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Aaron Lacey

I am a trainee journalist currently writing for South West Londoner, along with other Londoner sites, for my time studying at university. 

Currently London based, and always happy to hear from anyone about anything that you want to bring attention too.

'A lot of it is actually just abuse': children viewing pornography as young as nine

Ten percent of children have seen pornography by the age of nine, a new report by the Children Commissioner has claimed.

The report stated that the content that children may be accessing is not like the ‘glamour’ magazines of the past – in reality it is often violent and degrading, ranging from sex between family members to physical aggression.

It also found that words like ‘teen’ and ‘schoolgirl’ were more common in porn that contained sexual violence.

Dame Rachel de Souza, the Children’s Co

Watching a funny YouTube clip can make you more productive

Watching a silly YouTube video or other short positive interventions can help you overcome the tasks at work you dread.

Otto Beisheim School of Management and Trinity Business School’s team of researchers said when you receive these positive interventions you become more engaged, creative and helpful towards your co-workers.

The paper says that employees cope with stressors and when coping with them employees have to engage in inhibiting, modifying or overriding spontaneous reactions.

They us

Forty percent of Londoners think they will default on rent payments

Forty percent of Londoners think they will struggle t pay their rent over the next six months, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed.

On the back of this shocking statistic, Khan has called an emergency summit on issues facing renters in the capital and joined in a call to action for the government to act now on the subject.

The summit will consist of private renters, charities, advocacy groups and politicians coming together to tackle the capital’s rental crisis.

In a statement, the Ma

How Twickenham Cygnets have been impacted by lioness win

It’s 100 days today since the Lionesses won the European Championship, and one Twickenham club can already see the impact it has made.

As soon as Chloe Kelly tapped in the winning goal, hope was sparked among pundits and commentators alike that more young women would be enticed into football.

That was the hope at Twickenham Cygnets, a girls’ football club who run age based teams from under-eight to under-18, and their chairman Eamonn Newell has seen an effect since the Lionesses’ win.

He said

Croydon Council gets £300,000 new funding for Tree Scheme

Croydon Council has been given £300,000 to plant almost 500 new trees to make the borough more vibrant.

The Forestry Commission has awarded the funding that will help to plant 370 trees where there is currently low tree coverage in the area.

Additionally, Trees for Streets has received extra funding from the Mayor of London for an extra 110 trees to be planted around urban areas and parks.

The programme has partnered with Croydon Council and is designed so people can sponsor trees to ease the

Protected Twickenham tree in danger from new properties, community group claims

A protected tree is in danger of being severely hurt by the development of three new properties in Twickenham, a community group has claimed.

According to the group Friends of Twickenham Green, a protected Eucalyptus tree is under threat from plans for a pair of two-story semi-detached dwelling and a single-story dwelling with parking and amenities spaces behind 18-22 Hampton Road, Twickenham.

Residents near the site have voiced their concerns to Richmond Council, with the protected tree at th