BORIS JOHNSON: Police called to UK PM hopeful’s flat after reports of screaming

  London, England VIJAY SHAH via Sky News/The Guardian, sources   Police have allegedly been called to attend the flat (apartment) of former London mayor and current British prime ministerial/Conservative Party leader hopeful Boris Johnson, after a neighbour reported hearing … Continue reading BORIS JOHNSON: Police called to UK PM hopeful’s flat after reports of screaming

2019 WORLD WEDDING TRENDS: New report unveils all

London – VIJAY SHAH Global wedding events association International Academy of Wedding and Event Planning (IAWEP) has released its fifth annual ‘International Wedding Trend Report’ highlighting the hottest new trends for weddings this year as well as the essential statistics on the wedding planning industry according to experts in the field, journalism.co.uk reports.   The hundred experts who lent their observations to the report include household industry names such as Colin Cowie and Mindy Weiss and the document covers many of the upcoming wedding trends making their mark in 2019 in the UK and Europe, North America, Australasia, South East Asia and the … Continue reading 2019 WORLD WEDDING TRENDS: New report unveils all

MADE IN ITALY: 2017 a bumper year for Italian exports

Rome – VIJAY SHAH via askanews, Dukascopy and Yahoo! Notizie The year 2017 has been a great one for ‘Made in Italy’, as the European country saw a historical world beater for its exports abroad, Yahoo Italia and askanews reports today. With Italy’s exports achieving a healthy growth of six per cent this year, the nation brought in €40 million (GBP 35.4 mill./USD 4.7 mill.) in revenues. The figure was based off an analysis presented to Italy’s National Assembly in preparation for International Italian Food Year 2018.   Two thirds of Italy’s food exports in 2017 were to members of the … Continue reading MADE IN ITALY: 2017 a bumper year for Italian exports

FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION: London council launches hate crime helpline

Harrow, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH In the wake of a massive rise in reported hate crimes such as racist attacks and taunts following the outcome of the EU referendum in June 2016, a London local government body has launched a specialised helpline for its residents to report incidents and crimes of xenophobia, anti-Semitism and other forms of hate. Harrow Council, in north-east Greater London, had set up the service after several people in the borough of Harrow came forward to report ‘low level’ incidences of verbal racial abuse, which the council’s iHarrow portal stated was “causing distress amongst community members” … Continue reading FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION: London council launches hate crime helpline

FIGHTING THE RECESSION: UK business confidence at a 13-month high

As the business environment in the United Kingdom fights off the effects of a triple-dip recession and an all-time low in consumer confidence, and as higher costs/rents and falling sales are killing off many businesses big and small, there is a small whiff of hope. At least if a report recently published by a firm of business advisors and accountants is to be believed. According to the report, produced by BDO, confidence among British businesses is at its highest in just over a year, based on an evaluation using BDO’s own “Optimism Index” which has risen higher for the fifth consecutive month in June 2013. … Continue reading FIGHTING THE RECESSION: UK business confidence at a 13-month high