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Day: February 4, 2018

How became a millionaire and retired by 28
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How became a millionaire and retired by 28

    A 28-year-old mum-to-be who retired after working for just seven years has shared the secrets of her success. The pregnant blogger, who uses the pen name JP Livingston, amassed a £1.6m ($2.25m) fortune during her short time working for an investment firm. Despite her starting salary and bonus totalling more than £70,000 ($100,000) she insisted most of her savings came from making cut backs in everyday life which she said anyone can do if they want to make money . JP now lives in a tiny 325 sq ft (30 sq m) apartment in New York City with her husband and dog, furnished mostly with second hand furniture. The couple are now looking for a bigger home as they are expecting their first child. The mum-to-be's knack for saving was sparked after her dad gave her a copy of ...
Security concerns raised as Royal helicopter flight details are made public
Featured, United Kingdom

Security concerns raised as Royal helicopter flight details are made public

    Queen Elizabeth II, In a bid to avoid any unforeseen mishap or collision with a drone, full details of the British royal family's helicopter flights have been made public, which in turn has raised a fear of terror attacks, security experts claimed. The flight plans, which include exact time and routes to be taken by the Queen and other royals during their trips, were published by NOTAM - Notice To Airmen a safety alert system managed by UK's air traffic control body. A newsletter from the Civil Aviation Authority further explained the reason behind this latest security move, as per the Mail Online. "For flight safety reasons, the details of Royal helicopter flights are now being published by NOTAM and so will also be depicted on airspace mapping apps," read a newsl...
May told she must deliver clean Brexit to keep party…
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May told she must deliver clean Brexit to keep party…

    Theresa May must defy Chancellor Philip Hammond and deliver a “clean Brexit” if she is to hold the Conservative Party together, a leading Tory backbench Brexiteer has warned. As senior ministers prepare for two days of discussions on Britain future relationship with the EU, Bernard Jenkin said Tory MPs “overwhelmingly” wanted an end to the current uncertainty. Writing in The Sunday Telegraph, he warned the Prime Minister would only continue to command a majority in Parliament if she stuck to her present policy which includes leaving the single market and the customs union. His intervention came as a former Whitehall mandarin accused Brexiteers who blame civil servants for trying sabotage Britain’s withdrawal from the EU of using tactics similar to those adopted by ...
Budget proposals take another step towards approval
Featured, London

Budget proposals take another step towards approval

A budget to improve employment and training opportunities for local people and to tackle anti-social behaviour moved one step closer this week, as the council's budget setting process for 2018/19 entered its final phase. At a meeting of the council's Cabinet, councillors discussed in more detail the financial plans set out earlier this month, which include: £1.35m to give unemployed parents opportunities to access jobs in childcare, creating up to 120 new roles; £180,000 for Young WorkPath, a new scheme to offer expert advice employment and training advice to young people; and £545,000 for a neighbourhood operations scheme, tackling antisocial behaviour where there is a concentration of problems. At Tuesday's meeting, they also received formal feedback from residents...
Celebrating the Bengali Innovators of Toynbee Hall
Featured, London

Celebrating the Bengali Innovators of Toynbee Hall

On Thursday 1st February, Toynbee Hall held an opening event for a new exhibition at the Idea Store Whitechapel, as part of Toynbee Hall’s Heritage Project. The Bengali Innovators of Toynbee Hall is an exhibition which aims to capture the stories of the key influencers in the Bengali community who were involved in shaping Toynbee Hall’s services and improving community life since the 1970s. The launch was attended by members of the community, partner organisations, funders and some of the individuals who are celebrated in the exhibition, including Anis Rahman OBE. Mr Rahman is a former volunteer and trustee who helped develop women only sessions at Toynbee Hall’s Free Legal Advice Centre, which continue to run today. In a speech at the event, Mr. Rahman said: “I’m very grateful to T...
Tower Hamlets is a top local council for LGBT staff
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Tower Hamlets is a top local council for LGBT staff

Tower Hamlets Council is the only London local authority to be ranked this year in the Stonewall Top 100 UK Employers Index and its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff network has been "highly commended" by Stonewall for its "outstanding work". The council's staff network was praised for hosting a 2017 London Pride event on trans inclusion. 2018 marks the first year that Stonewall have ensured that gender identity work counts towards an organisation's overall score and ranking. No organisation is recognised in the Top 100 without demonstrating they are committed to transgender inclusion in their workplace. John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: "I am pleased we are on a journey with Stonewall to further support communities, like the transgender community, whose voice...
It’s Time to Talk as council launches Suicide Prevention Strategy
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It’s Time to Talk as council launches Suicide Prevention Strategy

To coincide with national mental health campaign Time to Talk day, the council is launching its 'Suicide Prevention Strategy 2018-2021.' The annual day on 1 February aims to encourage everyone to talk about mental health and end the stigma around it. One in four people are affected by mental health at some point during their lifetime however suicide is often a taboo topic. Talking openly about mental health is considered an important preventative measure. In Tower Hamlets, the suicide rate (8.6 out of 100,000) is lower than that of England (9.9) and slightly lower than the London average (8.7). However, the council recognises that more can be done to prevent suicide and suicide attempts. Four in five suicide victims are men, and over half of all suicides are in men and women aged 20-3...
Tower Hamlets Council to roll-out new strategy for community engagement
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Tower Hamlets Council to roll-out new strategy for community engagement

Tower Hamlets Council's Cabinet has approved a new Community Engagement Strategy on Tuesday 30 January 2018. The new strategy will ensure that the many diverse communities within the borough are at the very heart of the services offered by the council and can influence and shape the borough in which they live and work. It also marks a more transparent, outwardly-facing approach to the council's work, putting local people at the very heart of what is done by ensuring people are informed, engaged, involved with and empowered by the council. The new strategy builds on existing good practices and aims to resolve, with partners, the challenges the borough will face in the coming years. It follows a period of consultation with a wide range of individuals and organisations within the borough...