In the next doorway, 10 steps away, a Romanian man is also injured, recovering from a painful hernia caused by a week’s heavy lifting he did recently at a port, unloading packages from a shipping container. He was employed by someone who stopped his van beside the spot where he was sleeping rough in London and offered £15 a day for the work. He never found out the name of the port or his employer; his injury has prevented him from seeking new work. Because neither of the men are currently eligible for housing or any benefits(pdf), there is a limited amount that outreach workers can do to help them find more secure accommodation; instead they can monitor their welfare and discuss with them the possibility of being given a coach ticket home. … [Read more...] about ‘Every day is a struggle’: rough sleeping on the rise in London
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Le Pen's own popularity rose after he appeared on the French programme L'heure de Verité in 1984, before which he had been virtually boycotted by the French media. Voting intentions for the Front National in the European elections in June that year subsequently doubled, from 3.5% to 7%, and in the election itself the FN scored 11% (2.2m votes). A Figaro-Magazinepoll conducted after the broadcast showed that the proportion of those with a "positive opinion" of Le Pen rose to 13%, and then rose again to 17% by the summer. … [Read more...] about Griffin: Unfair that Question Time was filmed in ‘ethnically cleansed’ London
The typical price of property coming to market in London has slipped to £610,912, down £18,358 on August’s figure of £629,270. Rightmove said the fall had pushed the annual rate for the capital well into negative territory, and that it now stood at -3.2%, the largest year-on-year decrease so far this decade. … [Read more...] about Asking prices for London homes record biggest falls this decade
'Road safety is a priority for Deliveroo and all riders must abide by the rules of the road.' … [Read more...] about Shocking moment ‘hit-and-run’ Deliveroo cyclist ploughs into dog walker on zebra crossing then pedals off while witnesses rally to help her
* * * The guiding spirit of Foxtons remains its founder, Jon Hunt. He is a lean, reined-in man with a strong jaw, a drawling, slightly distant voice, and impatient, whirling hand gestures. “My old man was extremely tough,” he told the website Business Life in a rare interview in 2012. “He was Irish and came to London when he was 13. He was a runner for a legal firm … then he got into the army.” Hunt junior, born in 1953, soon learned to be just as adaptable and self-contained: while his father took up a succession of end-of-empire foreign postings, Hunt was sent to Millfield boarding school in Somerset from the age of seven. He loved Millfield’s emphasis on sport, but left the school at 16. He briefly joined his father’s regiment, the Royal Artillery, then moved on restlessly again, to work on building sites in France, and then back to England, to a job at a small estate agent in Woking. … [Read more...] about Is Foxtons the estate agent London deserves?