London360 25/06/12

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23 October 2012, 05:37

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Presented by Tayana Simons. Produced by Jenner Cole.

ACLT BLOOD DONOR DRIVE
First up, Yaw Busia went down to Leicester Square for the African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust's annual recruitment drive to support patients like Dennis Gyamfi and Rose-Anne Ofori — both of whom require bone marrow transplants — by recruiting potential donors to join the bone marrow register. With appearances from members of UK music group Ruff Squad and words from urban comedian Eddie Kadi, this was a day of importance.

LAMBETH YOUNG DADS MARCH
How visible are young fathers in London? Are they valued as much as young mums? Against the backdrop of bad press, as well as the feeling local authorities tailor services to mothers, a young group of dads in south west London got together ahead of Fathers Day. Zaneta Denny investigates.

SHISHA SMOKING IN ETHNIC COMMUNITIES IS NOT AS INNOCENT AS YOU MAY THINK.
Statistics by the British Heart Foundation reveal that an hour-long session of shisha can allow you to inhale the same amount of smoke from more than 100 tobacco cigarettes. But a quarter of adults in London believe shisha is a safer alternative. Reporter Jyoti Kumar looks into this popular trend.

HANWELL COMMINUTY RESIDENTS BUILD CLUB FROM DERELICT BUILDING.
Currently, London faces a huge housing deficit. But with about 700,000 empty buildings across England, the numbers don't add up. We went to Hanwell to see how a community used its own initiative to convert a derelict building into something to be proud of.

HUNGER AWARENESS INITIATIVE COMES TO LONDON.
Almost one billion people live in extreme poverty and hunger around the world. The Hunger Project and international NGO is committed to changing that, starting with the World Hunger Day Concert at the Royal Albert Hall with huge celebrity support. Zaneta Denny finds out more.

FAST GIRLS MOVIE MAKES DIVERSE CHANGES TO BRITISH CINEMA.
Finally, racing straight towards the top of the box office charts new London-based Brit flick Fast Girls was released this month. Our reporters went down to the red carpet to find out how the film is making cinema history for diverse actresses….
 


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