Government response ‘not enough’ to tackle climate change say activists

Tweet Extinction Rebellion and Green Party have criticised the government’s response to climate change saying more needs to be done. The activists protested throughout London for 10 days in April, leaving London at a standstill as trains and roads were blocked. Extinction Rebellion spokesperson Jayne Forbes said: “The government have made no attempt to show they’ve seen there’s an urgency because they’ve fixed a date of 2050. “We’re happy they’re starting to engage with the whole thing but now we have to push them to act.” The government are aiming…

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Extinction Rebellion: 12 years to save the planet

Tweet Climate campaigners known as Extinction Rebellion have been marching and protesting on the streets of London in an effort to raise awareness about rising global temperatures. The protests have been the greatest act of civil disobedience and peaceful protest in decades, but they are for good reason. By 2050 our planet will be at least 1.5 degrees warmer than it is now. We know that 60% of animals have been wiped out since 1970, coral reefs are rapidly fading, and ice sheets are crumbling into the sea. Science tells…

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Brighton Fringe returns for 2019

Tweet The Brighton Fringe festival returns for another month of comedy, art and music by the sea.  Celebrating its 13th instalment as an independent charity,  over 1000 events are set to take place in Brighton between May 3rd and June 2nd, with 30% of all the acts being staged by locally based artistic companies. In 2018, Brighton’s Fringe attracted audiences of over 596,000 people, making it the largest open arts festival in England. Admission for over 200 of the events set to take place at the Brighton Fringe remains free…

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Peacehaven & Telescombe Fc back amongst the silverware

Tweet Peacehaven & Telescombe Football club were two days away from going bust following a run up of outstanding debts totalling to almost sixty thousand pounds. The club, founded in 1923, rich history was close to an abrubt end when the club was forced to turn into a Community owned club in order to raise funds to keep the club afloat. Club commerical director, Mike Bradbury, a Peacehaven local since 2001 described the clubs downfall as: “The club had won the County League a record number of times, and on…

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Meet the people working to tackle knife crime in London

Tweet As more and more youths are being sucked into gang life, Overtime hears from the Communities Against Violence group and Fight For Peace team on trying to prevent knife crime. London has become notorious for knife crime, but there are organizations trying to create stronger communities. Hesketh Benoit, founder of Haringey Communities Against Violence, says that things have changed. “Back in the day, when elders saw fights outside schools- they would try and stop them. 90% of the time they would listen, but that doesn’t happen anymore.”   HCAV is made up of a…

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