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 […]

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 […]