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A steakout: protest at Salt Bae’s restaurant unravels a cost-of-living dilemma

A steakout: protest at Salt Bae’s restaurant unravels a cost-of-living dilemma

Breaking News, Politics
Eco-activists, Animal Rebellions, spark a conversation beyond their cause. Image Credits: Animal Rebellion Animal Rebellion, a group of animal and climate justice activists, held a demonstration at Nusr-Et, an upmarket steak restaurant owned by Salt Bae in Knightsbridge. The restaurant has an extravagant menu that serves food items such as a ‘Golden Burger’ for £100, a ‘Golden Giant Tomahawk steak’ for £1,450, among many others. The demonstration's goal aligned with Animal Rebellion’s primary aim to campaign 'plant-based food system and mass rewilding'. The protesters, who were physically removed by the restaurant staff, claimed that the treatment was harsher than the police. The aftermath of the incident created a buzz on social media. While the staggering prices had cr
Downing Street issues strep A warning

Downing Street issues strep A warning

Health, Politics
After eight suspected deaths of children under 15, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has warned the public to be wary of the bacterial disease.  Image credit: Alexander Grey, Unsplash. Downing Street has asked parents to be attentive for group A strep infection symptoms in children. This comes following the eighth death of a primary school child.  The Evening Standard reported a spokesperson of the Prime Minister who said: “The NHS is prepared to deal with situations like this.” He prompted parents with “concerns” to get in touch with NHS.  He was also quick to dismiss any shortages of amoxicillin, the medicine used to treat strep A in children. He said, “It’s important to reassure parents that there is no current shortage as far as we’re aware.” Scarlet
Shelter employees strike while giant homeless statue watches

Shelter employees strike while giant homeless statue watches

Breaking News, Business, Politics, UK news
A dispute over pay has caused more than 600 employees of the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter, to walk out on a 2-weeks long strike. During the same hours, a new statue representing a homeless person was unveiled in front of King’s Cross station. Image Credit: Evening Standard During an industrial action started on Monday 5th of December, Shelter workers said to fear for their own living conditions, as homelessness becomes a real threat due to the insufficient pay rise the management imposed. 3 percent increase is in fact what they received from the company, leaving them unable to face the much higher inflation, calculated at 14 percent. The past few weeks have already seen railway and postal employees taking part in protests related to pay, Shelter workers have now join
A calamitous Christmas for university students as rail strikes surge in the UK

A calamitous Christmas for university students as rail strikes surge in the UK

Breaking News, Politics, Transport
More than 400,000 RMT workers will continue to strike until January 2023, leaving students stranded this Christmas. Harrow-On-The-Hill Underground Station. Photo credit: Tyler Nicholas Many university students are set for a bleak Christmas this year as The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have refused the pay rise offer of 4 percent from train operators. This means that students will struggle to get home to their families this Christmas and may have to spend the holidays alone in their accommodations. RMT General Secretary, Mick Lynch made a statement on the unions decision to turn down the proposition on Sunday. He said: "We have rejected this offer, as it does not meet any of our criteria for securing a settlement on long term job security, a dec...
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
Protestors demand an immediate general election: “The government is criminal”

Protestors demand an immediate general election: “The government is criminal”

Explainers, Politics, UK news, UK Political parties
The People’s Assembly Against Austerity claim Britain is broken. Photo Credit: Xiaoyue Zhang Thousands of people flooded the streets, battling heavy rain, to march from Embankment to Trafalgar Square. https://youtu.be/8YV5-TMNbt8 Video Credit: Xiaoyue Zhang Various unions and organisations such as The NHS, Unison, The Communist League, and the UCL Student Union were a part of the protest demanding to: “Topple the Tories”. Protesters gathered to chant about the difficulties posed by the cost of living crisis, the oncoming recession and the underfunding of the NHS. Photo Credit: Xiaoyue Zhang The NHS continues to struggle with funding cuts with no real term changes made in the budget allocation since 2010. Pamela, a retired GP from NHS SOS: “The NHS is being severe
Qatar 2022 World Cup sparks outrage amongst the public

Qatar 2022 World Cup sparks outrage amongst the public

Politics, Sports
Photo by Rhett Lewis on Unsplash The World Cup is being hosted in Qatar this November and December. However, this has been met with controversy due to Qatar’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights. This is because it is illegal to be homosexual in Qatar, and women cannot go out without being accompanied by their father, husband or brother. Celebrities and sports stars have been outspoken about this, condemning the decision. However, what do the general public think? Westminster World went out in Wembley Park to find out. “I think the slimy behaviour that [Qatar] had to do to even convince FIFA to perform there represents how much dissuasion there is in this country,” Kayla, 23, says. She is referring to the controversy that Qatar had supposedly paid their way to host the Wor
Just Stop Oil protesters block M25, one wails: “I don’t have a future”

Just Stop Oil protesters block M25, one wails: “I don’t have a future”

Breaking News, Climate, Explainers, Politics, Transport
Congestion chaos as activists scale motorway gantries Image credit: Surrey Police Significant sections of the M25 were closed Monday morning after Just Stop Oil protesters climbed gantries along England’s busiest motorway. Just two days after a High Court Order was issued to prevent protests on the M25, activists took to the artery, leaving motorists at a standstill on stretches across London, Surrey and Kent. https://youtu.be/nxlx4aYJgqs Video Credit: Nicholas Dunning Louise, 24, a tearful protester, cried: “I’m here because I don’t have a future.” Cognisant of the divisiveness of the protests, she reasoned: “You’re entitled to hate me but I wish you would direct all that anger and hatred at our government.” Just Stop Oil demanded that the government not issue any new
Empathy and alarm as Channel arrivals soar

Empathy and alarm as Channel arrivals soar

Breaking News, Explainers, News, Politics, UK news
Photo Source: Iran Daily Nearly 1,000 migrants arrived in the UK via the Channel last Saturday while facilities to house migrants are severely overcrowded, it emerged last week. Many Brits welcome these arrivals, while others decry what they see as an illegal circumvention of migration rules. A Dover migration centre was attacked on Sunday. This begs the question of whether or not providing extra accommodation for new arrivals should be a government priority. Jane Shirley, 69, Romford, had a message for the government: "Don't just expect them to turn up on the beach and then cost us millions of pounds to sort that mess out." Jane said that she either wanted the numbers of arrivals reduced, or for a scheme to be put in place for migrants to come to the UK legally. Ot...
Rising cost-of-living disrupts students’ academic life

Rising cost-of-living disrupts students’ academic life

Business, News, Politics, UK news
The continuous rise in living costs is affecting the lives of university students. University of Westminster, Harrow campus/ PC: Emmanuelle Lemoine Students have raised numerous concerns over inflation rates as living costs become burdensome for many. The crisis’s continual impact means that many students are forced to apply for part-time jobs during their studies. University of Westminster students have expressed deep concern about the crisis and the impact that it has had on them. We spoke to two students who financially survive on scholarships and support from family members. Due to inflation, however, the support is no longer sufficient. Charlotte, 21, a television student, is forced to do a 16-hour customer service job to raise extra money for transport and food. She tol