For an event which originally began as a something to unite people, Notting Hill Carnival has become something of a controversial event that divides communities. This explainer will focus on the main reasons why the two-day festival has become such contentious event and whether the negative perceptions are justified. https://youtu.be/hq9QzhO9-xU
Gyms are closed. Park are allowed to be visited only with members of your household or alone. It is always more difficult for teenagers to enjoy London after the lockdown that started at the end of March. But fortunately, the UK government has stated that among all the social distancing guidelines introduced to contain the spread of the virus, one form of physical exercise is allowed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIPFypzf1MI A small guide to run London in time of crisis in a safe way. Since the start of the lockdown, many people have chosen to start running. A sport that besides being easy, it does not require special gear, and it is also for teenagers that at the moment cannot play football, rugby, any team sports or going to the gym with friends. It has been confirmed th...
“It is never bad to be prepared for terrorism incidents.” In a bid to protect the UK from terrorism, police are encouraging the public to sign up to an online counter terrorism course. Any member of the public can become a 'CT citizen' through the ACT Awareness eLearning course, which was previously only available to those working in crowded places. The course takes about 45 minutes to complete, with only seven modules. Originally created in partnership with Marks & Spencer for their employees, the online lessons teach people how to spot potential terrorism behaviour and what to do in the event of an attack. In a statement, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security said: “The festive period is obviously a very busy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2JcWZiqbSU&feature=youtu.be One of the methods to resolve homelessness is charity donation, which some people are skeptical about due to lack of evidence on their effectiveness. The World's Big Sleep Out is the latest event to tackle the issue which has affected the UK for a while. The event was held on the 7th of December in 52 cities around the world, including London, New York, Madrid, New Delhi and Amsterdam. It included collective forces of celebrities, charities and public who united in raising funds for organisations that support homeless people. People's voices range from an ex-homeless person who was able to share his experience and opinion about charity events, to the participants and the organisers of the charity events. All of them
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
Westminster World looks into the number of young people affected by crime in London and whether they felt safe living in the capital. The year 2019 in London has been overshadowed by knife crime, an increase in theft around the holidays and sexual crimes on public transportation. More recently the city experienced a terror attack at London Bridge, which has raised the question of personal safety among young Londoners. A survey of over 300 London university students found that 1 in 4 young people has been affected by crime in London this year. These results slightly differ from those gathered in the Youth Voice Survey undertaken by the Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) in January 2019. The MOPAC survey showed that 1 in 10 (about 12 percent) of 8,000 young peop
The counter terrorism police are now offering free online training to the public on how to respond to a terror attack. The award-winning online training course is being made available publicly for the first time and has been put together by Counter Terrorism officials. It is available free of charge for anyone who wants to take part. The training is made up of seven modules that take a few minutes each to complete. The following e-modules are available as part of the course: Introduction to Terrorism Identifying Security Vulnerabilities How to Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour How to Identify and Deal with a Suspicious Item What to do in the Event of a Bomb Threat How to Respond to a Firearms or Weapons Attack Summary and Supporting Materials
As Christmas is rapidly approaching, shoppers are being urged to reconsider buying their annual festive jumper as new survey reveals 12 million jumpers are expected to be bought this Christmas, fuelling micro-plastic crisis. The Christmas jumper is set to become one of the most infamous examples of fast fashion as it is now revealed to be hugely damaging to the environment and adding to the plastic pollution crisis. Growing public interest in eco-shopping and sustainability alongside concerns over fast fashion has raised alarm over the problematic popularity of Christmas jumpers, as new report finds a third of young adults in the UK buy a new festive sweater every year. The survey was published on the 6 December 2019 by the environmental charity, Hubbub, who sample tested 108 Christ...
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
Insight into whether or not London students will be tactically voting in the upcoming general election.With the election only three days away, politicians are scrambling to swing the undecided votes in their direction. Labour party member and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell took part in a Q&A this morning, stating that this election is “about saving the NHS”; whilst current Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is visiting four Labour seats to project his trademark "Get Brexit Done" message.Despite the promising efforts from both parties, it seems that some younger individuals are choosing to vote against the Conservatives, rather than for Labour. This is called tactical voting and it’s the selection of a candidate that has a likely chance of unseating another, instead of wh