Are immigration figures really rising? Or does processing immigrants take longer?

by Sara Valle-Martínez Net migration in the UK is expected to reach almost 250,000 annually over the next few years, despite Prime Minster Rishi Sunak’s pledge to drive down the number of new arrivals. That’s according to the data released by the Office for Budget Responsibility this month. This increase in immigration last year was primarily driven by …

Good Fortune after the pandemic for tattoo studio in London

By Sara Valle-Martínez A couple of self-employed artists who were facing financial ruin because of the pandemic are planning to expand. Lianne and Jean Le Roux, owners of Good Fortune Studio in 123 King’s Cross Road, are hoping to move to Blackfriars by 2022. They opened their business after working in the permanent make-up and …

Busking and Covid: quiet streets and unsung voices

By Sara Valle-Martínez The Musicians’ Union defines busking as part of many musicians’ lives, and says that for many, it can be a lifelong career. But this type of art is threatened by those who wrongfully see it as begging. Last year, it was threatened even further by a global pandemic that required everyone to stay at home. In …