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Owning an apartment in London – not as surreal as you might think

Owning an apartment in London – not as surreal as you might think

Society
Have you ever dreamed about buying an apartment in London? Follow these advise steps from a first-time buyer. It comes as no surprise that London is one of the most expensive cities to live in worldwide. Rent prices in zone 1-3 alone are sky high, and some people can only dream of becoming a homeowner anytime soon. While apartment hunting, we all look for comfort, affordability, safety and good travel connections. But it seems extremely tough to find a place to settle down. The Voice of London has some good news: the idea of becoming an apartment owner in London might in fact not be as far from reality as you might think.   Overall, London house prices have fallen for the first time after the financial crisis in 2009, according to the latest Nationwide reports. As reporte...
Are we all a product of our postcode?

Are we all a product of our postcode?

Society
From Whitechapel to Westminster: Gary Hutton, the Founder and CEO of the charity ‘Product of a Postcode’, exclusively shares his personal story, growing as a street-kid in Tower Hamlets. The story reveals a personal journey of crime, danger, and self- transformation; starting in Chicksand Estate in Brick Lane, and ending last Monday, October 16th, in the House of Parliament. “My anger started from this day,” Gary stated, as he was standing in the exact same spot where 42 years earlier he watched his mum’s coffin being carried. The tremendous confusion of a seven-year-old boy, walking out of school, not knowing he’s about to attend his mum’s funeral, stays with him to this day. Gary’s mum died at the young age of 41 to leukaemia, leaving behind 11 kids. That day, they lost not onl
London-based charity receives £100k to help women with criminal record get back into the job market

London-based charity receives £100k to help women with criminal record get back into the job market

Society
Islington-based charity Working Chance has been given a £117k three-year grant to fund a new trainee recruitment consultant and expand its activities across London. Working Chance is the only charity of its kind in the UK. It works as a recruitment agency for women with criminal records, as well as young women care leavers. The grant comes from the City Bridge Trust, London’s largest independent grant-maker, and should be directed to another woman who left the criminal justice system to become a  new member supporting women in the charity. CEO Jocelyn Hillman OBE commented: “We are often the only place these women can turn to for help with finding a job and becoming financially independent. This grant will mean we can continue to support marginalised women to cross the social divi
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