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EXCLUSIVE: Dropping your fags is costing you thousands

EXCLUSIVE: Dropping your fags is costing you thousands

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The Voice of London has obtained exclusive information around on the spot littering fines. The £80 fines are often handed out to unsuspecting smokers who drop the ends of their cigarettes onto the floor. North West London in particular has seen a steady increase in these fines over the past few years after they were introduced to try and change attitudes towards smoking after the 2007 smoking ban. It was announced in October that On-The-Spot littering fines are to be increased, almost doubling to £150 by the end of 2018. However figures obtained today by the Voice of London prove that councils are already making money from these fines. Last year, Brent Council issued 4146 fines, a total of over £330,000. 218 were issued for “smoking related” litter. "Educate people befor
What would you do for £1million?

What would you do for £1million?

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For working Londoners, £1million seems a dream that is not even comprehendible. The average salary in the UK is £27,531, with the average in London being £48,023. However, although these numbers seem fair and liveable, the extortionate rent in London makes that fact otherwise. The average price for a one bedroom flat in London is roughly around £1,133 every month, which according to CITY A.M. means that the under 25s of the city are spending just over 60% of their entire wages on rent. This makes London the only city in the UK that spends more than half of what they earn on rent. With £1million in the bank you’d pretty much be set for a stress-free life, with even the opportunity to invest in your own career and business. But, what would people do to cop £1million? According
Creatives and The City

Creatives and The City

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A thought all millennials have had- living in the city makes you more creative. City life seems magical from afar; with artists on every corner, and musicians on every pub bench. But does that mean cities make you more creative, and what exactly is the relationship between the industry pros and the city? Fine Art student at Central Saint Martins in London, Miriam Klan, says “I don’t think the city is necessarily a creative place. But, when taken into account the fact that most of us move here from basically a no name town, that sense of freedom can be the catalyst that strikes creativity; Especially with all the culture you have here, architecture has a lot to do with that sense of grand freedom I think.” Many online personalities, such as Los Angeles based YouTuber, Meghan Hug
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