Friday, January 22News For London

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‘All my clients wanted to carry on’ -Why this personal trainer refused to shut her business

‘All my clients wanted to carry on’ -Why this personal trainer refused to shut her business

Breaking News, Business, Covid-19, economy, Fitness, Hunger Strike, Uncategorized
Image by Jonathan Borba All non-essential businesses and storefronts were ordered to shut down on November 5 ahead of another month-long lockdown. While most shops obliged – (although reluctantly), a few small business owners continued to operate during restrictions. Lauren Sundre*, 27,  is a personal trainer in Liverpool who continued to hold gym sessions despite the regional lockdown. “The main thing that made me continue was the fact that all my clients wanted to carry on. I felt this sense of responsibility to ensure they were able to do so. I felt very strongly of the fact that what I did posed no threat - but actually improved people’s health,” she told Westminster World. As a newly qualified personal trainer Lauren will not receive any financial support from the go
Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

Adults, crime, International, News, Opinion, protest, Racism, UK news, Uncategorized
CC: Bob Harvey Gathering for the vigil for the victims of the Manchester Bombing Yahya Werfalli was sentenced to community service for his connection with the Manchester bombing.  Leading up to the tragic event, Werfalli’s supplied his debit card details to the bomber’s brother, Hashem Abedi. His account was then used to purchase hydrogen peroxide, which was the main ingredient, for the bombing. Court documents reveal that this was so the purchase wouldn’t be immediately linked to the bomber, Hashem Abedi.  A few days after the bombing, Werfalli was arrested in his home at gunpoint. Over the course of several police interviews, he claimed he was told the brothers were running two fraud schemes similar to something he has done in the past. He believed they were supposed
Two cannabis-based drugs approved by NHS – is this decision satisfactory for Britons?

Two cannabis-based drugs approved by NHS – is this decision satisfactory for Britons?

Health
The National Health Service (NHS) approved two cannabis-based drugs for treating epilepsy, specifically children with epilepsy. Now doctors can prescribe medicines called Epidyolex and Sativex to patients with childhood epilepsy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=togxqM2qM_8&app=desktop On 11 November 2019 BBC published an article revealing the approval of cannabis-based drugs by NHS. Although Epidyolex was approved by the European Union in September 2019, NHS has not approved the use of cannabis-based medicines due to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines. British citizens had mixed views on the approval of medicines that have cannabis, but none of the responses were negative. One person said: “If that works, I don’t have
Confidence is key: Preparing yourself against terror threats and assault

Confidence is key: Preparing yourself against terror threats and assault

Fitness, Politics, Terror
Recent terror scares in London and high level of assaults on the streets have resulted in self-defence classes booming with applications. The UK has seen a surge of terrorist attacks in the past year, which has resulted in the British government ranking the threat level as ‘SEVERE,’ according to the government website. There was also an approximation of 12 sex offenders caught in 2017 alone and recent report of a man suspected of 25 counts of attacks on woman and girls in London this past year. In circumstances like this and with threats coming from all angles—politically and personally—the people of London must be confident and know what to do during any act of violence that may come their way. One of the best ways to prepare in any threatening situation is to have knowledge and ski
Refugee Crisis: hosting a refugee

Refugee Crisis: hosting a refugee

Politics
There were 10,156 asylum applications in the UK during the third quarter of 2015. At the same period in 2014 there were less than 7,000 (source: refugeecouncil.org).This increase of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK poses the problem of accommodation. While waiting for an asylum decision, asylum seekers are not allowed to work so accommodation is provided by the government, according to a research briefing from the House of Commons Library. If an asylum seeker gets the status of refugee then he is “eligible to work and access mainstream welfare benefits” and needs to find accommodation.     According to the Refugee Council charity, around 36% of the asylum decisions made gives the status of refugee. Since 2014, there were during each quarter between 2,000 an