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TFL PRONE TO COLLAPSE AND BANKRUPTCY?

TFL PRONE TO COLLAPSE AND BANKRUPTCY?

Ever since a fall in passengers due to the pandemic, the London travel system has struggled to keep itself afloat without short-term support packages from the government. The most recent package was extended to this Friday whilst the government is in emergency negotiations. Without this extra funding, TfL could be prone to collapse and bankruptcy […] 00

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STORM EUNICE WREAKS HAVOC ON TRAVEL

STORM EUNICE WREAKS HAVOC ON TRAVEL

Well, we’ve had quite the weekend after Storm Eunice struck the UK shocking all. However, it did not end there – another storm dubbed Franklin came soon after [timestamp is from 5:00 to 7:12] 00

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MINISTERS ADVISE AGAINST TRAVELLING TO AMBER LIST COUNTRIES

MINISTERS ADVISE AGAINST TRAVELLING TO AMBER LIST COUNTRIES

The transport secretary has echoed the Prime Minister’s guidance on the travel traffic light system for plans to go overseas. Grant Shapps, transport secretary, has told BBC Breakfast: “The guidance is not to. We’ve said you should only go to amber countries in exceptional circumstances.” Similarly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that you should not be going to an amber country for any reas...

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19TH OF MAY BULLETINS

With travel finally becoming legal, there have been conflicting statements regarding the rules when visiting countries. Ambassadors from the EU will discuss later on if vaccinated British tourists can visit with no restrictions. However, there still may be restrictions as many EU countries are on the ‘amber’ list […] 00

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ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL COULD CLOSE AFTER LACK OF TOURISTS

ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL COULD CLOSE AFTER LACK OF TOURISTS

Lockdown has made the prospects of St Paul’s Cathedral closing forever a more likely future for the cultural powerhouse. The iconic Anglican church currently faces complete closure due to reduced ticket sales. A lack of tourists due to COVID-19 restrictions has made it so yearly running costs cannot be met, even with extra government funds put in place. According to the BBC, the government’s cultu...

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BRICK LANE CAMPAIGN HITS SUCCESS WITH DEVELOPMENT DEFERRAL

BRICK LANE CAMPAIGN HITS SUCCESS WITH DEVELOPMENT DEFERRAL

Yesterday the Tower Hamlets council voted collectively to DEFER the Brick Lane redevelopment proposal after a hard-fought battle with locals and activists. After a meeting with the Development Committee of Tower Hamlets, the proposal to redevelop Truman Brewery into a five-story office building and shopping centre was deferred […] 00

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STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SAY NEW A LEVELS HAVE “HIT THEM HARD”

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SAY NEW A LEVELS HAVE “HIT THEM HARD”

A major reform hit A-level syllabuses nationwide in 2015 when all subjects were forced to give final exams to students after two years rather than grades based on different module assessments. Teachers and students say these changes have put them under far too much pressure.  The changes made to the a-levels examination officially began in September 2015 where they were made linear with stude...

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Students and teachers say new A Levels have “hit them hard”

A major reform hit A-level syllabuses nationwide in 2015 when all subjects were forced to give final exams to students after two years rather than grades based on different module assessments. Teachers and students say these changes have put them under far too much pressure.  The changes made to the a-levels examination officially began in September 2015 where they were made linear with stude...

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SICARIA SOUND: A HOBBY TRANSFORMED INTO A CAREER

SICARIA SOUND: A HOBBY TRANSFORMED INTO A CAREER

DJ duo Sicaria Sound reveals how they transformed their lifelong passion from a hobby into a career regardless of the hardships they faced as they became young adults. I met the duo before a gig on Friday the 29th of November where they happily told me about their tough past and the non-linear path they took to get where they are now. The two met at university at the back of a lecture hall where N...

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THE DANGERS OF LIMITING YOUNG PEOPLE

THE DANGERS OF LIMITING YOUNG PEOPLE

The chairman of the ‘Rio Ferdinand Foundation’ discussed the dangers of limiting young people in their careers and refusing stereotypes. Bintou Crookes Martin, the chairman of the ‘Rio Ferdinand Foundation’, spoke passionately about South London communities and stressed the importance of not limiting career choices because of imagination. She said: “[Young people] oft...

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The Dangers of Limiting Young People

The chairman of the ‘Rio Ferdinand Foundation’ discussed the dangers of limiting young people in their careers and refusing stereotypes. Bintou Crookes Martin, the chairman of the ‘Rio Ferdinand Foundation’, spoke passionately about South London communities and stressed the importance of not limiting career choices because of imagination. She said: “[Young people] oft...

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YOUNG BOY IS SPONSORED TO TRAIN FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES BY LOCAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER

YOUNG BOY IS SPONSORED TO TRAIN FOR THE PARALYMPIC GAMES BY LOCAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER

Ruben, a 12-year-old, has received a £500 sponsor from the company Redrow to help fund his wheelchair tennis training. Kent-based Ruben was born with congenital talipes equinovarus (also known as clubfeet) and has recently had both of his feet removed after not being able to position them properly without pain. His passion started after his parents discovered wheelchair tennis in 2018 after realis...

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Young boy is sponsored to train for the Paralympic Games by local property developer.

Ruben, a 12-year-old, has received a £500 sponsor from the company Redrow to help fund his wheelchair tennis training. Kent-based Ruben was born with congenital talipes equinovarus (also known as clubfeet) and has recently had both of his feet removed after not being able to position them properly without pain. His passion started after his parents discovered wheelchair tennis in 2018 after realis...

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HEART DISEASE CHARITY CALLS FOR MORE HELP FUNDRAISING

HEART DISEASE CHARITY CALLS FOR MORE HELP FUNDRAISING

A teenager diagnosed with heart disease has called for more help fundraising for a charity that tackles the disease. Sonea Hodgson has requested members to help her fundraise from the local place of Woolwich and surrounding areas for the British Heart Foundation.  Fundraising events planned by her such as quiz nights and walks “will help to fund life-saving research, which could lead to bette...

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Heart Disease Charity Calls for More Help Fundraising

A teenager diagnosed with a heart disease has called for more help fundraising for a charity which tackles the disease. Sonea Hodgson has requested members to help her fundraise from the local place of Woolwich and surrounding areas for the British Heart Foundation.  Fundraising events planned by her such as quiz nights and walks “will help to fund life saving research, which could lead to be...

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