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The longest Netflix movie “The Irishman” leads nominations for Critics Choice Awards

The longest Netflix movie “The Irishman” leads nominations for Critics Choice Awards

Breaking News, Culture
“The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s film, leads the nominations for the United States and Canada Critics Association awards. In all there are 14 nominations, including Best Picture and Director. Announced this Sunday, Martin Scorsese’s movie and the miniseries When They See Us, both produced by Netflix, are the top nominations for the United States and Canada Critics’ Association Awards. The Irishman made its world premiere at the New York Film Festival in late September and has been characterised, since the beginning of filming, as a rather controversial production. After the commercial release in the USA on November 1st, the film was added to the Netflix catalog worldwide. Despite all fourteen nominations, Londoners seem quite divided on their opinion of the movie.  “It’s incr
Joseph McCann: ‘Classic psychopath’ gets 33 life sentences

Joseph McCann: ‘Classic psychopath’ gets 33 life sentences

Breaking News, crime, crime, Law, London, tragedy, Women, youth
Joseph McCann, 34, gets 33 life sentences with a minimum term of 30 years after being found guilty of a series of rape committed over two weeks in April and May of this year.  Mr. Justice Edis, the judge, said: “This was a campaign of rape, violence and abduction.” He also said that McCann had “never expressed a word of regret” during his trial. McCann raped eight people including a 11 year-old boy and a lady aged 71. The 37 charges against him included seven counts of rape and kidnap as well as one count of child rape. It has been reported that on arrest McCann had told the officers: "If you had caught me for the first two, the rest of this wouldn't have happened." Prosecution lauded the bravery of the victims for coming forward and helping others escape McCann. The prosecuti
The ‘unaccounted for’ waste is the real Grinch this Christmas

The ‘unaccounted for’ waste is the real Grinch this Christmas

Breaking News, News
Every year millions of Britons generate large amounts of waste during Christmas that goes unrecycled. From early December a Christmas season centered around the early festivities takes over the city of London. Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year in London is a dream, but the hangover of waste it generates is often a nightmare for the city. From hunting the crisp mince pies to shopping for the perfect Pinterest-inspired decorations, the future of the cute wrapping papers is hardly a matter of concern. About 9,000 tonnes of waste are created per year from unusable Christmas trees that end up in landfills. It can take decades to decompose and  release 100,000 tonnes of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane adding to the ever rising carbon footprint.  The be
Sanna Marin will be the youngest MP in the world and lead Finland.

Sanna Marin will be the youngest MP in the world and lead Finland.

Gender, International, Politics
Finland’s transport minister, Sanna Marin, 34, has been selected to lead the Social Democratic party, making her the country’s youngest prime minister ever when she takes office in the coming days. She is also Finland’s third female government leader. Finland’s coalition government will be composed of five parties all led by women – four under the age of 35, for the first time. Finland’s government is now led by these five party leaders. #newgeneration pic.twitter.com/vis0qB9tO8 — Tuomas Niskakangas (@TNiskakangas) December 8, 2019 Sanna Marin has been chosen by her party after outgoing leader Antti Rinne, who stepped down as prime minister last week after he lost the support of key coalition partner the Centre Party, who cited a lack of trust. Mr Rinne became Finlan
Londoners insist travel in London is overpriced but welcome TfL fares freeze

Londoners insist travel in London is overpriced but welcome TfL fares freeze

Breaking News, Transport, Travel
By Beth Keeley Londoners believe travel in London is still too expensive despite TfL announcing fares will stay the same for another year. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, confirmed the price freeze for the fourth year in a row. The freeze on fares for buses, trams, tubes and DLR journeys will last until 2020. One Londoner complaining of the price of travel said: “The cost of living is very high in London so it would help if the cost of travelling was subsidized more.” Another said: “It’s nice that prices are going to be frozen but it’s still overpriced.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=-RrJHrQbJK8&feature=emb_logo This is the final part of a four year commitment the Mayor made in 2016, when he promised to freeze TfL fares. The Mayor’s TfL fares fr
Extinction Rebellion Christmas protests leave Londoners concerned

Extinction Rebellion Christmas protests leave Londoners concerned

Breaking News, Environment
Londoners are divided about whether the “12 days of Christmas” protests are the most effective way to tackle climate change. The climate activist group’s “12 days of Christmas” plan to outdo their Autumn protests. The climate change demonstrations are set to start on December 1, running until December 12, the day of the general election. The London public are unsure whether XR Christmas protests during the busy period are the only way to deal with the issue. One London mum concerned for her children’s future said she was worried and wants to get involved in the December demonstrations. She said: “It is the most effective, but not necessarily the best. It’s the best one at getting an immediate reaction.” An XR member said the group should be doing “more peaceful pr
The UK is still the largest country to scrutinize the explosive topic of the pay gap

The UK is still the largest country to scrutinize the explosive topic of the pay gap

Adults, Business, economy, Education, International, Law, News, Politics, trends
2019 has been the second year that all companies and charities in Britain with more than 250 employees - covering almost half the country's workforce - have had to report their gender pay gap to the Government Equalities Office (GEO). 1.How does it work? Employers must submit an assessment of the gap between what man and women earn on average amongst their personnel. The deadline for reporting these numbers each year is 31st March for public sector organisations and 5th April for businesses and charities. All companies must report the differences between salaries and bonus of employees from both genders on a mean and median hourly basis.   2.What surprises did we get? The Fawcett Society, the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights, has defi...
Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Greenwich stabbing: Why are the young carrying knives nowadays?

Breaking News, crime, crime, Culture, London, London Mayor, News, NHS, ReportingWeek2, Social media, Student
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced a £600,000 grant from website to help charities tackle youth violence, shortly after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre last Saturday. Due to the reduction of the police force? According to the statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the UK, compared with figure 12 months earlier. Figures from Metropolitan Police showed so far there have been at least 128 violent deaths in London, up from 116 in early 2018. The total of 14,987 knife crimes is among a high of 25,0287 violent offences recorded. Source: Metropolitan Police Cressida Dick, the head of Metropolitan Police, said early this year in a hearing that a whole series of social issues contrib
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
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