Posts Tagged: London

7/7 – The Day that shook Britain

By Sajda Mughal OBE, survivor from the Piccadilly tube bombing and Director of JAN Trust. A decade has now nearly passed since 7th July 2005 when four bombs were detonated in rush hour on the tubes and a bus in central London killing 52 innocent civilians and injuring more than 700. The tragedy I went through …

Stop and Search in the UK

‘Stop and search’ is a police tactic used as a preventative measure for dealing with crime. Stop and search gives the police the power to stop individuals and search them if they believe the suspect to be holding any drugs, weapons, stolen property or something which could be used to commit a crime (eg a …

The effects of child poverty and social exclusion in the UK

It is well known that young people growing up in poorer families leave school with substantially lower levels of educational attainment. Such ‘achievement gaps’ are a major contributing factor towards patterns of social mobility. Compared to children from privileged backgrounds, disadvantaged young people are more likely to end up with fewer qualifications, higher unemployment and …

JAN Trust Explores London…

It was a slightly chilly Halloween morning as the ladies along with their young children climbed into a bright green coach that looked perfectly placed amongst the leafy backdrop that makes up Alexandra Palace gardens.   Many of us have memories of walking around a museum in our stuffy school uniform while looking absent-mindly at …