Author: Iyobosa Ozigbo

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A media student from Birmingham City University has been praised for his heroics after rushing to give first aid to two people caught up in a car crash he’d witnessed. John-Paul Kesseler, 37, a First Year BA Hons Media Production student has been dubbed a ‘good Samaritan’, even though his actions meant that he now has to self-isolate because one of the victims tested positive for COVID-19. John-Paul (far left) with friends on a night out Police confirmed that a man was seriously injured after being hit by a car on Holloway Circus Queensway at around 3.40am on 24 September.…

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University students’ anger as landlord charges £1,066 rent while they are absent during the lockdown Glenn Boadu with housemates Ysabelle Lumb, Hannah Smith and Suman Medtia Social work student at the University of Leeds Glenn Boadu lives on Kirkstall Lane in a private rented house in Leeds, with his four housemates Ysabelle Lumb, Hannah Smith, Suman Medtia and Emma Krofchak. Glenn’s and housemates rented house on Kirkstall Lane With universities across the country stopping face to face teaching for the year, many students moved out of their accommodation to go home and be with their families. Private managed accommodation like…

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Keyworker stops taking London transport to work as he finds it difficult to stay safe due to crammed underground services. Credit Getty Images BBC assistant editor George Mann, 52, who lives in Woodford Green decided to start getting a cab to work on the first official day of lockdown. He said: “A couple of weeks ago, I thought it was fine. People were staying at home so there was plenty of room on the tube. “However after the weekend, London Underground dramatically reduced the number of trains. It was deeply unpleasant and the carriages were rammed so I stopped using…

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St Basils homelessness charity in Birmingham has provided 59 young people a place to stay in their Edmonds Court project since the start of Covid-19. St Basils Edmond Court accommodation (Credit: St. Basils) The organisation’s daily routine has been revised due to the pandemic. Managers told Birmingham Eastside the main aim is to prevent the young people they support getting the illness, or if they do, to make sure those people have the support to manage it. Head of fundraising and communications at St Basils, Barrie Hodge explained they’ve taken several measures. “We have recruited a team of volunteers to…

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A Walsall women whose son has autism and severe learning difficulties says any changes to the road layout near her home could be disastrous for him. (credit A34 Safety Action Group Facebook page) Lin Lloyd is a carer for her 30-year old son Daniel. They have lived on Walsall Road, in Great Barr for 34 years. Lin is concerned proposals for a sprint bus along A34 through Perry Barr might upset his routine, causing him to self-harm. She also fears she might have to sell their house. (credit by Iyobosa Ozigbo) She attended a public meeting of concerned residents protesting…

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