Joe Mellor

Joe Mellor

Head of News & Social Media at The London Economic

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Portal Wars – What does this mean for you?

By Bea Patel, Director of www.shopforanagent.co.uk This year has seen the biggest shake up in the property industry with the arrival of a new property portal OnTheMarket.com. Dominating estate agent news, the portal launched on the 26th January and was formed by Agents’ Mutual, a not-for-profit organisation consisting of a group...

Rabid – DVD/Blu Review

By Sam Inglis @24fpsuk  David Cronenberg used to have a lot of nicknames; Dave Deprave, the Baron of Blood, the King of Venereal Horror. These have been used less and less as his work has, especially in the last two decades, become more outwardly cerebral, but even in his goriest...

10 Ways To Make Your House a Home

By Adele Shotton-Pugh, Interior Designer of www.TerrysFabrics.co.uk A place we can call home is high-up on most people's success and achievement list. A house is just a house after all, but add in some minor and some major aspects and you can easily turn a house into a home. A...

Five Ways You Can Work and Travel the World

Five Ways You Can Work and Travel the World By Sean Revell  Got a friend or family member who’s been lucky enough to travel the globe and earn a wage while they’re at it? If you ever felt a tinge of envy alongside your initial excitement for them, maybe it’s...

Brits love to get away for Valentine’s

 By Steve Taggart Huge number of British couples are taking their partners to hotels, making the most of Valentine's Day...by staying in bed, according to lastminute.com More than a fifth of Brits (over ten million people*) will set off to get off this weekend (33% more than last year) and a...

Rise of the left in S.Europe

By Laura Griffiths The potent austerity measures that Southern Europe has had to contend with as a result of the Eurozone crisis were never going to be welcomed with open arms. With the number of people protesting in the hundreds of thousands and culminating in violence since 2010, it was inevitable...

Have you ever wondered how travel was born?

By Neil Kook Have you ever wondered how travel was born? A new online visual tool that charts the evolution of global travel created by ‘Journeys are made @ gapyear.com’ (www.gapyear.com) helps out a little. The ‘History of Travel’ is an education tool that curious travellers and history buffs can use...

Spotlight on Trinidad and Tobago: 2015.

By Neil Kook. Stuck as to where to travel to? TLE Travel is here to help. With a host of star-studded Football Legends due to hit Tobago shores to compete at The British Airways Tobago Football Legends Challenge tournament in June, Trinidad and Tobago are getting ready to allure visitors...

Love is Strange – Film Review

By Corrina Antrobus @corrinacorrina Love Is Strange does well to name itself as a statement over a question as this film makes no attempt to answer the rhetoric of what love actually is, instead choosing to subtly peer at its many shades. Ira Sachs directs the long-term, newly-wed couple Ben...

Fairytale: Story of the Seven Dwarfs – Film Review

By Emma Silverthorn @HouseOf_Gazelle  Not to proverbial on smaller animators but at a time when there’s so many brilliant feature animations, a la Frozen, The Lego Movie, nearly everything Studio Ghibli’s made, the flaws of this one appear extra ugly. Fairytale: Story of The Seven Dwarfs is probably fine for...

Two Night Stand – Film Review

By Clarisse Loughrey @Clarisselou The cultural consensus has been slowly letting the bar drop on rom-coms for years now. In some strange parallel to Two Night Stand’s own recently dumped lead, whose all-consuming sexual frustration leads her to pursue the very first dude who doesn’t reply to her online dating...

Coherence – Film Review

By Sam Inglis @24fpsUK When we think of sci-fi in cinema we tend to think of spectacle; expensive tentpole movies that throw us into unfamilliar, often futuristic, worlds. There's a place for that, but recently the American independent scene has been turning its attentions to small scale science fiction, often...

New Social Recruitment Platform can make you money

By Steve Taggart  A revolutionary new technology platform, available online and as an app, is set to shake up the recruitment industry while also turning savvy consumers into a network of part-time recruiters. GigPlug has already amassed over 2000 consumers acting as part-time recruiters and a talent pool of 450,000...

Property Hotspots on The London Underground

By Steve Taggart Online estate agent eMoov.co.uk have released its latest insight for property across the London tube network. The research illustrates the price and demand for property across the London tube map. The London Underground has 11 separate lines provide the vital transport links for travelling the London landscape....

The loaf revolution; London embraces the Manwich

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic When I was a teenager my friends and I were masters of the man sandwich. It's a simple concept; rather than creating unnecessary washing up use complex carbohydrates as a tool to demolish a meal in a sandwich/ mop up/ top up...

Cricket World Cup – England must drop Morgan

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport England kick-off their World Cup campaign against familiar foe Australia on Saturday morning but if they are to have any chance of success in the competition they must dispense with Eoin Morgan.  He may have only recently assumed...

A coastal lifestyle with a London commute

By Steve Taggart With fast connections to London in just under an hour, living by the coast and working in the capital can now be a reality for buyers in Brighton and Hove. Hyde New Homes’ latest developments, SuperB in Brighton and One Hove Park in Hove, are just moments...

Valentine’s Day, etc. etc.

By Charlotte Hope, Lifestyle Editor @TLE_Lifestyle Have you planned something wonderful with your other half for Valentine’s Day? Are you going to a hotel restaurant for a six course tasting menu and champagne, and is he going to get down on one knee as a keyboard player taps out a...

Rosemary Shrager Interview

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor @TLE_Food Having learnt her craft alongside acclaimed chefs such as Pierre Koffmann and Jean-Christophe Novelli, before becoming Head Chef at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and beginning to focus heavily on teaching her collected cookery skills, Rosemary Shrager has become quite the Celebrity chef. In recent years Shrager...

Parliamentary sketch 11th Feb – HMRC it’s easier on HSBC

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Mexican drug cartels, terrorist organisations and now dodgy party donors. It’s a wonder HSBC had time to sell PPI insurance to us mere mortals, but they did…bless them. Hours before today’s PMQs there were revelations about political benefactors (mainly Tories), peers and a high profile...

Ignore the colour – it’s good Labour are Talking with Women

By June Eric Udorie This week, the Labour Party graced us with their newest campaign to attract female voters – a hot pink minibus with the words “Woman to Woman” written across it. Harriet Harman, the deputy leader of the Labour Party who is fronting the campaign said, “We don’t...

Slipping into the ‘Comfort Zone’

The Honeymoon Period is defined as the period in a relationship when romance outweighs comfort, when love is still fresh and when the sparks, fireworks and butterflies in your stomach still exist. But as we have probably all experienced at some point in our lives, romance can be tiresome, and it often...

Touré absence could cost City title

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Yaya Touré may have won the Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea on Sunday night but his club, Manchester City, will be cursing their luck that their star player made it that far.  It means that in...

Record Review: Pond – Man, It Feels Like Space Again

By William Bateman (@WillBateman6611) You’ll be hard pressed to find any article or review of Pond without a mention or comparison to sister-band Tame Impala closely following. With shared members Nick Aldbrook, Julian Barbagallo and Jay Watson, “the other” Australian psyche-rock band are one often discredited, or simply overlooked to...

Five of Bob Geldof’s Greatest Outbursts

By Alex Jones (@Alex_Jonze) Sir Bob Geldof. He’s a bit of a character to say the least. The creator of Band Aid, Band Aid 20 and now Band Aid 30 has raised millions for charity but has also raised the blood pressure of TV executives the world over on several...

South China Sea Dispute

By Tom Jones The South China Sea dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands has again escalated, with IHS Jane’s reporting that China is building a large scale military heliport 300 KM from the islands. Within this range, Chinese helicopter forces would be able to aid forces active in any potential conflict...

Property in London – hot or not?

By Steve Taggart When it comes to buying property in the UK, London has always been the exception rather than the rule. Just as estate agencies are generally able to predict which way the market is going, there’s always something extra to think about when it comes to the capital....

Review: Hanbury Manor Hotel

By Jack Peat, Editor of The London Economic  The notion of a retreat hasn’t caught on in the UK to the extent that it has in places such as the USA, but given that 92 per cent of the population is expected to live in cities by 2030, perhaps it...

Are British Hotels Short on Free Wi-Fi?

By Lana Marshall Britain's hotels are regarded across the world for offering a premium service unrivalled by most other destinations, but the provision of free WI-Fi in London hotels is notably short. Despite living in a digital world that is reliant on us being constantly connected, the number of hotels...

Things to remember when planning a safari

By Carel Verhoef, Manager at DiscoverAfrica.com. A safari is a once in a lifetime trip so you’ll want to make sure that you have everything planned. From financing your trip, to researching and booking accommodation, to checking the best time of year to travel, to ensure you make the most...

Sacre bleu! Air France launches hipster airline

Marketing the news to millennials

By Grace Regan, co–founder and editor–in–chief of Clippet It’s no secret by now that traditional media has got an age problem. Ask a room full of twenty–somethings where they get their news and you’d be lucky if more than one answered: ‘I go to the ...

Breaking Boundaries: Tottenham’s Top Four Target

Sport News 24/7 By Simon White  @SimonWhite14  @TLE_Sport From ‘that’ picture in an Arsenal shirt, to ‘one of our own’, Tottenham’s Harry Kane is really making a name for himself during his breakthrough season.  With 22 goals to his name already this term, it is small wonder that Tottenham appear...

Chilcot: The Trial of Tony Blair

By Simon Bartram Tony Blair was arguably one of the boldest and most talented politicians of the late 20th and early 21st century. Domestically he is widely credited with delivering vast swathes of progressive legislation across the country, introducing the minimum wage, allowing civil partnerships, and strengthening employee rights. Britain's...

London Non League football: Hampton & Richmond Borough

Sport News 24/7 By Jack Peat - Editor @jacknpeat  @TLE_Sport  @LondonEconomic Continuing TLE's focus on non-league football, editor Jack Peat travelled to see Hampton & Richmond Borough take on Isthmian League high-flyers Dulwich Hamlet.  A cold winter’s afternoon welcomed Dulwich Hamlet to Hampton & Richmond Borough FC, south London’s pink and blue transporting...

Snow in Paradise – Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel  thefinalreel.co.uk The premise at the heart of Snow in Paradise, director Andrew Hulme’s debut film, is an intriguing one. Based loosely on the life of Martin Askew who broke out of crime by converting to Islam (he also co-writes and stars as Uncle Jimmy here), the...

How to Finance a Round the World Trip

By Steve Taggart Each year, thousands of people escape the rat race to take the plunge and travel the world. Some do it solo, others board the plane in groups, but all go for one reason: to experience something new. Whether you’re looking to immerse yourself in the culture of...

Home Is Where The Heart is

By Dr Stephen Fear, British Library's Entrepreneur in Residence and Chairman of Fear Group   A home is somewhere we can be ourselves. Somewhere we can dress how we like, slob out on the sofa with an Indian takeaway, or watch exactly what we like on TV!   Sadly this...

Does the British public now value the EU more than the US?

Chatham House’s latest report indicates that the British public believe that Britain’s relationship with the EU is now more valuable than its relationship with the United States, and that marginally more people would vote to remain in the EU than leave it in the event of a referendum on Britain’s...

Patriots win gripping Super Bowl XLIX

Sport News 24/7 By Sean Simara  @Sean_FootyMad  @TLE_Sport Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes and became a four time Super Bowl winner as the New England Patriots came through two weeks of controversy to beat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.  It was a fantastic game that was littered with drama throughout...

The Millennial Attitude Towards Property

By Emily Maree, Creative Content Editor for Plentific.com Renting versus buying has always been a tough choice, never more so than the last 10 years. Many moons ago, our parents would have bought a property and are probably still at that address now - they’ve hung up their coats and...

A quick stop guide to Cambodia.

By Neil Kook Welcome to the Kingdom of Cambodia. You have arrived, but where should you go? Opportunity comes from every angle and one should be selective to make the most out of this adventure. For starters one should explore Phnom Penh. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the Mekong, and...

Creative break! Mallorca, creative writing, and Diane Redmond.

Belmond La Residencia Launches Creative Writing Retreat with Acclaimed Author Diane Redmond Creativity abounds. The village of Deia on Mallorca’s peaceful north-west coast has attracted poets, artists and writers for over a century. Famous British writers Alan Sillitoe, Robert Graves and D H Lawrence were all inspired by this artistic haven...

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