Bike accidents are increasingly common on London's streets. But that is not necesary: London by Cycle tells you how cycling can be a safer and a happier experience for everyone. By Qiwei Wang, subbed by Tara Mearsheimer
According to new Department for Transport figures released at the end of last month, one cyclist is involved in a road traffic accident every two hours in Greater London. London Cycling Campaign is trying to dispel people’s fear of cycling through their actions in London universities.
“We offer free cycle training in most of the boroughs in London, it’s a two hour personal session with a cycle instructor,” said Diego Marando, a cycle instructor, “people will feel more confident and relaxed on road after this training and learn more about some useful cycling skills.”
The Islamic Society (ISOC) at Westminster University has stated it has no connection with Mohammed Emwazi, widely known as "Jihadi John." Talk postponed by a controversial Islamic preacher. By Alex Leonards and Danae Diz
The student society, which was due to hold a talk by controversial "homophobic" speaker Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad, assured fellow students they had no connection with "Jihadi John”. The Society added that they were not connected to any extremist groups and it “should be obvious and not need stating, but given the climate, it has become necessary to clarify such things in statements such as this.”
Infamous British IS member Mohammed Emwazi, also known as "Jihadi John", graduated from The University of Westminster in 2009 with a degree in Computer Science. But ISOC has
Public libraries are closing across London due to cutbacks in local government funding. Cristiana Ferrauti Twitter: @Cristiana16492 meets a volunteer who aims to keep a library open. Sub-editor: Sonal Gupta
Paul Lorber, Liberal Democrat leader at Brent Council, is director of the Friends of Barham Library - charity trust for bringing back the community library.
The Crabbs House, in Barham Park, was the building hosting the local library. It opened in 1952 and has been active until October 2011, when Brent Council closed it as part of the Libraries Transformation Project
During Saturday afternoon, Lorber volunteers at the temporary shop premises in Wembley High Road. It is a library and second hand bookshop opening three times a week.
In 2013, another voluntee
Scott Bartle is standing as prospective parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in Brent North. Cristiana Ferrauti meets him.
By Cristiana Ferrauti @Cristiana16492
“I have never been involved with a political party before,” says Scott Bartle, 31, parliamentary candidate for the Green Party in Brent North. “I couldn’t even stand those fancy rosettes politicians wore. And now I got rid of my gym membership, because walking from place to place for meeting people is enough training.” )
Speaking with politicians and learning about things face-to-face – and not by secondary means – are among others practices he has added to his daily routine.
So why did Bartle choose to stand?
“Sometimes you have just to go for yourself and try to encourage people to stand for what they care.