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“I always walk with keys in my hands”: are women safe on London streets?

“I always walk with keys in my hands”: are women safe on London streets?

Breaking News, crime, Explainers, Health, London, London Mayor, Opinion, Women
London after dark. (Credit: Holly Munks) With winter approaching and days getting darker, women find themselves choosing between outdoor exercise and their own safety. A recent survey by the non-profit organisation “This Girl Can” revealed that 60 per cent of women are concerned about the risk of sexual harassment or intimidation whilst exercising after dark. The women’s rights group feels that this issue deserves more attention from the public and politicians alike. They have called on Londoners who are concerned about the issue to join a charity run in Westminster this evening, in the hopes that more people will consider the subtle ways in which women see their freedom of movement compromised. Speaking to passersby in and around Oxford Street, opinions varied on whether stre
Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Breaking News, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Explainers, Film, LifeStyle, Opinion, Radio, Student, trends, TV, UK news, Video, youth
The series got renewed for a second season in August 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The first broadcast was on 26 May this year and is available on All 4. Source: Channel 4 Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. Jack also spoke about Big Boys season two. During those episodes, we will watch more stories being developed regarding the other characters. In contrast, the main focus remains on the main ones. https://youtu.be/KHjiIhUzBAM Credit: Mellina Shahrom and Besmira Kruja Jack Rooke said: “I think it’s just going to be a bit more expansive. I want to sort of delve into some of the other characters' back stories and for it to feel
Londoners say: ‘Legalising e-scooters is a wonderful thing because climate change is rampant. We need to take care of the environment’

Londoners say: ‘Legalising e-scooters is a wonderful thing because climate change is rampant. We need to take care of the environment’

Breaking News, London, Opinion, Politics, Transport, UK news
A recently published study claims that the legalisation of e-scooters will decrease carbon emissions. Rental E-scooters near Oxford Street. Credit: Sharv G Although private e-scooters are banned on public roads, Westminster World found many riders on the road risking their safety for convenience. “When I was buying my e-scooter, I was unaware of the rules. But now I know the rules. However, I am taking the risk of riding it in public places,” a private e-scooter rider, on condition of anonymity, said. However, according to a study recently published by Move Electric, an e-mobility website, more than one in five drivers in the UK, who participated in a poll, said that they would consider e-scooters instead of cars for short journeys once it is legalised in the UK. The st
‘Trickling away to nothingness is not inspiring for me’: Should the UK legalise assisted dying?

‘Trickling away to nothingness is not inspiring for me’: Should the UK legalise assisted dying?

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Assisted dying is currently illegal in the UK. It is being debated in Parliament and about to the enter the committee stage. The right to end your own life has always caused controversy, and this bill could see the UK follow other countries by legalising euthanasia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFOBkAlpAYo Credit: Politics.co.uk, Youtube The bill would enable terminally ill adults to end their own life with those providing assistance avoiding prosecution. This legislation could be seen as a solution to the issues surrounding palliative care, something that many feel is lacking. However, when people are in so much pain, should they have autonomy over their own lives and when to die? Polls taken on the issue of assisted dying consistently demonstrate that the majority of the pu...
Are you guilty of microaggressions?

Are you guilty of microaggressions?

Data Journalism, Education, Explainer, Explainers, Gender, Instagram, International, Opinion, Racism
In March 2021, a report by The Mainchi stated that the president of the Tokyo Olympics said that meetings with female participants went on for too long. Unbeknown to many, this remark may be seen as a microaggression.  In this day and age words can have detrimental consequences to others, whether they are explicit or implicit. But ever heard of the saying actions speak louder than words? Microaggressions do not only refer to the words used but also the actions we do which can amplify a hidden meaning.     Photo credited by Morgan Basham (Unsplash.com)  What are microaggressions? Very Well Mind defines a microaggression as subtle verbal or nonverbal behaviour, committed consciously or not, that is directed at a member of a marginalised group, and has
Is the UK responsible for terrorism? A reaction to Warfalli sentence

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

Adults, crime, Explainers, International, News, Opinion, protest, Racism, UK news
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
Harry Styles shows gender free fashion on Vogue

Harry Styles shows gender free fashion on Vogue

Celebrity, Culture, Fashion, Gender, Media, Music, Opinion, Social media, Worldnews
Harry Styles is the first male in 127 years to be on the cover of US Vogue. He also became the first to appear solo and he has done so wearing a stunning Gucci gown. Picture by Tyler Mitchell, December 2020 US Vogue cover. Courtesy of Condé Nast. After conservative commentator Candace Owens in the Us slammed Vogue and Styles for wearing a dress and skirts in the photoshoot, actress Olivia Wilde was one of the many voices together with Zach Braff and Elijah Wood jumping to defend his gender-blurring style. https://twitter.com/RealCandaceO/status/1327691891303976961 Retweeting images of the terrific shoot, Owens criticised the magazine, calling Styles’ look and outfit “an outright attack” and asked Vogue to “bring back manly men.” The former One Direction singer has r
Did Boris Johnson force us into a second lockdown based on fake data?

Did Boris Johnson force us into a second lockdown based on fake data?

Covid-19, economy, Explainers, Law, London, News, Opinion, Politics, Student, UK news
Photo By: Andrew Pearsons Prime Minister Boris Johnson is allegedly under the impression that he was fooled into enforcing a national lockdown due to ‘dodgy’ data. According to Government scientists, Covid-19 related deaths could rise to 4,000 a week; 4 times the peak we saw in April.  This figure is now being discredited, with conflicting data released last week, suggesting cases were dropping, and the second wave may have peaked before the second lockdown began on November 5.  Shops and businesses forced to close during second lockdown. Photo: Amelia Hallsworth Figures released last week show 20,572 cases recorded, down from the previous week’s number of 23,254.  A total of 156 deaths were recorded across with the UK, compared to 162 from the week prior.&nb
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
General Election: Parties’ promises “unrealistic” warns NHS provider

General Election: Parties’ promises “unrealistic” warns NHS provider

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University College London Hospital| Photograph by Elza Lopes Party leaders failed to address key NHS’ issues in health and social care on their election campaigns. UK’s main parties have made numerous promises to pour into the NHS funding and extra staff, however, concerns grow as “no credible answers” have been offered to deal with issues affecting the healthcare system, Chris Hopson, Chief NHS provider said. All main parties have made pledges on their manifestos to increase expenditure in the healthcare system, with emphasis on increasing NHS funding and workforce. The Conservatives have promised 50,000 staff nurses and 50 million GPs surgery appointments. In contrast to Labour which promised 24,000 more nurses,  its manifesto top priorities also feature, reducing patients' charges,