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The current features editors are Annabelle Jarrett, Colin Vanelli, and Marianne Hii.

Homeless man found dead near Parliament

Last Wednesday, a homeless man was found dead in the underpass of Westminster tube station, which serves the Houses of Parliament. The Metropolitan police reported the death as “unexplained, but not suspicious.” A Portuguese national, he was a former model…

Labour pledges land reforms in a bid to recreate ‘municipal socialism’

In a speech to Labour party councillors on the 3rd of February, Jeremy Corbyn set out his plans to challenge the status quo of how houses are built in this country. At the heart of Labour’s plans are changes to…

We Can Turn the Tide on Gentrification

By Nash Croker Last week the grassroots organisation of local residents, unions, students and Labour campaigners made sure plans to redevelop areas of North and South London have had to be shelved. Claire Kober’s resignation last Tuesday marks an end…

Haringey Development Vehicle Likely to be Scrapped After Council Leader Claire Kober Resigns
Labour party infighting and local opposition to the proposed Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) has led to council leader Claire Kober announcing she will resign in May. With the next council leader likely to be a member of anti-HDV Momentum the…
“The Biggest Mess I Have Seen In My Lifetime” Ken Clarke MP talks Brexit, Trump, and the “Formidable” Lady Thatcher

By Leighton Hughes I was fortunate enough in December to speak with former UK Chancellor (1993 to 1997) Ken Clarke MP. A Member of Parliament since 1970, under 7 different Prime Ministers, he’s held government positions under the Thatcher, Major, and…

David Drew: Prioritising Conservation Post-Brexit

Features Editor Oli Wheeler speaks to Shadow Environment Minister David Drew about the need to invest in conservation and rural areas post-Brexit A Labour member, I was monitoring the count in my home constituency for my local party in Bristol…

Of Maids and Masters: My Experience Working at a Maid Café

By Yvonne Tse It was a dreary Saturday afternoon, I looked out of the window and saw the sky turning more blue-greyish by the second. Unhindered by the typical pre-monsoon season weather in Hong Kong, I nonchalantly fixed the front…

England’s Catalonia: Canvey Island Demands Autonomy

Roving Reporter Oli Wheeler talks to the leader of the Canvey independence movement Dave Blackwell and tries his hand at proper journalism Canvey Island, a small islet off the coast of Essex, wants to break away from Castle Point Borough…

The Beaver Launches “Breaking Ground” Investigation with Student Housing Survey

Features Editor Oli Wheeler writes about the new project, and gives his take on populism, globalisation and the housing crisis In 2015 the University of London published the results of its housing survey, showing that the average student in the…

Police Crackdown after Catalan Constitutional Crisis

More than three hundred people have been injured by police in Catalonia after the national government staged a crackdown on an illegal referendum held by the Spanish region on Sunday. Local citizens have been taking actions to protect polling stations…