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As Europe’s Refugee Crisis Deepens, What’s London’s Response?

As Europe’s Refugee Crisis Deepens, What’s London’s Response?

News, UK, World
The refugee crisis is spiraling out of control across Europe but Britain is still not feeling the pressure. In September thousands of activists marched through central London to let refugees know that they’re welcome in the UK. As a result, prime minister David Cameron agreed to accept up to 20,000 asylum-seekers over the next five years but as the crisis keeps getting worse, what more can be done? Words: Mariya Savova, Subeditor: Corey Armishaw This year marked the fourth anniversary of the start of the Syrian armed conflict. What began as massive anti-government protests in March 2011 soon escalated into a bloody civil war, causing the death of more than 250,000 Syrian men, women and children, with the death toll rising every day. The war forced millions to flee their homes and seek
New UK Passport Criticized For Lacking On Women Representation

New UK Passport Criticized For Lacking On Women Representation

News, UK
Document includes seven men and only two women, being called a "good representation" of UK’s cultural figures   Passport's new design being launched at Shakespeare’s Globe theater. Source: Home Office Words: Natalia Branco Sub-Editor: Corey Armishaw   The new UK passport has been criticized over its little representation of women, after being released on Tuesday. The passport includes pictures of artists and cultural figures from the last 500 years and displays only Architect Elizabeth Scott and computer programmer Ada Lovelace, while having seven men throughout its pages. In a press conference Mark Thomson, director general at the Passport Office, declared the new passport included a “good representation” of British artists and innovators. Thomson
Best of Netflix’s November Streams

Best of Netflix’s November Streams

Film & TV
Do you miss your Halloween movies and shows? Dreading the thought of watching Christmas themed movies and TV series? Don’t be upset, it’s November, and Netflix has got huge line of new shows premiering. Here are five shows I recommend watching this November that will leave you praising Netflix. Words: Jason John, Subeditor: Lauren Burgess It’s November, the middle month for all things related to autumn and winter. Fun things happen in November: Guy Fawkes Night where we witness dazzling fireworks, Thanksgiving for American audiences where we remember to be thankful for what we have and have been given this year, and finally Black Friday sales which have been recently introduced here in the UK; so be prepared for those crazy shopping sprees. However, if you’re the type of person who hat
Access To Everyone’s Browsing History To Be Granted for Police

Access To Everyone’s Browsing History To Be Granted for Police

News, UK
Plans to give police access to all UK internet users browsing history are expected to be announced this Wednesday. Words: Corey Armishaw Sub Editor: Daisy Greenway A new surveillance bill would make it a legal requirement for all telecoms and internet service providers to store all customers browsing history for 12 months, according to reports. Dubbed a revival of the so-called “Snooper’s Charter” (which was shelved after opposition from the Liberal Democrats during the coalition), the new bill would allow authorities to access specific web addresses people had visited. However, approval from a judge would be required to view the content of the websites, emails and social media messages. Unlike the shelved communications bill, which would have required the storing of phone, ema
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