LSBU Journalists

Alessia Sasso, LGBTQ+ activist, supporter and member

Alessia Sasso is a member of the LGBTQ+ community. For man years she has been supporting the movement and community. On the 11th of October, which is national coming out day, Alessia faced her fears and the pressure of society and officially came out.    Alessia was born in Italy and five years ago she came with her mother to the UK. She studies Journalism at London Southbank University....

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Elderly Woman stranded on Westminster Bridge is rescued by teen XR protesters.

Elderly Woman stranded on Westminster Bridge is rescued by teen XR protesters.

A 76-year-old woman was left stranded on Westminster Bridge as the Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked the bridge off to mark the start of the two-week lockdown of the capital.  An elderly pedestrian, Susie, showed her distress as she stated, “I hope you’re happy, I am a 76-year-old woman and being forced to walk across this bridge”. Susie is one of the many people who have been impacted ...

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Remembering this Sunday.

Remembering this Sunday.

Remembrance Sunday is a day of reflection and having pride in our nation. The Imperial War Museum is a hub for remembrance in November, upon entering the building the first thing found is a charity stand decorated in poppy memorabilia. The Imperial War Museum is the perfect place to spend Remembrance Sunday as the atmosphere is calm it allows you to reflect on those who fought for their lives. The...

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Caravan stolen from property near Bridgnorth.

Thieves broke through a number of high quality locks to steal a caravan at a property near Bridgnorth. The caravan was stolen from between Bridgnorth and Claverley, between 11am and midday on Tuesday. The Coachman Amara caravan was last seen travelling towards the A454 Wolverhampton Road by a witness, however the witness was unable to see the vehicle towing the caravan. The stolen caravan has a wh...

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A new pier has opened in East London.

A new pier has opened in East London.

A new pier has opened in the east end and will provide commuters with a new transport link for travelling to and from central London across the river. The journey will take 38 minutes between the new Royal Wharf Pier and London Bridge City Pier. The route follows along the Thames and travels towards London City Airport to support the growth in the east of the city. The Thames Clippers service runs...

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Scotland Trip: Edinburgh and the Highlands

Scotland Trip: Edinburgh and the Highlands

I knew when I came to Europe that I wanted to visit all the most perfect sounding tourist destinations that I possibly could while I was here. From America, travel to other countries is so much more expensive than here in the UK. The idea of getting to Paris in only a couple hours still blows my mind! That being said, Scotland was not the first place on my list. Yes, I was sure that it was beautif...

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Young boy is sponsored to train for the Paralympic Games by local property developer.

Young boy is sponsored to train for the Paralympic Games by local property developer.

Ruben, a 12-year-old, has received a £500 sponsor from the company Redrow to help fund his wheelchair tennis training. Kent-based Ruben was born with congenital talipes equinovarus (also known as clubfeet) and has recently had both of his feet removed after not being able to position them properly without pain. His passion started after his parents discovered wheelchair tennis in 2018 after realis...

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Podium.Me – The new podcast changing the lives of the youth

Podium.Me – The new podcast changing the lives of the youth

On November 8th, two organisations Podium.Me and News-Decoder, held an event in London South Bank University’s newsroom, in celebration for the launch of Season 2 of their podcast ‘The Kids Are Alright’.  Podium.me is a platform encouraging young people to get out of their comfort zone, ask questions about the world they live in and engage with the media in a way that is accessible for someon...

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Heart Disease Charity Calls for More Help Fundraising

Heart Disease Charity Calls for More Help Fundraising

A teenager diagnosed with a heart disease has called for more help fundraising for a charity which tackles the disease. Sonea Hodgson has requested members to help her fundraise from the local place of Woolwich and surrounding areas for the British Heart Foundation.  Fundraising events planned by her such as quiz nights and walks “will help to fund life saving research, which could lead to be...

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Week 3 – October 10/11th

Week 3 – October 10/11th

Week 3 – October 10th  Live News Show  Presenting Team  Radio Presenter No.2    The stories we covered this week were:  Extinction Rebellion protesters are camping out in Trafalgar Square Crown Court case: Former Barnsley football team manager Tommy Wright, Dax Price and Giuseppe Pagliara have pleaded not guilty to suspected bribery.   Mental Health Awarenes...

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Re-maturity: The Second Bildungsroman of Edna Pontellier

            The character Edna in Kate Chopin’s The Awakening has been interpreted primarily as a character who succumbs to the pressure of her responsibilities due to her lack of maturity, or as a woman who develops to a point of understanding where she can no longer happily live in her world.  These competing readers leave Edna as a vic...

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Art exhibition at the Southbank Centre encourages ‘art for rehab’ in UK prisons.

Art exhibition at the Southbank Centre encourages ‘art for rehab’ in UK prisons.

Koestler Arts, a charity which helps rehabilitate convicts through art therapy, are on display at the Southbank Centre. The curation is produced by the charity Koestler Arts and aims ‘to unlock the talent inside’. The curator, Soweto Kinch set three divisions; Stained Glass Superman, Disco Dogs and That Was Then, This Is Now which are based on his own music. The artwork blends with Kinch’s own mus...

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UK vs US: things you might not know are different

UK vs US: things you might not know are different

When I came to the UK, I had done some research into things that were different from home in the US. However, most of these were very basic like the money exchange rate, the outlet differences, etc. This list gives more detailed (and possibly less useful) differences between the United States and the United Kingdom. Note that I am based on London,UK, so most of the differences will be based on how...

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Revolution Season: Protests continue worldwide

Over the last few weeks protests have been erupting around the world. Many are saying that the protests were sparked after the people of Hong Kong began their fight against legislation that would permit their extradition to mainland China. The protests had over a million people on the streets, since then it has caused a tsunami around the globe.   video by Callum, https://www.i...

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