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It’s Sunday, and you’re tossing up between staying in or enjoying what could be the last of the sun and warm weather. While you decide, take a read of the fascinating news stories traveling the web this week. Stories include, Uber losing their London license, refugee women finding work in floristry, and why two young entrepreneurs believe everyone is creative. 

Huck: Should we celebrate Uber losing its London license 

Two writers weigh in on whether TfL revoking Uber’s license this week is a good or bad thing. On the one hand there are the tales of sexual violence experienced by Uber users to the apparent and inherent racism of black cab drivers on the other. The deep-rooted splits are obvious between supporters of Uber and those rallying against the company. And, while Uber certainly offers a cheaper alternative to those returning from late night escapades the company remains hugely flawed.

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Wonderland: Eyes On: Sory Sanlé

Hailing from Burkina Faso, photographer Sort Sanlé began his career shooting in the 60s. Sanlé was able to document the changing cultural landscape of his country after traveling around the Bobo-Dioulasso district taking pictures with his Rolleiflex camera. Now, he has an exhibition at Ladbroke Grove. His archivist describes Sablé’s black and white collection as “rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians” where, “everyone could become a hero at his Volta studio.”

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Reuters: Roses and childcare: refugee women prepare for tough UK world of work 

Bread and Roses, a Hackney-based social enterprise is changing the lives of refugee women by training them up as florists while helping to improve their English and build transferable skills. Many female refugees are unemployable when they arrive in the UK due to various factors including having young children. Bread and Roses welcomes mothers and children during the process of learning the vital skills to find a job and integrate.

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Intern: Everyone is creative 

Abraham Asefaw and Maksimilian Khalled began The Pop-Up Agency in a classroom in Sweden. Now the company, which offers consulting and training services, works with brands like Coca-Cola. Their aim is to solve briefs in 48 hours. The duo have worked in over 40 countries providing a methodology of tapping into the creative mindset. The company argues that everyone is creative and it’s just a matter of getting people out of their bubbles and finding that vital ‘state-of-mind’.

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