LSBU Journalists

Why don’t we care?

Why don’t we care?

Climate change has become a lot more of a social issue in recent years and has created a divide within our society. There are the activists who fight for change in our governments and are willing to be prosecuted for it and there are “climate change deny-ers” who believe it’s not as much of an issue as it’s made out to be. But if it is such a pressing crisis, why doesn’t everyone care? ...

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Who suffers the most?

Who suffers the most?

When we think of the climate crisis, the first thought is often of the protests we see on the news, the travel disruptions we face on our way to work because of them and how irritating the whole issue is to our day-to-day lives. It often takes precedence over the actual ecological crisis that we are in and those who are actually affected, some of our most vulnerable people – the poor. A lot of the...

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Contra Chris: My Double Life

Contra Chris: My Double Life

Contra Chris is a thirty-six year old events specialist who currently works from his home in South London creating music as a hobby. Contra Chris (also known as Chris Cole) was born into a middle class family from South London, where he grew up. He first started making music a few years ago, when it was just something for him to do in his spare time away from his full time job. He even has his own...

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What’s the air like in London?

What’s the air like in London?

London has some of the highest air pollution rates in the UK and it is the inner city areas that are affected the most. According to London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, the “most deprived” areas are the places that suffer the most from polluted air and they are exposed to air pollution rates that are 25% higher than average. So just how bad is the air we breathe in London and what’s causing it? Well, the ai...

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Student Life: Safety On Campus

Student Life: Safety On Campus

We all know by now that being a first year student and studying away from home can be quite scary for some, and it is important to know the Do’s and Dont’s of when it comes to staying safe on and out of campus. On October 15th, the university was visited by a group of advocates who were promoting the Safe and Security Plan to students. The plan was mainly for first year’s but any...

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Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City

Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City

The annual Christmas by the River market is back in London Bridge City, for the sixth year in a row. New for this year is a vintage ski theme with the new Lodge Bar at The Scoop and the wooden huts. A selection of over 60 independent traders are here in their German-style chalets, offering a combination of delicious food, homemade gifts and various Christmas decorations.  One visitor to Chris...

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My court visit: Everyday Justice

My court visit: Everyday Justice

Most people in the UK expect our government to be hot on their toes to put away the criminals who try to disrupt our society and its rules. Although this may be the case for many, there are some parts of the court and its system which isn’t as simple as it seems. During a trip to a court in Highbury & Islington on the 3rd December, I had the chance to experience this system in person. Wh...

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How I Got Into Automotive Photography

How I Got Into Automotive Photography

Hi, welcome to my first blog! One of my favourite things to do in my spare time is photography. I started to get into photography when I took it as one of my A-Levels in Sixth Form. I learnt a lot from studying it for two years and it has changed the way I now perceive the ever changing world around me, even when it comes to everyday things. During my last year in Sixth Form, I was set with my fin...

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In the making of “Christmas by the River market” VT

In the making of “Christmas by the River market” VT

The annual Christmas by the River market is back, in London Bridge City, for the sixth year in a row. Christmas by the River returns to illuminate London Bridge City, from November 26, 2019 to January, 5 2020, as London’s prettiest riverside market. The role I had during the making of this VT was reporting and I also wrote my script for the two PTCs and the voiceover. Then, I went to the location ...

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Instagram bans ‘cosmetic surgery’ filters

Instagram bans ‘cosmetic surgery’ filters

In an attempt to prioritize users’ well-being, Instagram recently announced its decision to ban Plastic-Surgery-Effect face filters. Starting October 23, the filters which alter the appearance by showing you what you would look like with fuller lips and a sleeker nose will not be available on the platform anymore. This decision has come from the fact that the fa...

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Newest Colour trend – Neon green

When talking about the most popular colour trending in 2019 Neon green was the most eye catching one in highlights. Britain is riding a new wave of neon green shorts and skirts with millennials eating up the new trend. The who’s who of the industry are coming out in droves in neon green outfits from Kylie Jenner to yours truly. There are many ways you can make this less highlighting and wear...

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Latest Pakistani Fashion trend!

To begin with, Pakistani fashion trends change every now and then but the good news is that they tend to come back in the game sooner than you think. This recent fashion trend consists of beautiful vibrant Colors that can be pulled of into a skirt, long shirt or anything you want, the prints would do the job. The choice is left up to the customer of whether they want bright or dull Colors and thes...

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Street Fashion

The bustling streets of London has a variety of fashion tastes, but Dolce Gabbana’s new line hits close to home. With vibrant colors and symmetrical patterns, London street fashion has taken a turn eastward with bold, new herbal design patterns. Dolce Gabbana ritzy Mayfair store is a must stop for any Pakistani fashion enthusiasts on the island of Great Britain. 00

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The Dangers of Limiting Young People

The Dangers of Limiting Young People

The chairman of the ‘Rio Ferdinand Foundation’ discussed the dangers of limiting young people in their careers and refusing stereotypes. Bintou Crookes Martin, the chairman of the ‘Rio Ferdinand Foundation’, spoke passionately about South London communities and stressed the importance of not limiting career choices because of imagination. She said: “[Young people] oft...

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