According to a UK survey by the National Literacy Trust, young people are now more likely to read on their computer screens than pick up a printed book or magazine. As well as social networking and browsing websites, almost a thir
The National Literacy Trust studied almost 35,000 young people aged between 8 and 16 years old and their findings have painted a picture of a generation who are now immersed in a screen-based culture. The developments in mobile ph [...]
Are you and your family at your wits end with tantrums and bad behaviour? Can you no longer connect with your child? Is the dinner table a daily battle ground? Are you shattered from sleepless nights?
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Dame Helen Mirren has defended her actions of scolding a group of drummers who interrupted her West End play The Audience this bank holiday weekend by saying she was ‘steaming’ with rage.
The actress who has won an Oscar and most recently a Laurence Olivier Award for her portrayal of the Queen emerged from London's Gielgud theatre on Saturday 4th May in full costume (minus the rumoured crown or tiara) to ask the gr [...]
Dove's brand new 'real beauty' campaign has posted a three-minute ad on YouTube that teaches a vital lesson about how we as women view ourselves, compared to how others see us. Trust us, it's worth your time.
Famous for its use of real women posing confidently, wearing nothing but white underwear and a big smile on their faces, Dove's 'Real Beauty' campaign has continued to reinvent female-focused marketing since its launch over a deca [...]
There are many ways Margaret Thatcher changed Britain, with no Prime Minister in living memory having such a far-reaching influence. From the economy to women's fashion, she divided the country and left a lasting legacy.
1 - The Decline of the North: When Britain's first female prime minister was in power for 11 long years, football fans from the north travelling to away games in London would be taunted by home supporters waving bundles of £10 [...]
Britain's first ever female Prime Minister and the first woman elected to lead a major western state has died aged of 87 after suffering a stroke.
The Iron Lady's son, Sir Mark, and daughter Carol confirmed that she died this morning at the Ritz hotel at around 11am after suffering a stroke. Her doctor and carer were with her at her bedside when she passed but her children w [...]
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre have literally turned the tables on their attitude to young people and invited them in to play table tennis.
Centre Manager Sharon Golding has installed a state of the art table and encourages youngsters from the area to come inside, stay warm and enjoy a game!! "We've had an excellent response to the table tennis initiative", said Sh [...]
With little or no fanfare, and perhaps escaping your knowledge entirely, the mobile phone officially turned 40 with the first ever call made on April 3, 1973. Motorola engineer Martin Cooper rang a technology rival from downtown M
It took ten years for the first mobile phone to move from prototype to a commercially available product (and even then the first mobile contained 30 circuit boards, had a talk-time of 35 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge), it [...]
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Eileen House - an empty office block at Elephant & Castle which is the subject of one of London's most controversial planning applications - has been occupied by squatters.
Next week Mayor of London Boris Johnson is due to adjudicate on Oakmayne's plans to redevelop the site of the 1960s office block on Newington Causeway with a 41-storey tower in the face of opposition from the adjacent Ministry of [...]
The council has pledged to build new premises for a church so it can remain in the heart of the Elephant and Castle area, which is set to undergo a £1.5bn transformation over the next 15 years.
Relocating Crossway United Reformed Church (URC), will allow Southwark Council, and their regeneration partner Lend Lease to bring forward their plan to create one of the largest new housing developments in zone 1 London – which w [...]
The council has responded to recent inaccurate claims in the media regarding the levels of affordable housing and the costs involved in the regeneration of Elephant and Castle.
Cllr Fiona Colley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Southwark Council, said: "There is little truth in recent press coverage about the level of affordable homes in our regeneration of the Elephant and Castle. When the regenerati [...]
An ex-Rifleman who was blown up by a roadside bomb in Iraq has pledged to carry on serving his country by raising money for homeless veterans.
In the ‘News’ last week Matt McColl criticised authorities up and down the country for failing to priorities soldiers for housing. After leaving the Army Matt McColl has now teamed up with a Bermondsey Pearly King to launch a char [...]