• Canary Wharf’s Short Story Dispensers​
    Posted in: Features, Videos

    What do you do when you’re on the tube? Play a game on your phone? Listen to a podcast? Or maybe you just sit there and think about what you’re having for dinner? Well, from today, there’s another option. Three brand-new short story dispensers have been installed in Canary Wharf. This comes after a new […]

  • The Ultra Low Emission Zone Explained
    Posted in: Features

    From next Monday, TFL are implementing a new Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London. But what is it? How does it work? and is it even a good idea? Calum answers all these questions and more in the latest episode of Hot Buzz. More info here: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone

  • London Dog Week 2019
    Posted in: Features, Videos

    Today saw the penultimate instalment of London Dog Week (24-31 March 2019) as the festival teamed up with Urban Food Fest for a day of fun in Shoreditch. There was plenty to do for both dogs and humans alike, but both got to enjoy making plenty of new furry friends. There was live music, a […]

  • Mother’s Day Explained
    Posted in: Features

    Buying gifts for Mother’s Day is hard, everyone knows that. But less well know is how the tradition came to be. This week on Hot Fest Calum explores the history of Mother’s Day, having some fun along the way. Mother’s Day in the United Kingdom originated in the 16th century with a celebration called Mothering […]

  • London’s Population Problem
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    London has a population problem. More people are leaving the city than ever before, yet it’s population continues to grow. How is this happening and what does it mean for the future of London and the UK? In total 550,000 more British people have left London than moved in from other areas in the last […]

  • The Uncomforatble​ Truth About Solving Knife Crime
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    We are in the midst on a knife crime epidemic with the total number of stabbings in England and Wales the highest since records began. Everyone agrees that it’s a problem but no-one can agree on how to stop it. The first response that usually gets trotted out at this point is that we need […]

  • International Women’s Day – Women in Film
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    Today is International Women’s Day and to mark the occasion Marvel have released their first even female-led superhero movie, ‘Captain Marvel’. So we thought this would be a great chance to look back on the last year and see what, if anything, has changed for women in film. On the representation front, we are seeing […]

  • How to have a Healthy Pancake Day
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    Pancake Day is back again in 2019, another year of feeling guilty about copious amounts of lemon, sugar and Nutella. Well not anymore! Calum is here with a tutorial video to make your Shrove Tuesday healthy again. Here’s the recipe so you can make them for yourself. Raspberry Pancakes Ingredients: 200g self-raising flour1 tsp baking […]

  • Hot Tech: Can an Algorithm be Racist?
    Posted in: Features, Technology, Videos

    Algorithms are everywhere. They suggest what to buy on Amazon, what memes to look at on Facebook, and probably suggested this video to you on Youtube. But they also do far more serious things like identifying people via facial recognition, helping companies hire and fire, and even deciding if people should be released on bail. […]

  • Telly Hot: The Gillette Brouhaha
    Posted in: Features, Movies & TV Shows, Videos

    That women (much to their chagrin) have forever been ‘attacked’ and body shamed by unrealistic stereotypes and expectations of beauty in tv, movies, adverts, glossies is no secret. So have we truly come of age with men’s recent outcry and outrage, courtesy the recent Gillete advert? What’s the brouhaha all about? What’s Hot London?’s Calum […]