BLOGLOVIN’: HEM News Agency joins bloggers’ network

  HEM News Agency is now an official member of the blogging networking site Bloglovin’. I signed up quickly last weekend and made my blog’s record there official. Bloglovin’, established in a Swedish garage in 2007, is a platform that enables bloggers and non-bloggers alike to curate, follow and keep up with their favourite blogs, ranging from the postings of leading organisations such as the BBC (the first blog HEMNA has followed) through to small mummy blogs and personal online diaries. The site now has more than 16 million people signed up and has reached such heights that it is … Continue reading BLOGLOVIN’: HEM News Agency joins bloggers’ network

SOCIAL HOUSING: British government launches report on tenant experiences, housing reforms

London – VIJAY SHAH The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has unveiled a report detailing the experiences of people living in social housing and the inequalities and stigma they face as social tenants, HEM News Agency exclusively reports. Ministers with the MHCLG, formerly the¬†Department for Communities and Local Government, launched through their social media outlets a document, the ‘Social Housing Green Paper‘, as part of an ambition to tackle the widespread stigma against families and individuals residing in council-owned and housing association-owned properties and estates. The paper also highlights the government’s intention to give support to … Continue reading SOCIAL HOUSING: British government launches report on tenant experiences, housing reforms

MAURITIUS’ 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: Massive family party launched

London – VIJAY SHAH   The organisers behind the Mauritian Open Air Festival, a yearly event celebrating Mauritian food, culture and general family entertainment and held in north London, have announced a special ‘family party’ this March, HEM News Agency exclusively reports. The special event will be held on the 10 March 2018 at the Decorum Banqueting Suites in Wood Green, north London, just two days before the island of Mauritius itself marks a half-century of free rule. Previously the country of 1.8 million people was an outpost of the British Empire. Celebrations will take place against the backdrop of … Continue reading MAURITIUS’ 50TH INDEPENDENCE ANNIVERSARY: Massive family party launched

HIS EXCELLENCY PIKACHU: Japan foreign minister appoints children’s characters as ambassadors

Osaka – VIJAY SHAH via RAMIN NASIBOV, VICTORIA HO and Mashable In a very ordinary development from Japan this past week, the country’s foreign minister Taro Kano appointed popular children’s characters Pikachu, from the cult series Pok√©mon alongside Hello Kitty as official ambassadors for the city of Osaka, Mashable online magazine reported yesterday. In honour of their role in publicising Japan around the world, the foreign minister, who is a representative of the Liberal Democratic Party, announced in an English message on the 29th November, that Pikachu and Hello Kitty would represent Osaka in its bid to host the World … Continue reading HIS EXCELLENCY PIKACHU: Japan foreign minister appoints children’s characters as ambassadors

GRENFELL TRAGEDY: Police confirm 58 residents missing, possibly dead

London – VIJAY SHAH via Twitter This week, a devastating fire tore through the Grenfell Tower, a residential block located in Kensington, London, causing major loss of life and homelessness in the early hours of June 14, 2017. A fire believed to have originated from an exploding fridge in a fourth-floor flat then spread rapidly through the 1970s tenement, housing mainly poorer Londoners. Aluminium cladding fixed to the outside of Grenfell Tower, which sits on the Lancaster West housing estate, and which was intended to smarten the structure’s appearance, may have contributed to the rapid spread of the fire, trapping … Continue reading GRENFELL TRAGEDY: Police confirm 58 residents missing, possibly dead

WELCOMING 2017: Ilford’s Ashgrove restaurant launches NYE night

Ilford, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH     Popular Ilford based Indian gastropub the Ashgrove Restaurant has formally announced a special New Year’s Eve night to welcome in 2017 for local partygoers to come and enjoy great music and traditional and contemporary Punjabi, Indian continental and Chinese fare, great music and visual entertainments. The restaurant, a short walking distance from Seven Kings town centre, will have music entertainment on the night provided by DJ Kash of local outfit Kash Events, which provides party and other event planning services as well as boasting a wide music portfolio from the Bollywood, bhangra, RNB … Continue reading WELCOMING 2017: Ilford’s Ashgrove restaurant launches NYE night