Matt Burton

Writer and Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I am currently Editorial Assistant for Slimming World Magazine and have experience of producing original content for newspapers, magazines and online.

I’m a graduate of News Associates London with a Gold Standard NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. I have written original news stories and features for local newspapers, as well as national magazines and websites.

I specialise in writing about true life weight loss stories but I have written about many diverse subjects, including entertainment, sport, politics and human interest stories.

I have previously written for, Radio Times, Little White Lies, TV Choice and Total TV Guide, SW Londoner, Johnstone Press and the Newark Advertiser.

Until recently, I produced an online blog ( on all things film and television.

Slimming World Magazine
'Freedom is...hitting the open road'

At over 27st, Paul Holmes was losing the thrill of riding his motorbike, and worried for his health. Now more than 12st lighter, he's enjoying more energy than ever and living life at full throttle

Slimming World Magazine
Fitness on tap!

Use your smartphone or tablet to help you move more with our pick of the best small-screen motivation boosters

Jon Favreau to direct live-action remake of The Lion King

After successfully delivering a jaw-dropping live-action remake of The Jungle Book earlier this year, it looks like director Jon Favreau is not quite done with revisiting beloved Disney properties. The Hollywood director cheekily sent a cryptic tweet out this morning teasing that he might be about to board a remake of The Lion King, which was swiftly confirmed by Disney in a press release.

Louis Theroux gives away free tickets to Twitter lookalike

Louis Theroux is embarking on his first tour of Australia this month. As you might expect of a chance to meet the king of the documentary, tickets have been in hot demand. But fear not, the man himself has revealed there's an easy way to get a free ticket to one of his gigs: you just need to look like Louis Theroux.

Little White Lies
Why are superhero movies so reluctant to embrace sexual diversity? | Little White Lies

There was an unusual sight at this year's London Comic Con. Amid the usual previews, expert panels and cosplay contests, a gay superhero was brought to life for the first time via a fake movie trailer. Launched by social change company Shape History, the #LGBTSuperheroes campaign video is leading calls for more LGBT superheroes to be portrayed in Hollywood productions.

South West Londoner
Lambeth council estate documentary aims to 'humanise the inhumane process of gentrification' -...

A documentary maker is hoping to humanise London's gentrification debate with his film examining a Lambeth council estate's destruction screening at Brixton's Ritzy Picturehouse on Sunday. Uprooted highlights the plight of Myatts Field North residents who have been forced from their homes as part a Lambeth Council's controversial regeneration project - an essential part of the Labour-led authority's pledge to build 1,000 new homes by 2018.

Total TV Guide
Sweetness is our weakness

Jamie Oliver returns to the campaign trail to reveal why our collective sweet tooth could be our downfall

South West Londoner
Not your average PE lesson: Dutch champions bring korfball to Tooting schools - South West Londoner

Dutch korfball champions showed off their skills at three Tooting schools in a bid to encourage sport participation today. The Dutch under-17s reigning World Champions took time out from their preparations for the upcoming European Championships to put on a series of taster sessions for pupils of Graveney School, Furzedown Primary School and Fircroft Primary School today.

South West Londoner
Single parent families worst affected by welfare reforms as Wandsworth Foodbank sees users surge...

Vulnerable people in Wandsworth are increasingly being forced into food poverty and associated suicidal tendencies by the government's welfare reforms, a new report has warned. Wandsworth Foodbank distributed enough emergency food to feed more than 4,000 people in the last 12 months, according to their annual food poverty report, which is a 25% increase on the previous year.

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