Southwark Council offering free parking to help support local businesses!

Southwark council spreading the word about #SmallBizSatUK in order to support local businesses and get people to shop at them! This weekend coming up, on the 1st of December is the 6th year of ‘Small Biz Sat UK’. The aim is “to support, promote and inspire small business all year round” and is done all […]

Residents want Southwark Council to reinvest park hire fees back into the Park!

A petition has started for the reinvestment of Southwark park hire fees back into Southwark park and so far 28 people have signed the petition, with 100 being the goal. The petition explains how Southwark Council hires out the park. Using it for events, film-making and other commercial activity. This “restricts access to, and can […]

London’s pollution problems taking us back in time by causing expected earlier deaths!

London Boroughs with high diesel pollution causing children to suffer with ‘stunted lung capacity’. These children are expected to die at an earlier age.  Area’s in London are failing to meet the EU requirements for nitrogen dioxide, and researchers found that this is causing children to have an increased risk of getting lung cancer, as […]

Everyday Justice

After visiting Highbury’s Magistrates Court on the 15th of November, I was able to get a better understanding of how the UK’s justice system works. The visit really opened up my eyes, showing the struggles that innocent people go through. As well as the abuse that the court has to deal with. After an unsuccessful […]

Could VR in news make people too emotionally connected?

Arizona State University, Cronkite School of Journalism has started a “Location-Based VR (Virtual Reality) Data Visualization” project. It is a $30,000 project and is led by Retha Hill. The project aims to help people, mainly journalists, to easily create location-based data visualizations in a virtual reality format. Meaning the audience could explore particular neighbourhoods’ crime […]

A Taste of Christmas in November

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Some believe Christmas in November is ridiculous, but head to Southbank’s Underbelly Christmas market and I guarantee that your mind will be changed by the cosy atmosphere and delicious food that takes you around the world. It was the mulled cider that sealed the deal for me. Although it may […]

Citizen Journalism creating uncertainty in the world of news!

The role of journalists in a world where news is also provided by citizen journalism and user generated content, is a world that is much tougher for journalists than in a world without it. The technological advances have led to the mobile phone. Enabling anyone to write, voice record, video record and photograph whenever and […]

‘FREE’ Jack the Ripper Tour leaves you feeling guilty!

Being a Sherlock Homes fanatic and always wishing I was smart enough to be a detective, when I saw a ‘Free Jack the Ripper tour’ pop up on my Facebook, I couldn’t resist. I was impressed with how in depth the tour was, the tour guide didn’t only talk about the murders. He discussed the […]

Transport troubles making Londoners aggressive!

It’s a disastrous day for Londoners wishing to take the Central and Waterloo & City lines today on Wednesday the 7th of November because of the strike of the drivers for Aslef and Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Unions. The bosses of the Unions are saying that the 24-hour strike is happening because of a […]