Cycling is a safe, fun and quick way to travel in London. Exchanging Places aims to give cyclists the skills and confidence to avoid conflict around large vehicles.
The Metropolitan Police Cycle Task Force and the City of London are on a mission to educate road users about the dangers of sharing London roads with construction traffic throughout London
Exchanging places is an award-winning programme addressing cyclist collisions involving heavy goods vehicles, one of the most common causes of serious injury and death.
According to the Vision Zero London website, there have been at least 50 pedestrian and cyclists death in London for 2017.
Officer attached to the Metropolitan Police, Constable Brian Anley, who spoke to an LSBU student reporter, said experienced traffic police officers are on site to explain how this type of collision often happens and the various ways to avoid them.
“Cyclists are being given an opportunity to sit in the driver’s seat of a heavy goods vehicle to get a feel of the difficulties encountered, when the driver of a lorry has a cyclist riding close to them on the road”, said Constable Anley.
Officers were also encouraging cyclists to come on board with a free bicycle security marking. This is being done with a paint on stencil that contains a unique number. This, according to Constable Anley will aid in the fast recovery of stolen bicycles.
According to the Metropolitan Police website, there have been over 40 reports of stolen bicycles in the month of August alone.
5th session of Parliament concludes and plans are already in the making of the reopening of the 6th session.
The offices of the Houses of Parliament in Grenada has served notice that Parliament has been dissolved
In A proclamation by the Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade, dated October 03, the fifth session of Parliament was prorogued with effect from Friday October 06th 2017.
This was necessary, in preparation for the upcoming General Elections due in the coming months. For an election to be called in Grenada the Parliament must be dissolved.
Constitutionally, Grenada is in an Election year, and the election mood has already been set on the small Caribbean island as the two major political parties are already in campaign mood.
Both the ruling New National Party, who won all 15 seats in the last general election held in February 2013 and National Democratic Congress have each presented 15 caretakers- one to represent each constituency on the island.
It is widely anticipated that a date for the general elections will be called at any time as this must be held no later than mid-2018.
According to records there are 16 active political organisations in Grenada, but only two at present have presented 15 candidates.
As of June 30 2017 there are 73,491 registered voters in Grenada
Walworth Road, home to the Iconic English Comic Actor Charlie Chaplin
Once called home by Charlie Chaplin, Walworth Road in South East London is bustling with activities. Although to some, the area might appear a bit slow and draft, there are quite a few hidden gems tucked away in the area.
From cafes to museums, restaurants of various cultural cuisines, theatre and art institute and the lovely Elephant and Castle shopping centre, there is plenty to explore during your visit.
The East Street Market, started in 1880, has been around for more than 150 years, comes alive especially on Sundays with a wide variety of stalls that carry African and Caribbean fruits and vegetables.
The area is also a short walk, bus or tube ride from the South Bank Area, home to the Coco Cola London Eye, the worlds seventh largest ferris wheel, National Theatre and Festival Hall.
The rapidly growing digital age has changed the way we look at Journalism.
Like endangered species, traditional Journalism, print and broadcast are widely challenged in the digital age.
More and more, people are consuming online news as the technological age increases and news agencies are looking at gaining new audiences while keeping the old ones
Digital Journalism or online Journalism has become the way to go, as editorial content is distributed via internet as opposed to print and broadcast. In the past, journalist were depended on, to multiply and distribute what would have happened overnight via the printing press, as the public would grab the earliest publication to catch the scoop. That era has ended by the click of a button, literally!
Now, Citizen Journalism avenues such as WhatApp, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and other social media websites and news apps that are free or cost just pennies to download, the whole concept of journalism has been re-vamped, making content easier to find and the primary product, which are News and current affairs, readily accessible seconds into the event, beautifully packaged in a combination of texts, videos and audio.
From Teletext, invented in 1970 to the Reuters Online News Agency founded in 1999, Digital Journalism has brought many changes to the traditional practice of Journalism, and its increasingly becoming more digitised today.