LSBU Journalists

YOUNGSTERS TAKE THEIR FAITHFUL STEP

The parish churches was proud of the confirmation youth team, as they took their faithful step, participating in key roles in the church. On Sunday 21st November, at St. John Vianney catholic church, Clayhall, the confirmation youth team participated in major roles during the Holy mass. It was a very special day as it was the feast of Christ the King. These youth members from two parishes, St. Joh...

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UNHAPPY STUDENTS SLAMS QMUL ACCOMMODATION

Students out of London, who had hopes to study in QMUL are disappointed with the accommodation facilities Students from out of London, are disappointed with the accommodation facilities in QMUL. Instead of residing in the student accommodation, they decided to stay at a landlord’s house and pay rent. Students are astonished about the vast amount of complaints, stating that the rent is too ex...

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AMAZON STOPS ACCEPTING VISA CREDIT CARDS NEXT YEAR

AMAZON STOPS ACCEPTING VISA CREDIT CARDS NEXT YEAR

UK Visa credit cards no longer accepted due to high processing payment costs. The retail company apologized to its customers in an email on Wednesday 17th November and urged them to change their default payment method before 19th January 2022. Amazon also offered to affected Prime customers £20 off their next purchase and £10 to those who have Visa cards as their default or only payment method on ...

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Amazon To Stop Accepting UK Visa Credit Cards From January

Amazon will no longer accept Visa credit cards issued in the UK from January 19, 2022, due to the high cost of processing payments. The retail giant apologized to its customers in an email on Wednesday 17th November, asking them to change their default payment method. Amazon also offered to affected Prime customers £20 off their next purchase and £10 to those who have Visa cards as their default o...

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St Albans Action for Homeless Soup Runs

A charity worker explains what he is doing to combat homelessness in St Albans as COVID support dwells and temperatures are set to go below zero Homelessness is an issue in every single city in the UK, rising and falling every year. Luckily there are numerous charities that help homeless people in a variety of ways. St Albans Action for Homeless is a local charity that runs soup runs every Friday ...

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Difficulties with Online Learning

Online learning was a challenge for many students in the UK Online learning was a massive struggle for students at LSBU, as well as across the UK. Almost all universities and schools used some form of online learning whether it was Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet. Shamnaz, a LSBU said: “I think we all worsened our learning” and it was “easier to concentrate if it was in person.” Similarly, Am...

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ESKIMO DANCE 2021 / HALLOWEEN EDITION

ESKIMO DANCE 2021 / HALLOWEEN EDITION

Raw grime music and surreal visual experience? Try Eskimo Dance. ESKIMO DANCE is, without a doubt, one of the most famous UK underground events that lay the foundations of early 2000s grime, aiming to bring all the scene members under one roof to create unforgettable music and visual experience. Re-established in 2012, the event regularly takes place in both England and the Netherlands as a part o...

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NCT 127 Cupsleeve Event at the Alley

A fan tells me her experiences at a NCT 127 cupsleeve event at the Alley  A NCT 127 fan group held a cupsleeve event at the Alley in London last Saturday. NCT 127 is a nine member K-pop group under SM Entertainment who recently had a comeback on 25 October with the music video and album titled Favourite. Along with a cupsleeve, other free gifts were given to fans, such as photocards, a bookma...

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Experiences of Inadequate Accommodation at LSBU

Students at LSBU have experienced maintenance issues at their accommodation mainly in the bathroom Students have accused LSBU of misleading them over the poor quality of their accommodation. Students are given a window to add additional defects to the inventory. The receptionist said: During “moving week” the main accommodation “issues [were those] that weren’t flagged.” They had “zero” complaints...

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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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Could last night’s Brit Awards be a teaser of what to expect from June 21st?

The 41st Brit Awards ceremony took place last night, as it marked the first non-socially distanced event to take place at the 02 Arena since the pandemic hit the UK early last year. The event was a pilot run through for what to expect when arenas can open nationwide next month, there was no need for masks or social distancing but the event-goers just had to prove they had two negative COVID test f...

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2000s fashion is back… Please don’t let these trends return

The phrase “what goes around, comes back around” is what my mother often tells me when she is warning me about boys, but she has never once warned me about how what goes around in fashion will always come back around in fashion… and I hope that these trends do not come back around, unlike the boys that my mum warns me about.   The first Y2K trend that I hope is not on itR...

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Hot Girl hairstyles for this Hot Girl Summer

Hot Girl Summer is coming in fast now, with June 21st only being around the corner, so it is time that we start practicing our hairstyling skills just in time for summer. The first easy Hot Girl hairstyle that is everywhere at the moment is the slick back spikey bun. The slick bun was a huge trend in the early 2000s so of course it has returned in full force. Bella Hadid has been the face of the t...

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