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Making history: 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale

Making history: 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale

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Credit: PA Wire Today, The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh have celebrated Anglo-French relations at a ceremony marking the 120th anniversary of the Entente Cordiale. The event was the first time a non-Commonwealth country has taken part in the Changing of the Guard ceremony – although the French troops did not guard the royal residence.  The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh were the royals representing the King who is continuing his cancer treatment and was not at Buckingham Palace.  They were joined by General Sir Patrick Sanders, UK Chief of General Staff, the French Chief of the Army Staff General Pierre Schill and the France’s ambassador to the UK Helene Duchene. https://twitter.com/FranceintheUK/status/1775538104750801262?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembe
‘British Only’: No longer enough for casting calls

‘British Only’: No longer enough for casting calls

brexit, Culture, Entertainment, EU talents, Film, TV
What does Brexit mean for the film industry?  The end of the Brexit transition period on 31st of December will change the way UK and EU screen operations run. https://youtu.be/3bHLSiclCL4 What about the Movement of People, Visas and Immigration?  In the past, the UK's TV and film industries have utilised the advantage of free movement, and thrived on this agreement. Discussions are still ongoing on whether UK nationals will have the ability to get short term work permits, for filming contracts.  “My main concern lies with immigration,”  Sir William Sargent, the chief executive of leading VFX firm told the BFI (British Film industry): “We are a classic cluster – a European centre of excellence. If we mishandle immigration, we will damage that.” Fran
Foreign students staying in London for Christmas break express why

Foreign students staying in London for Christmas break express why

brexit, Christmas, Covid-19, Education, EU talents, Explainers, London, Student, virus
The end of the lockdown approaching did not convince some foreign students to travel back. Seven out of ten interviewed told Westminster:World their decision to stay. Two of them have accepted to be featured on this article. Safety as the first priority Credit:Naima Tazergha "My father is not well and it is crucial to protect him from covid-19, and there is always a risk for me to catch the virus while travelling and submitting it to him." Charlotte is from Stockholm in Sweden. She moved to London this Autumn to study her first year of Interior Design at Regent's university. As the government reached to students to encourage them going back home between the 3rd and 9th of December, some don't even consider thinking about it. She is young but knows the risk- the one of c...
PM Johnson assures Brexit deal by 31 January next year

PM Johnson assures Brexit deal by 31 January next year

Breaking News, brexit, Politics, UK news
After a historic landslide win, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his Brexit promise and stated that Britain will retain control of their trade, money and borders. There is minimal doubt that the British PM will face any obstacle to pave a way for Britain’s exit after securing a majority in the elections. Credit: Sera Mathews Following a crushing election victory on Friday, Mr Johnson assured his Conservative backers that the UK would exit the European Union by the end of January 2020. The win was a “powerful new mandate to get Brexit done” Mr Johnson said at his victor’s speech on Friday. Deputy director general of the CBI, Josh Hardie, embraced the hope of an end to the three-year issue because “a government with a mandate and a strong majority brings a bit more c
General Election: how will UK’s winning party influence Brexit?

General Election: how will UK’s winning party influence Brexit?

Breaking News, brexit, News, Opinion, Politics, UK news, UK Political parties
Westminster students are divided and “confused” but believe their chosen parties will stick to their Brexit pledges. Brexit legislation is on hold while the UK votes in this year’s general election. The Conservative party, under Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s leadership, wants to leave the European Union (EU) with its most recent revised deal. Mr Johnson has been pushing to “get Brexit done” and has previously promised to leave the union, on 31 October 2019 as “do or die”. Government’s attempt to get a new deal through Parliament, was frustrated after members of parliament failed to approve the deal, thus forcing the Prime Minister to ask for an extension of the deadline to the EU. Divisions over Brexit has remained high in the Conservative party, even after Mr Johnson managed to se
Are London Students Tactically Voting?

Are London Students Tactically Voting?

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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
Government isn’t doing enough to prevent terrorism, Londoners think

Government isn’t doing enough to prevent terrorism, Londoners think

Breaking News, brexit, crime, Law, London, London Mayor, News, Politics, Premiere, Terror, tragedy
The London Bridge attack further divided the nation in regards to their political views only days before the election. Londoners said the government isn't effective in their actions against terrorism. On Saturday 29 November, Usman Khan, 28, carried out a knife attack that injured three people and led to the tragic deaths of Jack Merritt, 25, and Saskia Jones, 23. For a moment, the public conversation centred on messages of sadness and support for those affected by the tragic event. However, it wasn’t long before the conversation shifted from warm words to political arguments and point scoring. For who could forget, there’s a general election in three days! With Andrew Marr on the BBC, Boris Johnson talked tough on crime and pledged: “to take steps to make sure that people
OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

OVER 6,000 PEOPLE SUFFER FROM DIABETES IN ENGLAND AND “IT WILL BE EVEN WORSE”

Breaking News, brexit, children, Data Journalism, Explainers, Food, Health, Obesity
There are almost 4 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the United Kingdom, according to the last figures released by NHS Digital and Diabetes UK. Even though medical techniques are improving, the number of diabetes cases is strongly increasing. Diabetes UK predicted in its reports that if nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes by 2025. The last statistics include men and women who are over 17 years old and have type 1 or 2 diabetes. England is the area with the biggest percentage of people suffering from this disease among the UK, in this country the number has increased by almost one million in just 7 years. Even though type 2 diabetes is the most frequent in adults, a great percentage of children seem to suffer from type 1 diab...
File On 5 – From Pole to Pole

File On 5 – From Pole to Pole

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  From Pole to Pole - How is the Polish community responding to Britain's Brexit saga? Last broadcast: File On 5, Monday 15th April, 18.00 https://soundcloud.com/user-815393223/from-pole-to-pole-how-the-polish-community-are-responding-to-britains-brexit-saga As the UK’s largest European minority, the Polish community have a significant stake in the future of the country. But with the nation slowly self-imploding over Brexit, many Poles in Britain are becoming increasingly worried about their safety and livelihoods. Orlando investigates how the Polish community are responding to Britain’s Brexit saga. Meet the Poles... Jakub Krupa Jakub is the UK correspondent for the Polish press agency and a man who knows more than most when it comes to the Polish community in Britai
“Little Portugal’s” views on Brexit

“Little Portugal’s” views on Brexit

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The Anglo-Portuguese relations have always been strong, from Vauxhall's tube station all the way to Stockwell, you find yourself in the heart of Portuguese restaurants, hairdressers and delicatessens - which have gathered here over the last 30 years, earning the area its nickname - 'Little Portugal'. London attracts young people of working age from abroad, particularly those countries that were affected by the Eurozone crisis. With the influx of arrivals in search of employment, or studies, it's little wonder Brexit is causing so much debate. Goncalo Correia, 23 years old, currently living in the so called "Little Portugal" - has dreamed about his time in London since he was a child and is now afraid of what might happen. Marta Ramos, a 32 year old portuguese, came to Vauxhall in 20