London 360 07/11/11
08 November 2011, 12:54
Same city. New faces. http://communitychannel.mediatrust.org/london360/
The first show is presented by Tom Whiter, bringing you the latest stories from London.
First up, a night under the stars in the square mile might not soundlike your idea of fun, but for the demonstrators at Occupy London it seems the only way to make themselves heard. But do they have a unified voice? Reporter Emily Jane Brown braved a cold October night in a tent to ask them that very question.
Rickshaws have become a common feature of the West End, but are they a fun, green alternative as their supporters claim? Or a dangerous menace to pedestrians and road-users alike? Simon Constantine spoke to those on both sides of the debate.
Weekly feature – Olympic London. With the games in the capital next summer edging ever closer, we'll be looking into how London and its residents are gearing up for the greatest show on Earth. This week takes us to a new Olympic-themed exhibition from a drum and bass legend, actor and graffiti artist extraordinaire. To London Bridge then, as we chat art and athletics with Goldie.
Starting up a business may sound daunting, but with the opportunity to get creative and be your own boss, it's unsurprising many young Londoners have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug. Reporter Rose Manley set out to meet some of the capital's young go-getters.
According to a UK survey, fifty per cent of elderly and disabled people say they don't see friends and family as often as they would like because of inaccessible transport. It seems that, despite allocated spaces and extra measures to make access easier for these people, the battle to get around the capital continues. Our reporter Funmi Olutoye has more on the story.
Our first Londoner of the Week of Series 2 is up for a national award, having spent nearly two decades fundraising and campaigning for the rights of people living with brain injury. We went to East London to find out about the charity he started and the personal tragedy that inspired it all.