Crisps company Walkers is under the radar by the youth of UK as their #PacketInWalkers recycling campaign was earlier criticized as a publicity stunt. In defence of the company, Executive Director, David Babbs told The Guardian: “The public will be watching to make sure the new recycling scheme isn’t just a PR stunt.” However, some youngsters criticized the movement for limiting it to just the Walkers brand, while some others also showed scepticism about the effectiveness of the campaign.
Why are we only targeting Walkers and not all the other crisp companies who use plastic?! #PacketInWalkers
— Leah Benthin (@leahbenthin) September 26, 2018
Don’t really get this protest. Surely not buying their product would make far more sense?
— Jon Liversedge (@JLiversedge) September 25, 2018
London has been notorious for being an expensive city to live in – the cost of housing has hit the roof and student accommodation becoming more expensive – the youth in London are at crossroads over the sudden boom in prices.
In an effort to stabilise the real estate market, London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan has agreed to another London MP that it is the need of the hour to adopt “a strategic approach to rent stabilisation and control” in order to combat the housing crisis.
London has also been facing a homelessness crisis, which has been further amplified by Section 21, a law in which landlords can evict tenants after a fixed term ends or during a tenancy with no fixed end date or ‘periodic tenancy’ as it is known. The section has faced a lot of flak as it allows ‘no fault’ evictions which
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
Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, the United Kingdom faces a growing issue with homelessness. Many charities collect money and support those without a home but unfortunately, they fail to reach everyone in need.
Stephen, 55, an ex-serviceman from the armed forces, represents a soundboard for many who have lost faith in charity. He is of the opinion that charities cheat people in the name of donation. “I would love to know where the money goes. But I already know where it goes. It goes for wages and it’s all a con. That is all it is. You’ve got the Royal British Legion. Last year they raised 42 million pounds. But it never went to the ex-servicemen. 75 percent of the people that live on the street are ex-forces. We are in a society now. We’re being lied to.”
Recent data from OnTheMarket.com revealed that Londoners spend up to 61% of their income on rent, with Camden being the most expensive borough. This follows a study by the trade union GMB which found that between 2011 and 2017, rent prices for two-bedroom flats in London increased by 25.9% to an average of £1,500 per month while wages only increased by 9.1%.
Today, in a letter seen by The Guardian, Sadiq Khan said that he is considering the introduction of rent controls in London: “The housing crisis is now having such an effect on a generation of Londoners in favour of rent stabilisation and control are becoming overwhelming.” Khan’s proposed changes focus on “no-fault evictions”, where landlords are able to evict tenants at the end of their initial fixed term which campaigning gro
A Twitch streamer who goes by the name Mr DeadMoth has been charged with assaulting his partner during one of his live streams of Fortnite. The Australian streamer has since been apprehended by the police as an investigation continues into the incident after a viewer online got concerned and reported it.
The incident occurred during one of the regular Fortnite streams Mr DeadMoth used to host on the streaming platform Twitch. Towards the middle of the stream, a woman’s voice can be heard asking the streamer to close his computer and come out to which he replies: “I’ll be out soon” repeatedly.
She then hurls various objects at the man. After a point, the streamer is seen getting up and approaching her during which a sound resembling a slap can be heard. The woman cries out “Wo
After Manchester City's Raheem Sterling highlighted headlines by the Mailonline as examples of racist rhetoric, many media commentators have come out to support the young footballer's accusations.
On Saturday Chelsea Football Club made a public statement that they were investigating reports into alleged racial abuse against Raheem Sterling by Chelsea fans watching the weekend’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City. A video circulating online after the game appeared to show one fan in the Matthew Harding Stand shouting racist slurs in the direction of Sterling as he went to collect the ball.
In response to the abuse, Sterling released a statement accusing some sections of the media of helping to ‘fuel racism’ with their portrayal of young black footballers. In
‘We are the last generation that can stop climate change’ - UN Summit, 2018
According to Kristalina Georgieva, the CEO of the World Bank, the younger generation must step up and combat climate change. While world leaders meet at the UN summit in Poland, young activists in the UK are working hard and taking significant steps in dealing with the issue.
What is the problem?
The UN Summit on climate change began Monday, December 3 and will continue until December 14 in Katowice, Poland. The summit, made up of 200 nations, seeks to find viable solutions for cutting emissions and combating climate change.
In the UK, the Committee of Climate Change published its 2017 assessment report, stating the gravity of the situation.
The report said: “Climate change is not only a challenge o
London Mayor Sadiq Khan today announced a £600,000 grant from website to help charities tackle youth violence, shortly after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a flat in Greenwich town centre last Saturday.
Due to the reduction of the police force?
According to the statistics released by the Office for National Statistics, knife crime has surged by 16 per cent in the UK, compared with figure 12 months earlier. Figures from Metropolitan Police showed so far there have been at least 128 violent deaths in London, up from 116 in early 2018. The total of 14,987 knife crimes is among a high of 25,0287 violent offences recorded.
Source: Metropolitan Police
Cressida Dick, the head of Metropolitan Police, said early this year in a hearing that a whole series of social issues contrib
London to get colder as huge blocks of glacial ice arrives along the bank side as a part of an art installation to display the effects of climate change.
Olafur Eliasson confronts Londoner's with the reality of climate change > https://t.co/o6Uh1uTjDz pic.twitter.com/VdYsGNK2Ui
— It's Nice That (@itsnicethat) 9 December 2018
Olafur Eliasson, Icelandic-Danish artist known for his sculptures and large-scale art installations along with leading geologist Minik Rosing, is bringing 24 giant blocks of ice as a part of an ice-watch installation at Tate Modern, London. The installation, which follows its iterations in Copenhagen and Paris, will serve as a primary reminder of the impact of climate change on the world at large.
Glacial ice astray - why are these blocks of ice appeari