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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
Young people face the worst festive Eve season every year

Young people face the worst festive Eve season every year

Christmas, Culture, LifeStyle, London, News, shopping, Student
The young workforce who are trying to make a bit of extra cash end up having an anti-social Christmas. Over 78,000 people have signed a petition to stop shops opening during Christmas and Boxing day after retail workers across the UK have complained about the stress of working during these periods. As Christmas approaches, streets and malls become busier with shoppers from all over the world, and young people are mostly found working in these retail shops which prevent them from spending time with their families on the holidays. Dave William, the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW), Media officer told Westminster world: "We know that boxing days are becoming popular in recent times but we don’t see any reason why these sales cannot take place some other day
Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Homelessness: Is contactless the solution?

Breaking News, Charity, economy, Health, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2
Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United Kingdom faces a growing issue with homelessness. Many charities collect money and support those without a home but unfortunately, they fail to reach everyone in need. Stephen, 55, an ex-serviceman from the armed forces, represents a soundboard for many who have lost faith in charity. He is of the opinion that charities cheat people in the name of donation. “I would love to know where the money goes. But I already know where it goes. It goes for wages and it’s all a con. That is all it is. You’ve got the Royal British Legion. Last year they raised 42 million pounds. But it never went to the ex-servicemen. 75 percent of the people that live on the street are ex-forces. We are in a society now. We’re being lied to.”
A Realist’s Guide to Renting in London

A Realist’s Guide to Renting in London

Breaking News, Harrow, Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Opinion, ReportingWeek1, ReportingWeek2, Student
Recent data from OnTheMarket.com revealed that Londoners spend up to 61% of their income on rent, with Camden being the most expensive borough. This follows a study by the trade union GMB which found that between 2011 and 2017, rent prices for two-bedroom flats in London increased by 25.9% to an average of £1,500 per month while wages only increased by 9.1%. Today, in a letter seen by The Guardian, Sadiq Khan said that he is considering the introduction of rent controls in London: “The housing crisis is now having such an effect on a generation of Londoners in favour of rent stabilisation and control are becoming overwhelming.” Khan’s proposed changes focus on “no-fault evictions”, where landlords are able to evict tenants at the end of their initial fixed term which campaigning gro
How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

How veganism is redefining the restaurant scene in London

Animal Rights, Animals, Breaking News, Environment, trends
Veganism has made quite an impact on restaurants in the past few years, but how far-reaching are the effects truly? Every few years there comes a minor revolution which impacts the restaurant industry in ways that force food outlets to make changes and adapt in a bid to stay relevant. The latest of these? The vegan revolution. In the surprisingly familiar way that halal meat has found its way into most outlets in the UK due to demand, the constant rise in the number of vegans has restaurants attempting to continuously revise their plans according to customers. Interest in veganism has especially boomed in the last years. According to The Vegan Society data, in 2014 there were 150,000 vegans in the UK and that figure has risen by 400 per cent since then, rising up to 600,000 across th
“I would have loved playing alongside N’Golo Kante”, said Chelsea legend Graeme La Saux

“I would have loved playing alongside N’Golo Kante”, said Chelsea legend Graeme La Saux

London, Sport, Sports
Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux has admitted that he would have fancied playing alongside Frenchman and fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante during his twelve-year spell at the club. The 27-year old midfielder has had his reputation enhanced in world football after joining Leicester City as a relatively unknown player from French Ligue 2 outfit Caen in 2015. Due to his work ethic, tenacity and tireless displays, Kante quickly became a mainstay at Leicester and Chelsea, playing a pivotal role in guiding both clubs to Premier League glory in 2016 and 2017 respectively. “I think with the age I am now, N’Golo Kante and his fitness would be very important for me to be in a team with him.”, joked Le Saux. “But Chelsea have had so many great players over the last 20 years, if you look at
Mayor Sadiq Khan recognised London needs more controls in private renting

Mayor Sadiq Khan recognised London needs more controls in private renting

Housing, London, London Mayor, News, Politics
The new Mayor’s project could impose different regulations to limit and cap the private rent prices in the English capital. The Mayor of London wants to introduce more control on private rent in London, as its prices are increasing year by year. The first London Living Rent homes launched this week: find out more about my plans to help Londoners who rent https://t.co/7JImy2VvIv — Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) 4 May 2017 The weekly average private rent has risen by 39 pounds from 2008 to 2017, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government, while outside London this cost has stayed stable.     Khan’s “London Model”, which will be published in spring 2019, will contain the changes in how to supervise the private rent in London. This

London Youth Charity: Buy the T. Not the stereotype

Breaking News
London Youth, a charity organisation with a mission to improve the lives of young people in London have collaborated with sportwear apparel Champion. The new campaign has been launched with the aim to challenge negative youth stereotypes and raise awareness of the power of good youth work. London Youth stand  at Urban Outfitters  photo by Mariam Gambo Established since 1887 the charity launched their first high profile collaboration in stores such as Urban outfitters and Champion on regent street. Through a limited edition of T-shirts designed by London based graphic designer Tim Head, the charity uses the personal stories of five young people to tailor the message and art on the clothing. Tim Head, the man behind the art shares his thoughts on the process of making the t-shirts
Could cutting tuition fees keep you away from university at all?

Could cutting tuition fees keep you away from university at all?

Culture, Education, London, News, Student
Cutting tuition fees might not be a good idea for poorer students, the government’s new social mobility tsar has claimed.  Martina Milburn, the latest chair of the Social Mobility Commission, told The Observer: “Cutting fees will certainly help a certain sector. Whether it helps the right young people, I’m not convinced.” “There’s also evidence that if you remove tuition fees altogether, there would be a certain number of young people from particular backgrounds who wouldn’t be able to go to university at all – but if you restore something like the education maintenance allowance or a version of it, I think you would widen participation. That’s a personal view.” Last month a government proposal suggested that students in England should be offered 2-year fast track courses to c
Climate Change: Are the UK’s youth ready?

Climate Change: Are the UK’s youth ready?

Breaking News, Climate, Environment, London, protest, ReportingWeek2, Science
‘We are the last generation that can stop climate change’ - UN Summit, 2018 According to Kristalina Georgieva, the CEO of the World Bank, the younger generation must step up and combat climate change. While world leaders meet at the UN summit in Poland, young activists in the UK are working hard and taking significant steps in dealing with the issue. What is the problem? The UN Summit on climate change began Monday, December 3 and will continue until December 14 in Katowice, Poland. The summit, made up of 200 nations, seeks to find viable solutions for cutting emissions and combating climate change. In the UK, the Committee of Climate Change published its 2017 assessment report, stating the gravity of the situation. The report said: “Climate change is not only a challenge o