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All non-essential businesses and storefronts were ordered to shut down on November 5 ahead of another month-long lockdown. While most shops obliged – (although reluctantly), a few small business owners continued to operate during restrictions.
Lauren Sundre*, 27, is a personal trainer in Liverpool who continued to hold gym sessions despite the regional lockdown.
“The main thing that made me continue was the fact that all my clients wanted to carry on. I felt this sense of responsibility to ensure they were able to do so. I felt very strongly of the fact that what I did posed no threat - but actually improved people’s health,” she told Westminster World.
As a newly qualified personal trainer Lauren will not receive any financial support from the go
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
Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development, announced that London will host the first ever global disability summit next year.
The event will be hosted with the International Disability Alliance and the aim is to give those with disabilities ‘‘the opportunity to fulfil their true potential and help their countries prosper’’
During her first speech since becoming International Development Secretary, she announced she will bring together global leaders and technology companies to tackle barriers that prevent people with disabilities from reaching their full potential.
Mordaunt, who was appointed last month following the controversial departure of Priti Patel, said that disability inclusive
A dispute with the government has led to Fire Services striking all over the country. In London, where more strike action could take place, Mayor Boris Johnson has threatened to withhold pay for any firefighter involved. The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is unperturbed and insists the Conservatives must concede before Londoner’s lives are put at risk by further action.
Reporter: Sonal Gupta
Sub editor: Kait Borsay
February saw the FBU fight back against what it interprets as a government U-turn over changes to their pension scheme and retirement age. The union accuses Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt of misleading Parliament in December 2014, when she pushed through plans to raise the retirement age of firefighters in England from 55 to 60 years old and to increase their pension contributio