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Surf’s up: See dogs catch waves in World Dog Surfing Championships

August 8, 2022

Dogs and their owners hit Pacifica State Beach in California to compete in the World Dog Surfing Championships.

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Walking a tightrope: See the world’s first Highline World Championships

July 21, 2022

31 athletes from across the world competed in the first Highline World Championships atop a mountain in Switzerland.

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How these organisations are maintaining the mind of the Black community in London

June 18, 2022

As the conversation around mental health expands, these organisations will continue to spearhead the maintenance of the Black community’s mind. 

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See giant stingray captured in Cambodia

June 21, 2022

The giant stingray was captured, electronically tagged and released in Cambodia’s Mekong river, according to Reuters.

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Prince William and Kate face protests in Jamaica during royal tour

March 23, 2022

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in the Caribbean on behalf of the Queen to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

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SWL speaks with British Home’s Head of Therapies

Dec 21, 2021

SWL spoke to Elizabeth Muchechetere, Head of Therapies at Royal Charter charity, British Home, about the services offered to patients with neurological disabilities.

South West Londoner

Students walk 110 Underground stops fundraising for homelessness

Dec 24, 2021

Two students from London School of Economics Athletics Union (LSEAU) teamed up with Raising and Giving to fundraise for national homelessness charities Crisis and St Mungo’s. 

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MPs call for debt cancellation to fight climate breakdown

Nov 11, 2021

Streatham MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy has co-ordinated a letter calling on the UK Government to push for debt cancellation for climate-vulnerable countries. 

South West Londoner

Health and Care Bill protest

Nov 1, 2021

Three South West London MPs have joined calls for the government to scrap its plans to pass a new Bill that would reorganise the NHS in England. 

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Who Are You? invites children to value heritage

Oct 22, 2021

Who Are You?, a children’s picture book that encourages discussions about identity and heritage, is now available in bookshops across the UK.

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Battersea Arts Centre Beatbox Academy

Sep 23, 2021

A group of beatboxers from Wandsworth are gathering to rehearse in Battersea Arts Centre this autumn after a year of practising online.

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Before Them, We at the Black Cultural Archives

Aug 24, 2021

The Black Cultural Archives in Brixton is now the home of Before Them, We, a multidisciplinary project by artist and cultural producer, Ruth Sutoyé.

South West Londoner

Hands covering each other with jewellery.

MND-SMART – The Motor Neurone Disease clinical drug trials

Aug 17, 2021

A deep dive into the clinical drug trials pushing to find a cure for a life-changing diagnosis.

South West Londoner

Support services for eating disorder carers

Aug 4, 2021

Support services for eating disorder carers are now available in south west London, in the form of telephone calls and Zoom support groups.

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Feeding Black exhibition in Museum of London

July 23, 2021

The Museum of London Docklands’ London, Sugar & Slavery gallery is now the home of the Feeding Black: Community, Power and Place exhibition.

South West Londoner

YABBA Beer

July 5, 2021

A new low-calorie beer out of south west London is set to bring a refreshing approach to drinking just in time for summer.

South West Londoner

Diversity in UK Ballet

June 21, 2021

Most people remember an activity they loved as a child – a sport, an instrument or artform that kept them busy, opening their eyes to a world of creativity… This is the case for 27-year-old Ruth Essel, founder of Pointe Black, a Black-owned and run ballet school based in Vauxhall and Battersea.

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NHS care packages

June 8, 2021

A fashion design student has shown her appreciation for NHS staff by gifting personalised care packages to vaccination centre workers in south west London.

South West Londoner

Starling Bank’s #makemoneyequal image library

June 4, 2021

Starling Bank and Brunel University London have created a free and diverse image library to improve the representation of women and money as part of the bank’s #MakeMoneyEqual campaign.

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Hillingdon Hospital Bereavement Suite

May 21, 2021

Over £150,000 has been raised in an effort to fund the building of a maternity bereavement suite in Hillingdon Hospital.

Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times, South West Londoner

Lambeth churches running job clubs

May 14, 2021

Churches from across Lambeth and neighbouring boroughs are set to run free job clubs to help people get back into work from Thursday 20 May.

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XR Wandsworth air pollution protest

May 13, 2021

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wandsworth gathered at Clapham Junction on Saturday to raise awareness about air pollution in the borough.

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Brunel University students’ rent strike

May 6, 2021

A rent strike spearheaded by a new organization at Brunel University London has concluded after a final decision on how rent will be paid this academic year.

Hillingdon & Uxbridge Times, South West Londoner

HMP Wandsworth Prisoners

April 30, 2021

Three detainees at HMP Wandsworth were left without access to clean underwear or socks for up to 11 weeks between October 2020 and late March this year, their lawyers allege.

South West Londoner

Friends of Wandsworth Commmon

April 23, 2021

A climate-conscious community group in Wandsworth will publish its first book in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Wandsworth Common this May.

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Ashburton Estate: The Fly Tip of West Putney

April 12, 2021

Residents are supporting a petition to clean up an estate in Wandsworth that has been nicknamed “The Fly Tip of West Putney”.

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Repositioning my time away from western ideals

Jan 15, 2021

Adefela Olowoselu condemns Western attitudes that Black hair is ‘time consuming’, and explores how we should really be spending and valuing our time.

Aurelia Magazine

Eternal pain: My inability to fix everything

Dec 1, 2020

“Some things never stop being painful, and you can’t fix everything”, writes Adefela Olowoselu.

Aurelia Magazine

The evolution of parents into people

Oct 26, 2020

In order to fully understand ourselves and our parents, we must acknowledge that they’re people too. Adefela Olowoselu writes about her journey.

Aurelia Magazine

Being extremely vulnerable in a pandemic

March 31, 2020

I’ve had an autoimmune disease for 9 years, making me immunocompromised curing the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s affecting me more than I’d like to admit and bringing back pain that I’ve moved past.

Brunel Times

Calling out racism isn’t more racist than racism itself

March 23, 2020

Instead of accepting that racism is a fact, white people often take offence when minority groups call them out for racism. This is wrong.

Brunel Times

The trouble with Blackness.

March 11, 2020

…beneath the excuse of genuine intrigue with black stories lies the root of pleasure. There is an interest in our pain that exists as a subconscious motive, which many people either deny, or simply fail to acknowledge and confess.

Medium

Information Overload

Feb 17, 2020

Do we have a duty of care to ourselves to filter out what news we expose ourselves to?

Brunel Times