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Protesters prepare for Donald Trump’s UK visit

Protesters prepare for Donald Trump’s UK visit

Activism, culture, Politics, Society, UK
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Loriane Jacquemart President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to the UK promises to bring chaos to the capital, even though he’s spending just one day there. Protesters have promised “a carnival of resistance” with organisers declaring that smaller protests would be taking place throughout the country, controlled by smaller, uncoordinated groups who have “taken on a life of their own”. Meanwhile, The Police Federation has warned that the visit will impose “unquestionable pressure” on police officers as they strive to maintain peace and security among the protests. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has defended the right to protest, provided the demonstrations are peaceful. This defence includes approval for a giant blimp which portrays the presid
Three hospitalised after drive-by shooting in Leyton

Three hospitalised after drive-by shooting in Leyton

Breaking News, News, Society, UK, UK
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Three men have been hospitalised after a violent incident in Leyton last night. Two are being treated for gunshot injuries, while a third has suffered a broken leg after a car was driven at him. Emergency services were called to Lea Bridge Road in Leyton at 2:30AM last night, and discovered the suspects had fled in a silver car. One gunshot victim is in his 40s, while the other two men are in their mid 20s. Their age matches an increasing trend of violent crime among young Londoners, especially males. The rise in violent crime has been significant enough that London’s murder rate has surpassed New York’s for the first time in decades.The latest figures from the Metropolitan Police show that an estimated 70 people were killed on
David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

News, Politics, UK, UK, World
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Dave Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary. The move comes as a protest against the government’s vision for the policy, which he said “will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.” Dacis' resignation comes just weeks before the deadline for the EU and Theresa May’s government to agree on the terms of Brexit. Last week, the Prime Minister’s cabinet agreed upon a plan which would see the UK closely tied to Brussels - more closely than many hard-line Brexiteers would have liked. The plan involved agreeing to EU regulations on agriculture and industry, thereby achieving a free trade area with the bloc, as well as striving towards a “combined customs territory”. It was positively received

Slam Dunk Festival returns with the greatest lineup

Entertainment, Music, News
Slam Dunk returns with one of the best lineups ever! In the biggest line-up to date, Slam Dunk Festival 2018 is set to play host to an unparalleled exhibition of pop-punk movers and shakers as it welcomes blistering performances from co-headliners Good Charlotte and Jimmy Eat World, reunion exclusives from Thursday (UK exclusive) and The Audition (Worldwide exclusive) as well as highly anticipated sets from the likes of Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, PVRIS, Taking Back Sunday, Creeper, Every Time I Die, Sleeping With Sirens and many more.  Three days of pure live music begin in Leeds at Millennium Square on Saturday 26th May before heading to South to Hatfield Park on 27th May. The Midlands closes the festival in Birmingham NEC on Monday 28th May. Facebook - ht
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