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Can’t afford it? Rent it!

Can’t afford it? Rent it!

Fashion, News, UK
Streetwear fashion can now be rented in London. Can’t afford that luxurious handbag? No problem! The Drop is here for you. A fashion stylist opened a pop up store in Westfield London renting affordable designer goods. Alize Demange of The Drop believes this is how people will get new clothing in the future. Demange told the BBC that "It might seem strange, but it could be something that becomes part of our everyday lives. An bag you might want to wear for a week but not want to invest all the money into buying it." The Drop offers clothes from well known brands such as Coach, House of Holland, Axel Arigato and Dirty South. T-Shirts can be rented for less than £10. If you want to feel a little special, you can go for a Marques Almeida jacket - worth over £1000 - for £200. https
Be careful, don’t die this winter

Be careful, don’t die this winter

News, UK
  Last winter (2017/2018) had the highest figure of excess winter deaths (EWD) with an estimated amount of 50,100 across England and Wales, the highest number since 1976. Respiratory diseases were accounted for more than a third of the deaths (34.7%), data revealed. Data provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that, in comparison with recent winters, the number of excess deaths in 2017 to 2018 were 45.1% higher than that in 2016/2017, and it was doubled more than the number in the winter of 2015/2016. The former last EWD peak was in 2014/2015, however, last winter surpassed that with about 6,000 deaths. Nick Stripe, the Head of Health Analysis and Life Events at the ONS, said the main strain of flu, and low winter temperatures could be the reasons for ...
Voice of London news debrief vol. 4

Voice of London news debrief vol. 4

Health, News, Podcasts
https://soundcloud.com/user-694631609/voice-of-london-30-november Some stories you may have missed, Is the world heading for an insulin shortage?  New data has shown that with the rise in the number of people being diagnosed with type two diabetes the insulin industry may not be able to keep up. https://twitter.com/ncb000gt/status/1066302362778771457 2. The records of 500 million customers of the hotel group Marriott International have been hacked. This information includes their names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and passport numbers. https://twitter.com/dcuthbert/status/1068488626110111744 3.Two London thieves have stolen a poppy tin in a London hotel in what police have described as a “despicable act”. 4.Planning a trip to see Santa in Lapland? D
Met police considers armed patrols to stop gang violence

Met police considers armed patrols to stop gang violence

Featured, News, UK
The Metropolitan Police could be deploying armed foot patrols in London areas where “gang activity is likely” to prevent violence. Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, told the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee on Thursday that armed officers could take a “short foot patrol” during “extreme circumstances” to deal with serious outbreaks of violence. She added that the practice would not be routine. Instead, it would only be done in “unusual circumstances” when the threat of gang violence is “imminent”. The patrols would be carried out by officers from armed response vehicles that routinely patrol London and they would provide support to neighborhood police and specialist teams. Ms. Dick said that armed officers were “already” getting out of this vehicles to sup
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