London 360 10/10/11
11 October 2011, 03:47
This week's show is presented by Maleena Pone.
For their ninth show, London 360 are in the BUFF – the British Urban Film Festival that is – where reporter Simon Constantine had exclusive access to the industry's up and coming talent.
Funmi Olutoye reports from the launch of 'Calling London' a book that tells the stories of Londoners battling for survival under the toughest conditions. This is in association with the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund, a campaign designed to tackle the grinding poverty in the capital. Features Mayor Boris Johnson.
In the last five years, mental health problems have soared in the capital, with anxiety and depression among the most commonly diagnosed illnesses. Reporter Latisha Ma explores the reasons behind London's high mental health issues.
Gang crime in London is a disturbing and deep-rooted issue with shootings frequently hitting the headlines, leading politicians to describe London's youth as child soldiers involved in a postcode war. HipHop artist Chipmunk speaks to London 360 about the core issues surrounding gun crime and possible solutions.
Includes regular features Secret London, this week the Grant Museum of Zoology, and Londoner of the Week pro-active Big Issue vendor Billie Bickley.
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