham, 18, Eltham, admitted that air pollution is not really a big issue for him. He then added: “but obviously for certain people it is.” He said: “I’m threatened by it, but it’s not something I think about it. I don’t worry about air pollution which probably could be an issue itself. I’m not fully aware or anything like that.” He emphasised that it is not “that much issue” for him currently. However, Luke concluded that in case it gets worse, and is widely televised triggering the con
Music and Politics

Music and Politics

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Music has been used to unsettle the most fundamental political and social conventions. Musicians often wanted to change the world, from grime artists such as Stormzy to country bands like Dixie Chicks, many have believed in the political power of music. Dave Randall, musician and writer of Sound System: The Political Power of Music, uncovers the story of one musician’s discovery of what makes music so powerful. The book gives an insider view of the music industry and its influence on the culture of social change. It emphasizes the history of the social evolution of songs with political messages which has impacted communities in different forms. The evolution of hidden political messages embedded within music is carried forward in this book. Mark Radcliffe of BBC2 called the book "
Tony Pulis sacked by West Brom

Tony Pulis sacked by West Brom

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West Brom Manager Tony Pulis has been fired following his sides' heavy 4-0 defeat by Chelsea over the weekend. The Baggies have won just twice in their last 21 league games, causing the club to plunge even closer to the relegation zone. Club Chairman John Williams stated: “These decisions are never taken lightly but always in the interests of the club.” "We are in a results business and over the back end of last season and this season to date, ours have been very disappointing. We would like to place on record our appreciation of Tony's contribution and hard work during a period of transition for the club which included a change of ownership. We wish him well in his future endeavours."   #Pulis now sacked from #WestBromwichAlbion, its been coming. After all football is a
New Film School will be opened in London by the company behind Love Actually

New Film School will be opened in London by the company behind Love Actually

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To improve the diversity of film industry, Working Title is to open a new free school to teach film production in London alongside national curriculum.     Working Title, the British film production company behind the 2003 Christmas-themed movie Love Actually, will open a new free film school in North London in a bid to improve diversity of film industry alongside national curriculum. The school was granted planning permission conditionally last week. According to Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, the co-chairs of Working Title, it will be converted from the former office block in Highbury of Working Title, which is available to 1000 students. “We go to film production studios and they are not diverse. That is not right. We realised we had to go back and start at the