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UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

UK’s First Cat Café Combatting Winter Stress

Animals, LifeStyle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa89pAxnuYg Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium Combatting Winter Season Stress [Video: Emily Srebotnjak & Diana Whistance-Smith] Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium is the UK’s very first café is the ideal anti-stress mechanism during the winter season. The café, open since March 2014, has seen business boom this month particularly, as stress hits a yearly high during the winter season. Its nuzzled interior and homey décor has been drawing in students and families alike looking for a mental escape amidst the hectic season. Laura Nastelli, the chief “Cat Carer” at Lady Dinah’s, spoke on behalf of the owner Lauren Pears. An employee since 2015, Nastelli has watched the soothing presence of the Emporium's 16 in-house cats affect all sorts of customers, from universi
London Comic Con, the costume party for UK cosplayers

London Comic Con, the costume party for UK cosplayers

Culture
Thousands of UK cosplayers flock to London comic con, the biggest comic con event in the UK and only UK based one comic con exposition. London Comic Con was held at Excel London last week. UK cosplayers crowded 11 exhibitions, lawns and the square of Excel London. Cosplay fans dressed themselves as their favorite characters from films, games and cartoon. Fans prepared classic gestures and mimicked their favorite characters for photography. Visitors were able to see imagery figures in real when walking, eating and even on the tube.           Some cosplayers grouped by small studios went into team for dancing performance and also brought professional photography groups for comic con event, while some only came to the event for personal...
What Theresa May’s Open Letter to EU Citizens Really Means to Them

What Theresa May’s Open Letter to EU Citizens Really Means to Them

News
Prime Minister Theresa May has emailed 100,000 EU citizens living in the UK to reassure them that Brexit will not affect their lives here, though millennials are not convinced. Despite her efforts, young people fear that their dreams of working, studying and living in the UK will be ending sooner than they hoped. May’s open letter promised EU citizens low-cost application methods for “settled status” after Brexit, and that they would not be used as “bargaining chips” in Brexit negotiations. The letter was also posted to her Facebook page.   Theresa May speaking about the UK and EU on October 20th. [Video: Facebook --Theresa May]  For some students, the thought of Brexit’s impact on their futures in the UK only makes them homesick. 24-year-old Lauranna Bruninx chose to study i
Historic LSE Cleaners’ Strike: Outsourced workers fight segregation

Historic LSE Cleaners’ Strike: Outsourced workers fight segregation

#breakingnews, News, Politics, Specials, Student
For the first time in LSE's 126 year history, cleaners went on a 2-day strike for equal benefits as in-house staff. The demands of the strike highlight the larger problem with outsourcing in UK universities.   Mildred Simpson, 60 years old, has spent the past 16 years trying to keep the London School of Economics spotless. One of the cleaners at the leading research institute into inequalities, she works 11 hours a day, under contract from Noonan Services (a company that outsources cleaning staff to UK universities). Yet the benefits she receives are negligible compared to LSE in-house staff- 1% pension, no sick pay for the first 3 days- and workload that has cost her a knee. So she's on strike.   https://youtu.be/De91vv-EoOk The conditions of the strike, i.e., th
Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Mainstream Vegan: UK’s economy becomes greener

Animals, Culture, economy, Experience, Food, Health, Taste, trends, Uncategorized
It's official. UK lactose intolerants are cheering and hipsters are more mainstream than ever. Dairy-free milks have been added for the first time ever to the inflation basket. The results published by the Office for National Statistics included soya and almond milk to a list which the main purpose is to serve as a reference of the actual consumer trends. The Office and several analysts point out that this may have happened due to the recent growth of "free-from" diets such as Veganism. A new wave of millennials addicted to new trends and worried about their health have pushed these products up to the top of the list. Every day we see in supermarkets how new meat-free, gluten-free or dairy-free options appear on the shelves, on most occasions, at a high value. This can be explained as a
What will Brexit mean for UK tech startups?

What will Brexit mean for UK tech startups?

#breakingnews, Audio, brexit, EU investment, EU referendum, EU talents, International, Media, News, Politics, Social media, Tech, Tech startups, Video
UK’s tech entrepreneurs remain concerned over Brexit despite the government’s recent investment guaranteed on the Spring Budget. Talent access Jack*, a london-based tech entrepreneur, said that he is to launch a startup company, but is concerned over Brexit. He told Westminster World that he fears the hiring cost of his business would spiral because of a “hard Brexit deal”. The 29-year-old will create a digital publishing platform where consumers could be engaged by various visual content. He said: “Especially for digital startups, their employees have never had to think about residential opportunities here, whether they need visa or not. Even if Brexit is not here yet, for many of them it would make no sense to take jobs in the UK if after a year they will have to apply for certain
Funding campaign to return deported grandmother to UK surpasses goal

Funding campaign to return deported grandmother to UK surpasses goal

#breakingnews, International, News, Politics
Online fundraiser to bring Irene Clenell home surpassed its goal of £20,000 A grandmother who has been married to a British man for 27 years has been deported from the UK to her country of origin, one day after a fundraising campaign to return her home surpassed its target of £20,000 by nearly £7000. Irene Clennell was held in a Scottish detention centre from the beginning of February, and was flown to Singapore on Sunday. She was granted indefinite leave for residence in the UK until it was invalidated by her visits to Singapore to care for her ageing parents. Clennell’s sister-in-law, Angela Clennell, described the rules that permitted the deportation as “intense and unfair.” She said that her brother, Irene Clennell’s husband, was severely ill. Clennell unsuccessfully tried to repea
Power to the People: Do petitions really work?

Power to the People: Do petitions really work?

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A petition banning Donald Trump from making a state visit to the UK has garnered more than 1 million signatures in the past 24 hours. The petition, made on the UK Parliament website, required only 100,000 signatures to be considered for debate in the Houses of Parliament. In response, Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will not be withdrawing the invitation extended to US President Trump, part of the “special relationship” she wants to create between the US and UK with impending Brexit. In a statement, she said the visit remains “substantially in the national interest.” The situation is reminiscent of last year, when, following the Brexit referendum, a petition was created on the UK Parliament website, signed by four million people, asking for a second EU referendum. In r
Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

Downing Street confirms US President State visit despite Anti-Trump Petition reaching over a million

News, Politics, Uncategorized
An online petition to stop Donald Trump’s state visit  has been widely shared and reached over a million signatures over the past few days. The signatures started increasing rapidly after the US President's travel ban on refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries came into effect over the weekend. On average, the petition is currently getting more than 600 signatures every minute. via GIPHY Prime Minister Theresa May announced the visit on her recent US trip, hours before the ban was signed. The petition says: “Donald Trump should be allowed to enter the UK in his capacity as head of the US Government, but he should not be invited to make an official State Visit because it would cause embarrassment to Her Majesty the Queen.” In London, young people who signed the pet
Amazon’s scandal: workers living in tents

Amazon’s scandal: workers living in tents

#breakingnews, Business, News, ReportingWeek2
The multinational Amazon, in charge of thousand of deliveries across the world, has been accused again of poor work conditions and misconduct. A few employees of its centre in Dunfermline, Scotland, have been found sleeping in tents outside the building in the middle of a wood. The retailer has been suffering this kind of accusations since last year GBM trade union declared workers shifts and environment were making them develop "physical and metal illnesses". The whole recent scandal was primarily discovered by The Times reporter, Mary O’Connor, who went undercover into the warehouse and found out that workers were underpaid and doing over 60 hours a week. A large number of them are seasonal workers hired to help with the Christmas deliveries. The journalist contacted the Liberal Democ