LONDON is experiencing a rise in violent crime, with 100 suspected murders in the capital since the start of the year. It meant, for the first time, that London's homicide rate momentarily overtook that of New York which has the virtually same population numbers. What is London's murder rate and when did it overtake New York? The London murder rate has hit 131 in 2018 so far. The latest killing was a man who was shot dead in Enfield on December 18. There were 116 murders in the capital during the whole of 2017. In that year New York had 286 - but that was its lowest since the 1950s.In 2018, NYC celebrated its first weekend without a murder or shooting in decades. Shootings are down two per cent on 2017. The city recorded 147 murders between January 1 and June 30, police data shows. During the same period London had 70 - less than half.This means that the NYC figures are higher than London. However, at the beginning of 2018 it was reported that the crimewave in the UK capital was … [Read more...] about London murder rate 2018 – how many murders have there been so far & which city has the world’s highest murder rate?
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A Labour councillor who made headlines as a professional whip-cracking dominatrix has been suspended by her party for saying Zionists 'quashed the truth about their collaboration with Nazis'. Margaret Corvid, a member of Plymouth City Council, is being investigated for anti-Semitism after allegations made against her in a blog post by researcher David Collier. Her comments were made in 2007 about a play called Perdition about Zionist-Nazi relations during the Second World War. Margaret Corvid (pictured), a member of Plymouth City Council, is being investigated for anti-Semitism after allegations made against her in a blog post by researcher David Collier Her comments were made in 2007 about a play called Perdition about Zionist-Nazi relations during the Second World War Ms Corvid, who is Jewish, was previously called Esther Sassaman and was a political activist in Dundee before changing her name and moving to Plymouth in 2015. Mr Collier's blog says she left the … [Read more...] about Dominatrix Labour councillor faces the boot for anti-Semitic slur: Former sex worker is suspended after saying Zionists ‘quashed the truth about collaboration with Nazis’
The camp outside of the city of Velika Kladusa in Bosnia and Herzegovina is growing every day. Its inhabitants: men, women, and children taking the new Balkan route as refugees in search of safety and security in Europe. Here their lodgings consist of improvised tents at best, but more often than not, the only "roof" over their heads is a thin plastic tarp supported by sticks. When it rains, the camp gets particularly bad: wet tents and mud everywhere. "This is not a refugee camp," Kasim from Pakistan said. "It was good in Serbia. We had food and received clothing and good tents there. Here, we have nothing." Changed route The former "Balkan route" used to lead from Greece through Macedonia and Serbia to Croatia or Hungary. Since early 2018, however, there has been a new route. Because the Serbian border with EU countries is practically impassable now, refugees are trying to reach Croatia via Bosnia and Herzegovina instead. They are currently concentrated in two … [Read more...] about Refugees on new Balkan route stuck in limbo
REAL MADRID are lining up a January bid for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - and plan to offer Luka Jovic in a swap deal. The Gunners could be persuaded to sell the Gabon frontman, 30, in January as he will be worth much less next summer when he only has a year left on his contract. And Real president Florentino Perez has come up with a plan to offer 21-year-old Serbia striker Jovic and cash to land Aubameyang. Aubameyang has already scored 12 goals for the Gunners in all competition. Follow our ARSENAL LIVE BLOG as the Gunners hunt for Emery's replacement But he has grown frustrated at the direction of the club - managerless since Unai Emery was sacked.Fans were also unhappy with him when he decided to leave the pitch during the Brighton defeat to have a toilet break, accusing him of a lack of professionalism. Duncan Castles' Transfer Window Podcast claim Madrid will try and tempt Arsenal with their player-plus-cash deal when the January window opens.But Perez will have to … [Read more...] about Real Madrid target Arsenal ace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in swap transfer – and could use Luka Jovic as bait
Ethics is a hard sell for Primark but City still rates fast-fashion pioneer a bargain When mighty Primark opened in Germany, it had high hopes its bargain prices would be irresistible to frugal Teutonic shoppers. They were – and people travelled from all over to shop in Bremen and Frankfurt. A decade on, Primark is being made a pariah by a new generation of socially and environmentally conscious Germans. George Weston, chief executive of parent company Associated British Foods (ABF), claims his problems there are merely of perception: “We haven’t done a good enough job of correcting misconceptions for the supply chain ethics and the sustainability credentials of this business,” he told City... … [Read more...] about Can fast-fashion pioneer Primark survive the growing demand for ethical clothing?