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Are we all a product of our postcode?

Are we all a product of our postcode?

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From Whitechapel to Westminster: Gary Hutton, the Founder and CEO of the charity ‘Product of a Postcode’, exclusively shares his personal story, growing as a street-kid in Tower Hamlets. The story reveals a personal journey of crime, danger, and self- transformation; starting in Chicksand Estate in Brick Lane, and ending last Monday, October 16th, in the House of Parliament. “My anger started from this day,” Gary stated, as he was standing in the exact same spot where 42 years earlier he watched his mum’s coffin being carried. The tremendous confusion of a seven-year-old boy, walking out of school, not knowing he’s about to attend his mum’s funeral, stays with him to this day. Gary’s mum died at the young age of 41 to leukaemia, leaving behind 11 kids. That day, they lost not onl
Looking for adventure ? Meet Zaro Kobzaro, train surfer, roofer, and digger

Looking for adventure ? Meet Zaro Kobzaro, train surfer, roofer, and digger

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Zaro is an average student who came here to study Film Production. But when she puts her mask on, nothing stops her from climbing highest buildings, riding on the outside of fastest trains and exploring deepest undergrounds. Right now, I am going to see for myself how is it to be a part of this high-risk subculture climbing with Zaro to one of the skyscrapers in Central London. by: Chingiz Turdaliyev https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nQ0zX8pH5g
London student quits uni house for a boat

London student quits uni house for a boat

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Being a student in London is tough. Sure there’s the nightlife, restaurants, galleries and more - but how are you supposed to enjoy any of it when you’ve got no money? Back in 2010, the NUS published figures indicating that the average annual cost of living for a student in London was £13,388. And with inflation, this number will only have gone up. So what did UCL student Claude De Rijke-Thomas do when the contract for his student house in Camden expired back in June? Naturally, he started renting a boat. “Everyone from the house had different ideas and different budgets so, and this sounds really strange and crazy, I kind of wanted to live either on a boat or up a tree.” De Rijke Thomas said, enthusiastically, “I do a lot of climbing so I thought it might be feasible living in
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home holds Carol concert to bring early Christmas warmth

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home holds Carol concert to bring early Christmas warmth

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Words and video: Haonan Yuan | Yujia Yang A London animal welfare charity is bringing festive cheer to our best friend in the capital. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home hopes to give people and their lovely companions a Christmas to remember with Carol concert, meanwhile, finds warm homes for strays in their shelter.   Voice of London talks to the charity's dogs rehoming team leader and reviews what they have done in 2017.
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