A new study published by the British Medical Journal found that under-16s are at the highest risk of getting stabbed on their way home from school. “The period immediately after school accounts for a large proportion of [stabbing] incidents in children, and these predominantly occur close to home and school,” said the report led by Paul Vulliamy from the Centre for Trauma Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. This research follows a week of violence in London. At least five people have been stabbed to death in London this week. On Monday evening a 16-year-old was stabbed to death in front of his parents, with friends describing him as “bubbly” and “polite”. The BMJ wrote that the highest frequency of stabbings on under 16-year-olds occurred between 4 pm and 6 pm and within 5km
More than a 100,000 people are expected to take part in the People’s Vote March for the Future this Saturday 20 October to demand a final vote on Brexit. The protest centres around the issue that people did not sign up for a bad deal when they voted in 2016. They are demanding a final referendum before the current Brexit situation accelerates any further. The Independent’s Final Say campaign is collaborating with the People’s Vote March to make the event “the most important protest of our generation”, according to their website. The event has already been backed by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London in his latest tweet. https://twitter.com/SadiqKhan/status/1053188980907393025 Deborah Meaden, businesswoman has also endorsed the protest through her social media encouraging #PeoplesVo
Words: Lavinia Petrucci | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith U2 have decided to celebrate their Global Icon award with a free performance for MTV Presents Trafalgar Square. Part of the performance will be broadcast during the EMAs this Sunday. The Europe Music Awards will be in London this Sunday. The show always features a live performance from a landmark of the city hosting the awards and this year U2 will be performing in Trafalgar Square for 7,000 people. The band will be honoured with the global icon award during the ceremony, which will be held at the SSE Arena in Wembley. Previous recipients of the award include Queen (2011), Eminem (2013) and Whitney Houston (2012). Their performance will be this Saturday and is free to attend. Tickets for this exclusive event have to be won thr...
I spoke to one young Londoner striving to give young people a voice on issues surrounding the environment. Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub-Editor: Jack Cummings In light of the recent US Presidential election, fear has spread across the globe about the fate of our planet. Donald Trump has been vocal about his views on the global warming crisis for years on social media, tweeting controversial statements like “Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXTERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet!”. Despite what Trump believes, 97 percent of scientists have agreed that humans are responsible for climate change and that it’s a very real threat to our planet. With air pollution being one of the main culprits for global warming, focus has recently shifted to Lon