John Otagburuagu: A story of deportation and optimism

Forced to abandon his unborn son, John Otagburuagu came to London four years ago with nothing and through sheer determination has built a successful business. Georgina Blackwell has been to meet him and share his tale of deportation and optimism. John Otagburuagu, owner of Black Cowboy Coffee and Waffles, outside Elephant and Castle shopping centre, […]

Residents angered by council for misuse of Southwark Park

Southwark residents asked the Council to cancel the ‘Alice in Winterland’ event as this would mean a 2.5-month closure of Southwark Park to the public. An unsuccessful petition was created on the 19th of September 2018 and at the time of writing, over 600 people have signed. Rosie Beattie who started the petition said she […]

McLaren House: Students getting waxy over candle issue

There’s no enjoying the delicious scent of a candle in McLaren house due to the fire safety hazard but inspector promises to tackle everyones candles next time.  On the of 31st of October Block A of McLaren House, one of London South Bank University’s student accommodations, had room inspections. The rooms are inspected to ensure […]

Raw profile: John Otagburuagu

John Otagburuagu is standing in his horsebox which is surrounded by a small marquee with a set of four tables, each with two chairs. The horsebox is wonderfully decorated with things that he was given by his customers such as art pieces, figurines and plants. I sit down at one of the tables after ordering […]