Rough sleeping in the cold

At this time of year, with temperatures dropping and snow falling on the streets, the first thought on many people’s minds will be those that are homeless. The latest statistics on homelessness have revealed that the number in London has increased the sixth year in a row, and with temperatures dropping below zero, many are […]

Sexual Harassment in schools is rising

The recently released 2017 Girls’ Attitudes Survey by Girlguiding UK, found that 64% of girls aged 13-21 experienced sexual harassment in school, compared to 59% in 2014. The survey also found that in 2017, the number of girls experiencing sexual taunts in school increased from 37% to 41%. Frequent unwanted attention rose from 14% to […]

5 dishes you need to try during Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is celebrated around the world today. While London expects a record number of visitors from China, we want to take a look at the most popular Chinese dishes. Dumplings Probably one of the most famous dishes from China. What most people probably do not know though is that Dumplings have a 1,800 […]

London renews its love affair with gin

Thank the Lord Dry January is over. The bleakest month of the year. But if you’re already dreaming of World Gin Day in June (and really, who can blame you?), here’s something that could perk you up. London is in the midst of hosting a gin festival that has live music, food and the most […]

Three Billboards keep focus on Grenfell alive

“71 dead”, “And still no arrests”, “How come?”. Three Billboards paraded through the city and parked in front of Westminster yesterday. The protest was organised by the campaigners from Justice 4 Grenfell. The campaigners want to keep this tragedy on top of the political agenda. Moyra from Justice 4 Grenfell says that “by such actions […]

Emergency homeless shelters open across city as temperatures plummet

Last week, London mayor Sadiq Khan opened emergency homeless shelters as temperatures decrease in the capital. However, due to the increasing number of rough sleepers in the capital, many of them still struggle to find a place to sleep. There has been a 73 percent increase over the last three years, according to government data […]

Church of England rethinks stance on same-sex marriage

The Church of England’s governing body is rethinking a report which supports traditional teaching on same-sex marriage. The report, written by Church of England Bishops, called for a “culture of welcome and support” for gay couples. However, it did not change the teaching that marriage is a life-long commitment between a man and a woman. […]