A News Article by Zara Garrido Jimenez The Queen’s death has made many locals reflect on how London treats its citizens. Gun salutes in Hyde Park, bells ringing throughout the country, flags flying at half-mast, and the gathering of hundreds of thousands of people to pay their tributes to the Queen is something many would expect after the death of the monarch, but what many didn’t … Continue reading The Death of Queen Elisabeth’s II shows London’s true colors
When Brexit was officially confirmed in 2016, especially the young generation became worried about their future. The British student Cicely Hedges-Robinson (21) is currently studying in Amsterdam and considering to follow a masters degree there as well. However, Brexit could thwart her plan. Text and photos by Julia Pulm Cicely grew up in the south of England. Moving from the countryside to Birmingham, she finally … Continue reading Bye-bye, Europe…
By Ronny Taferner Even in liberal cities like London, homophobia is still a thing. According to London police the number of reported crimes against homosexuals had doubled over the last five years. Last year, more than 13.000 reports were made, the number of unreported crimes is expected to be much higher. Our reporter Ronny talked to Londoners to ask them how they experience homophobia and … Continue reading “I don’t think we’re safe anywhere”
By Natasha Jahanshahi Package free shops are popping up all over London. The Zero Waste movement is growing in the city as more and more people are trying to reduce their waste – or live completely waste free. Whenever Alex Furey leaves his flat in south London he makes sure to pack a few essentials in his bag; a reusable coffee cup, a wooden cutlery … Continue reading “We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”
By Iraide Ibarrondo Extinction Rebellion is an environmental group that has become famous over the last months for its non-stop and pacific civil disobedience protests. In London 1309 activists have already been arrested. Their main goal is to make the government take immediate action on the Climate and Ecological emergency. XR is active in 72 countries all around the world and has 485 groups across … Continue reading Who are the rebels fighting extinction?
Written by Fleur Withagen and Romy Caverlé Residents in Notting Hill want tourists to stop making Instagram pictures in front of their door steps. According to the residents, they make a lot of noise and don’t show any respect for the residents. For example, they open the gates in their front yard without asking and they don’t just make one picture: these influencers organise whole … Continue reading Influencers annoy residents in Notting Hill for the perfect Instagram feed
Written by Chirine Aboussaad The United Kingdom and Europe have been obsessed with the impending Brexit ever since the referendum back in 2016. The United Kingdom was set to leave the European Union on March 29th, they didn’t. Brexit’s leave voters are fed up and used the original Brexit date to demonstrate on Parliament Square. LONDON, 29 March 2019 – The area around Westminster Abbey … Continue reading “They’re traitors”: Brexit’s leave voters frustrated with parliament’s lack of action
By Esmee Bakker Saturday March 23 the people’s vote march took place in London. The protesters marched for a people’s vote where they want to have a final say about Brexit. Our reporter Esmee was there to capture the people and the atmosphere in her photographs. Continue reading People’s vote march London