Matt Withers, the Excecutive Editor of Archant Media, joined Headline London to talk though the biggest stories from the local papers this week.
Shipping containers could be housing for the Homeless
‘Container-type structures’ could become a way of creating homes for family with nowhere to live.
This is just one of the options that Redbridge authorities are considering to tackle the housing crisis.
Similar schemes, using this method of housing, have been successful in Canning town in east London.
Pensioner thanks ‘superwoman’ nurse who saved his life on the Tube
When 65-year-oil Stephen Breed suffered from a heart attack at Uxbridge station he thought his time was up. But luckily, Nurse Polly Collins was at hand.
Mr Breed ‘technically died’ three times before the ambulance arrived, and only survived because of the nurses CPR attempts.
The ‘campaign to end all campaigns' against Croydon MP
The Croydon Advertiser says it started as ‘an office joke’ when they came up with the idea.
It was triggered by the onslaught of campaign notices issued by Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell. He launched five campaigns in one month, each sealed with what the paper calls a ‘cheesy posed photo.’
So they launched their own campaign - to stop his campaigning. The reasoning being that MP shouldn’t only push out campaigns around the election time, and also that these ‘campaigns’ what should be done at all times, as this it is technically the role of an MP.
Unique’ tech to make the roads safer for cyclists
New high visibility ‘winglights’ for cyclists are the new creation of a tech city start-up.
The lights flash when turning corners and changing lanes to give other road users an advanced signal of their movements, just like car indicators.