While many restaurants and eateries remain closed following government guidelines, some outdoor food markets offer London foodies a bounty of good food, keeping you eating well and remaining safe during lockdown. Maltby Street Market stays open during lockdown. (Photo by Hai Anh Vu) As Coronavirus still rampages throughout Europe, and the United Kingdom recommences with a secondary lockdown, the concern for most communities in London is where and how to enjoy leisure activities within the government guidelines. The customers who arrive to Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey, London, are present not only to pursue light outdoor exercise during the weekend, but also to enjoy delicious meals that are provided by their local eateries. Even during lockdown, street food pur...
The streets of London may be quieter without its usual hustle and bustle but for its buskers, the show must go on so they could continue to weather the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kaUFBnriWI&feature=youtu.be Video produced by Mengqi Zhang For one busker, Lucy May Walker streams her performances online as one of the many ways to pay rent. “I started live streaming on Facebook and put up a Paypal link. And it felt like I was almost busking but online,” said Lucy, who is also a singer-songwriter. Screenshot of Zoom interview with busker Lucy May Walker. Photo by Mengqi Zhang. Lucy started live streaming on her social media channels when the UK went into its first lockdown on 23 March. England is now into its second lockdown which
For an event which originally began as a something to unite people, Notting Hill Carnival has become something of a controversial event that divides communities. This explainer will focus on the main reasons why the two-day festival has become such contentious event and whether the negative perceptions are justified. https://youtu.be/hq9QzhO9-xU
Gyms are closed. Park are allowed to be visited only with members of your household or alone. It is always more difficult for teenagers to enjoy London after the lockdown that started at the end of March. But fortunately, the UK government has stated that among all the social distancing guidelines introduced to contain the spread of the virus, one form of physical exercise is allowed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIPFypzf1MI A small guide to run London in time of crisis in a safe way. Since the start of the lockdown, many people have chosen to start running. A sport that besides being easy, it does not require special gear, and it is also for teenagers that at the moment cannot play football, rugby, any team sports or going to the gym with friends. It has been confirmed th...
“It is never bad to be prepared for terrorism incidents.” In a bid to protect the UK from terrorism, police are encouraging the public to sign up to an online counter terrorism course. Any member of the public can become a 'CT citizen' through the ACT Awareness eLearning course, which was previously only available to those working in crowded places. The course takes about 45 minutes to complete, with only seven modules. Originally created in partnership with Marks & Spencer for their employees, the online lessons teach people how to spot potential terrorism behaviour and what to do in the event of an attack. In a statement, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, Senior National Coordinator for Protective Security said: “The festive period is obviously a very busy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2JcWZiqbSU&feature=youtu.be One of the methods to resolve homelessness is charity donation, which some people are skeptical about due to lack of evidence on their effectiveness. The World's Big Sleep Out is the latest event to tackle the issue which has affected the UK for a while. The event was held on the 7th of December in 52 cities around the world, including London, New York, Madrid, New Delhi and Amsterdam. It included collective forces of celebrities, charities and public who united in raising funds for organisations that support homeless people. People's voices range from an ex-homeless person who was able to share his experience and opinion about charity events, to the participants and the organisers of the charity events. All of them
Joseph McCann, 34, gets 33 life sentences with a minimum term of 30 years after being found guilty of a series of rape committed over two weeks in April and May of this year. Mr. Justice Edis, the judge, said: “This was a campaign of rape, violence and abduction.” He also said that McCann had “never expressed a word of regret” during his trial. McCann raped eight people including a 11 year-old boy and a lady aged 71. The 37 charges against him included seven counts of rape and kidnap as well as one count of child rape. It has been reported that on arrest McCann had told the officers: "If you had caught me for the first two, the rest of this wouldn't have happened." Prosecution lauded the bravery of the victims for coming forward and helping others escape McCann. The prosecuti
Westminster World looks into the number of young people affected by crime in London and whether they felt safe living in the capital. The year 2019 in London has been overshadowed by knife crime, an increase in theft around the holidays and sexual crimes on public transportation. More recently the city experienced a terror attack at London Bridge, which has raised the question of personal safety among young Londoners. A survey of over 300 London university students found that 1 in 4 young people has been affected by crime in London this year. These results slightly differ from those gathered in the Youth Voice Survey undertaken by the Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) in January 2019. The MOPAC survey showed that 1 in 10 (about 12 percent) of 8,000 young peop
The counter terrorism police are now offering free online training to the public on how to respond to a terror attack. The award-winning online training course is being made available publicly for the first time and has been put together by Counter Terrorism officials. It is available free of charge for anyone who wants to take part. The training is made up of seven modules that take a few minutes each to complete. The following e-modules are available as part of the course: Introduction to Terrorism Identifying Security Vulnerabilities How to Identify and Respond to Suspicious Behaviour How to Identify and Deal with a Suspicious Item What to do in the Event of a Bomb Threat How to Respond to a Firearms or Weapons Attack Summary and Supporting Materials
As Christmas is rapidly approaching, shoppers are being urged to reconsider buying their annual festive jumper as new survey reveals 12 million jumpers are expected to be bought this Christmas, fuelling micro-plastic crisis. The Christmas jumper is set to become one of the most infamous examples of fast fashion as it is now revealed to be hugely damaging to the environment and adding to the plastic pollution crisis. Growing public interest in eco-shopping and sustainability alongside concerns over fast fashion has raised alarm over the problematic popularity of Christmas jumpers, as new report finds a third of young adults in the UK buy a new festive sweater every year. The survey was published on the 6 December 2019 by the environmental charity, Hubbub, who sample tested 108 Christ...