Farwell, London360

Farwell, London360
Six months ago I was an amateur in the media field. For so long I had knocked on the door of the media industry and was continually rejected. My heart grew sour; the ability to march on despite the continual knock backs began to bruise me. I did not know if I had much fight...

Sadiq Khan’s Knife Crime Strategy

Sadiq Khan’s Knife Crime Strategy
Sadiq Khan’s long-awaited knife crime report was released yesterday. I am glad that the Mayor’s office and wider government are acknowledging the knife crime epidemic London is going through but the real question is; will it actually work to decrease the amount of those carrying knives and knife offences? Three of the pledges included in...

Chalcots Estate: Emergency Evacuation

Chalcots Estate: Emergency Evacuation
Last night Camden Council asked residents from Taplow tower block, just one of the five towers that make up Chalcots Estate, to evacuate following advice from fire services. In my previous blog post Cladding, Camden and Questions I wrote about what was discussed at the residents meeting on Thursday night. Camden Council tried to make...

Cladding, Camden and Questions

Cladding, Camden and Questions
On Wednesday the 21st of June, Camden Council removed a panel from the Burnham tower, just one of five on Fellows Road, Swiss Cottage. This action comes a week after the tragedy at Grenfell Tower of which the 24-story tower block caught fire leaving – at time of writing, 58 dead. Camden Council told residents...

Right-Wing Terror – What is happening to London?

Right-Wing Terror – What is happening to London?
What on Earth is happening in this city? From terror attacks to pollution, the thick smog from traffic entirely preventing the ability to breath the sweet fresh air experienced by other people in England. Inhumanity and death, injustice and stereotyping, division between the poor and rich expanding every second at an exponential rate. What is...

Grenfell Tower – The Monument of Division

Grenfell Tower – The Monument of Division
On Friday the 16th, 3 days after the hellish fire of Grenfell Tower’s, my colleague Hannah Rose-Burns and I travelled to Latimer Road. I had already braced myself for a breadth and extremity of emotion in the community. It was not until I took the tentative steps from the tube station, into the midst of...

London’s Religiosity on the Rise

London’s Religiosity on the Rise
It will come as no surprise that the western world is becoming more and more secular, with religious practice declining in most countries, England being no exception. You may expect therefore that London is a leading player in this game and that it would be one of the least religious places of all, but fascinatingly...

Max Somerset: Magic and God

Max Somerset: Magic and God
Maximilian Somerset is an incredibly talented magician who is recognisable from such shows as ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ on BBC and ‘Max Magic’ on Sky. As part of our Religion Special for London Undercover, airing on London Live TV and Community Channel, I filmed Max to see how he used magic to explain the existence of...