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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
Stationery company, Paper Chase, receives online backlash over Christmas advertisement

Stationery company, Paper Chase, receives online backlash over Christmas advertisement

Featured, News, UK
Paper Chase, a favourite among the UK public for Christmas gift shopping and wrapping papers, recently faced some negative feedback from customers on Twitter over their promotional partnership with the Daily Mail. https://twitter.com/StopFundingHate/status/931804462401892352 The stationery company expressed regret and promised to review all customer feedback. https://twitter.com/FromPaperchase/status/931885424909398016 What followed was a massive wave of people expressing their disappointment-- some saying they would revoke customer loyalty by switching to different brands. https://twitter.com/ljmgordon/status/931903523264057344 https://twitter.com/LucyTheSingerUK/status/931914774614507520 https://twitter.com/lotusflowerldn/status/931843211219427328 #StopFundingHate, a hash...
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