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Amar Mehta

Litigation Reporter

Location icon United Kingdom

Responsible for writing exclusive and off-diary news stories for The Lawyer, primarily about litigation and disputes.

Formerly, a reporter at The Richmond & Twickenham Times and Wandsworth Times.

Words in The Telegraph and London in Stereo.

You can contact me at [email protected]

Portfolio
The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/15/2019
Jones Day leads in bitter Sheffield United football dispute

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The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/03/2019
Whatever happened to...the Fountain Court juniors of 2016?

While The Lawyer 's annual Top 20 cases heralds star QCs at the top at their game, it also unearths the next generation of the Bar. Here's how One Essex Court juniors have fared since appearing in the list.

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
06/05/2019
Junior lawyers tell Pinsents: "We want advocacy training"

In one of the most significant follow-on damages cases this year, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan will have to wait longer than anticipated to defend a claim as a judge has adjourned the trucks dispute. The case, featured in The Lawyer's Top 20 cases 2019, was due to be heard in the Competition Appeal Tribunal on June [...]

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/13/2019
In court this week: Hogan Lovells, Clydes and HSF

A pensions dispute involving Hogan Lovells in the Court of Appeal leads this week, as ITV bring a challenge against The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
06/05/2019
Top Northern set Exchange Chambers eyes move to London

The predominantly Northern-based Exchange Chambers has decided to make the move to London, after announcing a record turnover in the last financial year.

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/13/2019
In court this week: Hogan Lovells, Clydes and HSF

A pensions dispute involving Hogan Lovells in the Court of Appeal leads this week, as ITV bring a challenge against The Pensions Regulator (TPR).

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
11/05/2019
The magic circle has a race problem - and it isn't getting better anytime soon

"BAME lawyers should recognise the task at hand is not easy and understand how vital it is not to quit the profession," says Paul Hastings' Jennie Dorsaint. Diversity in all contexts should be enriching. So why does the legal profession appear to still walk on eggshells?

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/03/2019
SRA reveals full list of allegations against Freshfields partner

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The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/02/2019
Slaughters on call for EY after audit reform backlash

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The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/01/2019
BCLP in action as High Court blocks Heathrow runway challenge

A heavily public law-focused week sees the UK Government fighting off three massive claims related to transport, pharmaceuticals and human rights. The battle over how Heathrow Airport gained permission to build a new runway has made national news, particularly after it edged out its South London counterpart Gatwick Airport to the the chagrin of campaigners [...]

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/30/2019
Rosenblatt eyes £22m turnover for next year financials

Courtroom dramas often show nervous whistle blower employees stealing company documents or trench coated figures bugging phones to obtain that key bit of evidence which will crack the case wide open. However, despite the good intentions which might be behind such actions, is illegally or covertly obtained evidence actually admissible in court?

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/26/2019
Freshfields partner defends sexual misconduct claims in SDT - The Lawyer | Legal insight,...

A partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer appeared in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) today over allegations of non-consensual sex after a firm event. The Lawyer revealed last week that Ryan Beckwith was due to appear before the SDT, having been placed on indefinite leave by his firm.

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/23/2019
Quinn Emanuel recruits competition partner from Covington

In her first full calendar year as a Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner, Liesl Fichardt has proven her considerable worth to the decade-old London outpost. The former Clifford Chance head of tax investigations and disputes arrived at Quinn Emanuel (QE) as the first dedicated tax partner in the London office in late 2017, handling [...]

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/01/2019
One Brick Court's Garnier QC finds new home after chambers closure

As One Brick Court prepares to close its doors this summer, a number of its media and defamation stars have found new homes, including Andrew Caldecott QC who was recently instructed by Linklaters in its injunction hearing. Caldecott QC is one of several heavy hitters who will move to rival media chambers 5RB in Gray's [...]

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
05/13/2019
Cohen & Gresser bolsters M&A practice in London

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The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/30/2019
Mishcon loses to Cleary in billion-dollar mining arbitration

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The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/17/2019
DLA Piper granted chance to appeal in case over Brexit frustration

AIM, a market of the London Stock Exchange, is the world's premier market for smaller growing companies. AIM serves as a mechanism for companies seeking access to capital to realise their growth and innovation potential. It plays a vital role in the funding environment for small and medium-sized enterprises as they develop their businesses.

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/16/2019
Blackstone silks take centre stage in footballer's Nazi salute allegations

Courtroom dramas often show nervous whistle blower employees stealing company documents or trench coated figures bugging phones to obtain that key bit of evidence which will crack the case wide open. However, despite the good intentions which might be behind such actions, is illegally or covertly obtained evidence actually admissible in court?

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/11/2019
Assange arrest: Barristers line up to represent Wikileaks co-founder

Courtroom dramas often show nervous whistle blower employees stealing company documents or trench coated figures bugging phones to obtain that key bit of evidence which will crack the case wide open. However, despite the good intentions which might be behind such actions, is illegally or covertly obtained evidence actually admissible in court?

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
04/04/2019
Former Simmons lawyer alleges discrimination in ongoing French row

Vicky Wickremeratne's expertise in defending financial services clients in high reputational risk cases goes far beyond her five years as a partner at Simmons & Simmons. Prior to returning to Simmons in 2013, she served as managing director and senior counsel in Goldman Sachs' Hong Kong office.

The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs
03/22/2019
Whatever happened to...the 4 New Square juniors of 2016?

While The Lawyer's annual Top 20 cases heralds star QCs at the top at their game, it also unearths the next generation of the Bar. Here's how 4 New Square's juniors have fared since appearing in the list.

Local News

Wandsworth Times
08/06/2018
A Tooting loan shark has been sentenced to 13-months in jail

A loan shark from Tooting has been jailed after pocketing more than £700,000 from his victims. Bradley Belloni, 38, of Chasefield Road was handed a 13-month jail term at Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court on Friday, August 3. Belloni pleaded guilty to charges of lending money without a licence and money laundering at an earlier hearing on June 29.

Wandsworth Times
07/20/2018
Putney resident convicted of voyeurism

A Putney man has pleaded guilty to voyeurism offences after he watched and took images of women and girls in a leisure centre changing rooms and toilets.

Richmond and Twickenham Times
12/13/2018
Group fighting proposed ban on campaigning outside Twickenham abortion clinic

A women's action group is hoping a proposed public spaces protection order in Twickenham will not go ahead. Be Here For Me, a group of "mothers against the ban on help outside abortion centres", has fought against plans for a PSPO outside the Pregnancy Advisory Service Clinic in Rosslyn Road.

Richmond and Twickenham Times
12/14/2018
'The council needs to put it to a stop': Abortion clinic responds to action group

The charity behind a pregnancy advisory clinic in Richmond at the centre of a debate over a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) has responded to campaigners. Be Here For Me has been fighting a proposed PSPO outside the British Pregnancy Advisory Service clinic on Rosslyn Road, which would prevent campaigners standing outside the abortion clinic.

Richmond and Twickenham Times
12/20/2018
Youth clubs future at stake after ground dispute

A proposed lease termination has given Hampton & Richmond Youth FC a major unplanned facilities challenge. Hampton Wick Cricket Club, who currently lease the ground to the youth team, have decided to change tenant at Kingsfield, after 20 years. Surrey Youth League have determined that, due to lack of amenities, Hampton Common can also no longer be used.

Richmond and Twickenham Times
12/18/2018
In Pictures: Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visits Twickenham care home

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, brought Christmas cheer to retired artists and entertainers, as she visited the Royal Variety Charity's residential nursing home in Twickenham. Meghan, 37, wore a white printed Brock Collection dress, which hugged her baby bump and a grey Soia and Kyo coat for this morning's visit to Brinsworth House.

Business and Technology

The Telegraph
06/14/2018
Tritax mulls £300m float to snap up European warehouses

UK-based property manager Tritax is considering raising up to £300m through a float of its continental European warehouses business to launch a new investment trust. The planned IPO comes amid rapid growth in online shopping, which has spurred a booming market for logistic and distribution companies.

Steemit
03/18/2018
Into a cashless world - Steemit

Cryptocurrency is poised to bring a cashless world into reality. The industry, worth $500 billion is becoming mainstream and offers an alternative to traditional banking. This new technology allows users to send money almost instantly from any mobile device. It works by having a large number of network computers verifying transactions and recording them on a public database.

The Telegraph
06/08/2018
Google pledges not to develop AI weapons

Google has pledged not to use its artificial intelligence technology in military weapons or anything that might weaken human rights in a set of principles announced on Thursday. This commitment follows protests from staff over the US military's research into using Google's vision recognition systems to help guide drones.

The Telegraph
06/13/2018
Kim Kardashian says she may have convinced Twitter to add an edit button

Kim Kardashian claims she may have convinced Twitter boss Jack Dorsey to add an edit button to the social media platform. Dorsey was invited to rapper Kanye West's 41st birthday party. The reality TV star took the opportunity at her husband's party to speak to the Twitter founder about adding an edit feature.

The Telegraph
06/05/2018
Google and Facebook should face investigation by the UK competition watchdog claim researchers

Google and Facebook should face investigation by the UK competitions watchdog for using consumers data to consolidate their grips on their markets and limit the prospect for consumer choice, researchers have found. According to recent report on consumer data by Which?, the media giants have substantial market power on some of the most important data-dependent services that many consumers view as essential to their daily lives.

The Telegraph
06/08/2018
Google pledges not to develop AI weapons

Google has pledged not to use its artificial intelligence technology in military weapons or anything that might weaken human rights in a set of principles announced on Thursday. This commitment follows protests from staff over the US military's research into using Google's vision recognition systems to help guide drones.

The Telegraph
06/05/2018
Fake Fortnite Android apps trick users into giving away details

Android users are being tricked by fake versions of popular video game Fortnite which infect devices their devices with spyware, warns cloud-based security company Zscaler. The popular strategy survival game with 45 million active players was released on Microsoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4 and XBox One in July last year.

The Telegraph
06/07/2018
Police drone helps rescue missing man from perilous cliff edge

A police drone located a missing man on a perilous cliff edge after eight minutes, leading to his eventual rescue. In a dramatic video, which was shared by the Devon, Cornwall and Dorset police drone unit, the drone was sent up to search the area and found the man using a heatseeking and thermal imaging camera.

The Telegraph
06/13/2018
A parent's guide to managing your children's smartphone use

Parents and children's charities are raising concerns about the effect that smartphones, messaging apps and social media are having on children. While mobile phones were once merely a way to stay in touch, smartphones now offer access to a massive array of material, a lot of which may be unsuitable for children.

The Telegraph
06/14/2018
Female gamers say they are frozen out of esports: 'You have to work twice as hard'

eSports and livestream video content are two of the fastest growing industries in terms of viewers and is quickly becoming recognised as a sport. However, just like traditional sports there is a disparity between the number of men and women playing competitively and the handful of competitive female gamers earn significantly less than their male counterparts.

The Telegraph
06/15/2018
Google struggles to retain Black and Latino workers

Google is struggling to retain employees from ethnic minorities because they do no feel included in the workplace, the company's annual diversity report has revealed. Black employees make up just 2.5 percent of the US workforce and Latino employees make up 3.6 percent and the statistics from the report have hurt Google's ability to make progress in representation.

The Telegraph
06/13/2018
Bitcoin's soaring value down to manipulation, scientists claim

Bitcoin's meteoric price rise may have been down to price manipulation using another virtual currency, researchers have suggested. Scientists at the University of Texas analysed transactions on Bitfinex, where Bitcoin can be bought and sold and identified patterns which suggest that the prices were successfully pushed up when they slumped at other exchanges, by using another virtual currency called Tether.

LONDON IN STEREO
02/27/2019
Murkage Dave // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

After spending the start of the year touring with Mike Skinner and The Streets, Murkage Dave returned to headline his home city and stole the stage at Omeara, London. Having spent the best part of two months warming up crowds for Hip-Hop legends, The Streets, Murkage Dave is by no means a warm-up act.

The Telegraph
06/14/2018
Police face legal challenge over 'authoritarian' facial recognition technology

The Metropolitan Police is facing a legal challenge over its use of facial recognition technology to spot potential suspects in crowds. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch on Thursday launched what it described as a landmark legal challenge, with the backing of Baroness Jenny Jones.

The Telegraph
06/05/2018
Ginger emojis arrive on Android and iOS

Redheads across the UK can finally celebrate now that ginger emojis have arrived on smartphones. It was announced in February by The Unicode Consortium that ginger emojis would be coming to Android and iPhones. This followed a year-long campaign, where almost 22,000 people signed the petition calling for redhead emojis.

The Telegraph
06/12/2018
UK banks should 'help fund' China's push for new 'Silk Road' between East and West

UK banks should play a bigger role in financing China's push to create a "modern Silk road" trade corridor between East and West, the City of London Corporation has said. Catherine McGuiness, the City's policy chief, said London should seize its chance to become a "natural western hub" for financing China's so-called 'Belt and Road Initiative' (BRI), in a report published today.

Music

LONDON IN STEREO
05/15/2019
Loyle Carner // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Much anticipation has surrounded Loyle Carner's tour, hyped by his second album, after almost two years without making music. The south Londoner did not disappoint at the sold-out crowd at the Camden Roundhouse. Having seen him perform at Rescue Rooms in Nottingham not long after the release of Yesterday's Gone, Loyle's growth since has been remarkable.

LONDON IN STEREO
03/20/2019
Dave - Psychodrama // Album Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Dave - Psychodrama. 8th March 2019 South London rapper Dave's most recent single, 'Black', caused a storm. When the follow-up to his 2018 number 1 'Funky Friday' was added to the Radio 1 playlist, it provoked a flood of complaints, enough for breakfast show host Greg James to address the issue on air and Annie Mac to defend the song on Twitter.

LONDON IN STEREO
08/13/2018
Maeve // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

We spoke to Maeve ahead of her August show at Old Blue Last, London. Born in the Cayman Islands, Maeve grew up surrounded by music. Her family were always singing or playing music. It was at the age of 14 when she got her first guitar, from there she started exploring the musical world.

LONDON IN STEREO
07/26/2019
Ryan Ashley // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Hailing from north London, R&B singer-songwriter Ryan Ashley dropped his much-anticipated debut EP Innocent earlier this week. Previously, Ryan Ashley has released a string of singles, including 'Innocent' featuring Kate Stewart. The concept of the EP, of the same title, is the fruition of eight years of work, having started writing songs at the tender age of 15.

LONDON IN STEREO
08/09/2019
The KTNA // Album Review | LONDON IN STEREO

The KTNA​ is genre-splicing twin sisters with boundless energy and unfiltered optimism. Made in Kenya, raised in Manchester, and now residing in London, Hope​ and ​Millie Katana ​ weave their otherworldly-soul with experience to create an opulent musical tapestry that reveals new intricacies with every listen.

LONDON IN STEREO
06/17/2019
Cartae // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Hailing from Wembley, the mild-mannered Cartae is coming into her own as an artist. 2019 is set to be a big year for the young singer-songwriter and so we sat down with her for a quick chat as her EP,

LONDON IN STEREO
04/03/2019
Rina Mushonga // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Following several London shows in 2018 and teasing singles from her second album, Rina Mushonga released her much-anticipated project in March. The Dutch-Zimbabwean spoke to us about In A Galaxy, the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2014's debut The Wild, The Wilderness.

LONDON IN STEREO
01/23/2019
Swindle - No More Normal // Album Review | LONDON IN STEREO

An appreciation for jazz and funk has coursed through Swindle's music since the very start and his latest project, No More Normal, continues that love affair with a unique cross-section of UK music talent. No More Normal, Swindle's latest offering which is out on Friday 25th January, features a unique cross-section of the UK's music scene including Ghetts, D Double E, Andrew Ashong and Nubya Garcia.

LONDON IN STEREO
02/21/2019
Art School Girlfriend // In Short | LONDON IN STEREO

Art School Girlfriend is the moniker of Polly Mackey, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer from Wrexham, North Wales. Her upcoming second EP Into The Blue Hour tracks her move from London to a tightly knit creative community in the seaside town of Margate, where she now lives and runs an art bookshop - Spine Books - with her girlfriend.

LONDON IN STEREO
03/04/2019
Iyamah // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Possessing the kind of natural musical and lyrical prowess that seems to have emerged fully-formed, fast-rising vocalist ​Iyamah delivered her soulful new single ​'Seasons' late last year. We caught up with the singer as she now gears up to unleash Truth EP, a 5-track project holding true to the stripped back sounds that have garnered her notable praise and showcased her stunning brand of raw neo-soul.

ITCHY SILK
04/21/2018
BIGGIE 'THE BON APPÈTITÈ' | ITCHY SILK

In his second piece writer Amar discusses the enduring love affair that some have with Biggie . April 1997 his sophomore albumreached the number one spot on the Billboard charts. It was a sophomore helping Biggie along the hip-hop road to legendary status. His death (as is the case) hastened that 'legendary' status.

LONDON IN STEREO
04/19/2019
Loyle Carner // Album Review | LONDON IN STEREO

It's been two years since Loyle Carner released his debut album, Yesterday's Gone and after much anticipation the south London rapper drops his second project, Not Waving, But Drowning. On the evidence of his second project he has gone through growth as an artist but hasn't lost his razor-sharp flow and his unique storytelling ability along the way.

LONDON IN STEREO
05/20/2019
Blush'ko // In Short | LONDON IN STEREO

Blush'ko shares some home truths via some quick fire questions as we listen to his newest EP Blush'ko in Love Pt.2. From mac and cheese, to SG Lewis, to Take and the Bangas... Following soul-infused releases 'Japanese Hotel' and 'Like a Heartbeat', Macedonian born, Melbourne based Blush'ko recently released his highly anticipated EP Blush'ko in Love Pt.2.

LONDON IN STEREO
04/03/2019
Etta Bond // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Etta Bond recently unveiled He's Mine - the second instalment of her double album, following the release of part one earlier this year, titled He's Not Mine. We caught up with the singer to chat about her new work and what she's been up to since we spoke to her last year as she prepares to embark on her UK and European tour.

LONDON IN STEREO
10/31/2018
Big Zuu // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Big Zuu, O2 Islington, October 2018. The rise of grime in the last 18 months has seen it come into the mainstream forum, with the likes of Stormzy and Giggs becoming almost household names. This has given younger MCs the platform to show their talent - and Big Zuu is doing exactly that.

LONDON IN STEREO
04/11/2018
Tom Misch - Geography // Album Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Following a successful UK and Europe tour, multi-instrumental producer Tom Misch's Geography builds on the DIY works employed in previous projects, Beat Tape 1 and 2, Out to Sea and the multi-layered 5 Day Mischon. Geography is a more polished, less adventurous album, but this shows the growth Misch has gone through as a musician and producer.

LONDON IN STEREO
10/10/2018
Ragz Originale // In Five | LONDON IN STEREO

After meticulously honing his talent Ragz Originale is coming out from behind the scenes with his first studio album, Nature, which is out on October 12. We caught up with the West Londoner, to find out about a few tracks that influenced his sound.

LONDON IN STEREO
02/06/2019
Che Lingo // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

We spoke to South London Rapper, Ché Lingo, about his influences - ranging from youth clubs, to Ghetts, to his nan - ahead of the release of his latest EP, Sensitive. Despite only going full-time as a musician two years ago, Ché, has been making music from as young as 12, spending many of his formative years mixing in youth clubs across south London.

ITCHY SILK
07/16/2018
THE GET DOWN: THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP | ITCHY SILK

In this short piece, writer Amar Mehta takes us through a short summary of history in the U.S, and tells us more about its relationship within Black culture and American politics. Born in the Bronx in the 70s, hip-hop has been extremely significant to the context of Black society in America, and still is to this day.

LONDON IN STEREO
07/10/2018
DEACON // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Photos by Matthew Joseph Interview by Amar Mehta "London has it all. So many of my friends are from different backgrounds and cultures, This really inspires me. I am just inspired by life and what's happening around me." From a young age, Ryan Henry, known by his stage name DEACON, has had a penchant for music and poetry.

ITCHY SILK
03/24/2018
INTO THE VAULTS WITH-CRAIG DAVID AND 7 DAYS | ITCHY SILK

In this Into The Vaults #itchysilk writer Amar Mehta looks at the UK born Craig David and his track 7-Days (2000). Craig David was part of the whole UK garage 2-step scene circa 1990's when names like So Solid were plying their trade.

LONDON IN STEREO
09/18/2018
Masego // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

In front of a full, probably oversold, Shephard's Bush Empire, Jamaican-American Masego brought his TrapHouseJazz to an excited and anticipating crowd. His innately good-spirited and carefree nature came across through his set, with his distinctive joy embodied in his music. Using musical elements from three genres, his unique sound had the crowd dancing and singing to every word.

LONDON IN STEREO
06/26/2018
MNEK // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Uzoechi Osisioa Emenike has had slow rise to fame in the last 12 months. Known as MNEK, the south London artist put on a humbling show when we saw him at Wilton Hall last Tuesday June 14th.

LONDON IN STEREO
03/12/2018
Tom Misch // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Roundhouse - March 8th South London producer Tom Misch started off making beats in his bed room aged 16. Inspired by J Dilla, Misch, 22, is an artist who has it all: he can sing, write, play the guitar and produce. He is an artist who can't be pinned into one genre, traversing across jazz, hip-hop and funk.

LONDON IN STEREO
06/07/2018
RAYE // Live Review | LONDON IN STEREO

Village Underground - May 31st 2018 Raye broke into the UK music scene last year when she featured on Jax Jones single 'You don't know.' Since then she has come on leaps and bounds and it was evident last night at Village Underground.

LONDON IN STEREO
09/04/2018
Lethal Bizzle // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Lethal Bizzle has been a major player in UK's rap scene since he emerged on the scene with Pow, released in 2004. 14 years later, he will be going on tour with one of his favourite artists and American rapper 50 Cent and G-Unit.

LONDON IN STEREO
12/13/2018
Rukhsana Merrise - Child // Album Review | LONDON IN STEREO

After teasing fans with singles, west London's rising singer-songwriter Rukhsana Merrise releases Child, in the first part of her anticipated two-part album Child O Today. Following a whirlwind year, which included performing alongside legendary MC Ghetts at BBC 1XTRA Live Lounge, Rox gives fans a taste of her talent as a solo artist.

LONDON IN STEREO
10/22/2018
Murkage Dave // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

With his new album having just dropped, it's likely you'll have heard a lot about this guy over the last week. We caught up with Murkage Dave to chat a bit about his upbringing, his music and the Manchester Rave scene just a day after his UK tour sold out in 24 hours.

LONDON IN STEREO
11/12/2018
Rukhsana Merrise // Interview | LONDON IN STEREO

Hailing from West London, singer-songwriter Rukhsana Merrise (known to most as Rox) is gearing up to release her first studio album later this year. We've already been swooning over singles 'Sober' and 'Could've Been' and now we definitely want more. We caught up with Rox to find out a little more about it.

Sport

Impact Magazine
11/08/2016
Should FIFA allow England and Scotland to wear the Poppy? - Impact Magazine

With the international break now upon us, there has been further controversy surrounding the FA and English football. This time the feud is with FIFA, who have banned wearing poppies on Armistice Day. Traditionally, the British public wear the poppy symbol at this time of year to remember those who lost their lives fighting for this country.

Impact Magazine
03/15/2017
A Successful Season so far for UoN Athletics - Impact Magazine

After a stella start to the season for UoN Athletics, Amar Mehta sat down with club president Jack Millar to find out the secrets behind their recent success. Hi Jack, thanks for joining me today. How have the Athletics team been doing this year in your competitions?

Impact Magazine
10/31/2016
Team GB heroes parade across UK while legend Ennis-Hill retires - Impact Magazine

After an overwhelmingly successful Olympics and Paralympic games in Brazil this summer, Team GB's athletes celebrated in with victory parades in Manchester and London. In Manchester, 150,000 people braved the wet weather to line the route wearing gold hats and waving the union jack. 400 athletes gathered at the procession.

Broadsport
03/13/2018
Was Carrick underappreciated?

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick has announced this week that he will be hanging up his boots at the end of the season aged 36. The former West Ham and Tottenham player has spent most of this season on the sideline, after suffering a heart problem in a league cup game against Burton in September.

Broadsport
04/02/2018
A World Cup doomed to fail? Russia 2018

Anticipation, excitement, nerves, pride and expecting the unexpected. These are all emotions many football fans feel in the build-up to a World Cup. Every four years the best of the best from around the world come together in the greatest sporting tournament in the world.

Broadsport
05/14/2018
The link between sport and mental health

Ahead of Mental Health Awarness Week, Amar Mehta looks at the impact sport can have on the mental well-being of young people. In every classroom, three children have a diagnosable mental health problem. This doubled between the 1980s and mid-2000s. That roughly translates into one in 10 children aged 5-16.

Impact Magazine
10/30/2016
Ballon D'or or Ballon snore? - Impact Magazine

As usual, France Football have announced their thirty candidates for this year's Ballon d'Or (full list below). Of course, the usual suspects are on the list. Favourites include Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann. However, this year's nominations have thrown up a few surprises both in terms of inclusions and exclusions.

The Panoptic
03/07/2018
Football: A sexist institution?

While people across the world celebrate International Women's day, football still fails to live up to modern gender standards. The comment section on the highlights of an England women's game is just one example of this. For a number of years women have fought to be on an equal footing with men.

Broadsport
04/02/2018
A World Cup doomed to fail? Russia 2018

Anticipation, excitement, nerves, pride and expecting the unexpected. These are all emotions many football fans feel in the build-up to a World Cup. Every four years the best of the best from around the world come together in the greatest sporting tournament in the world.

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