Ollie McAninch

Ollie McAninch

Ollie McAninch is a former public and private sector economist turned digital media pioneer. After working in the media for over a decade, he helped develop The London Economic to promote independent investigative journalism.

When he isn't contributing articles, Ollie spends the bulk of his time looking after animals, pressing apples and planting trees.

Google investing in grass roots journalism

Google investing in grass roots journalism

National news agency SWNS has won funding for a market-leading syndication platform in the first round of grants from Google’s Digital News Initiative (DNI). Google is making a total of £118m (Euro 150m) available in the DNI to support innovation in journalism through technology. SWNS is the largest independent press agency...

5 Interesting Jobs You May Never Have Thought Of…

5 Interesting Jobs You May Never Have Thought Of…

Project manager, administrator, account manager, sales executive, customer service advisor – spend any time on a recruitment site and you’re likely to stumble across most if not all of these job titles. They’re among the most common positions advertised in the UK and while they’re all perfectly worthy ways to...

Photo that broke the internet wins top photographic award

Photo that broke the internet wins top photographic award

The sleeping labrador Dilly photo (that was shared over 23 million times to date) has been awarded SWNS Picture of the Year 2015.  SWNS is the largest independent press agency in the UK, supplying up to 20% of daily print news. This beautifully composed picture shot Villager Jim to fame...

Trump Factor: US voters don’t care about lies or integrity

Trump Factor: US voters don’t care about lies or integrity

Whilst Support for Donald Trump grows, with the frontrunner of the Republican candidate race hotly tipped to win the Super Tuesday primaries in Texas and other states, do US voters care about the lies? Pulitzer prize winning political fact checking website Politifact shows 1% of Donald Trump's verifiable claims are...

Joleon Lescott’s Pocket wins Mensa Prize

Joleon Lescott’s Pocket wins Mensa Prize

Aston Villa footballer Joleon Lescott’s jean-pocket has been nominated for the prestigious Mensa Select award after creating a mind-twisting puzzle whilst in the dirty laundry bin. Mensa Select is an annual award given by American Mensa since 1990 to five board games that are "original, challenging and well designed." Mensa is the oldest high IQ...

New Top Gear lineup revealed

New Top Gear lineup revealed

The new Top Gear lineup has just been revealed on Chris Evan's BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show It's seven heaven as the new Top Gear lineup has been announced. Chris Evans and the team have broken the mould from the traditional threesome and have employed a diverse and extensive mega-team to...

Guardiola to be next Arsenal Manager

Guardiola to be next Arsenal Manager

Could Pep Guardiola be the next Arsenal Manager? Sport News 24/7 Pep Guardiola revealed this week that he would like to manage in the Premier League after leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Notorious for only signing short-term contracts, the former Barcelona boss told current employers Bayern...

Top 10 restaurants in London that you need to visit in 2016

Here is The London Economic's top 10 restaurants in London that you need to visit in 2016  TripAdvisor boasts reviews for 18,159 restaurants in London, catering for foodie tastes of every type imaginable from all corners of the globe. Keeping up with the hot new eateries and menu choices in...

British Military deployed to Afghanistan before Christmas

British military personnel have been deployed to Afghanistan just three days before Christmas. Reports suggest that the Taliban is close to taking the town of Sangin in Helmand province just months after British forces withdrew all combat troops. The MOD has said that a small number of personnel has been...

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SWNS Press Photograph of the Year 2015 – voting now open

Vote for your favourite image for the Press Photograph of the Year award from SWNS The UK's largest independent press agency, SWNS, has opened the voting for their Press Photograph of the Year award 2015. The photos are made up of national news images supplied through SWNS from both staff...

We are the weakest link…

When it comes to digital security, we are the weakest link. In the world of technology, human error can be the difference between success and catastrophe. Nowhere is this truer than in the workplace, where humans can be the biggest threat to your IT system. An infographic designed by IT...

Must watch: Corbyn Syria bombing stance hauntingly familiar

With Defense Secretary Michael Fallon and David Cameron attempting to convince Parliament to back military airstrikes in Syria, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's staunch anti-war stance is coming under attack. Corbyn is under increasing pressure to allow his MPs a free vote on Syria, facing a party split and revolt from...

Help the environment and reduce your winter business costs

This week warnings from climate change scientists this informed us that the world is halfway towards the threshold that could result in dangerous climate change, revealing that average global temperatures have recorded a rise of one degree Celsius for the first time. The met office informed us that record warm...

National Stress Awareness Day: How you can reduce Workplace Stress

In honour of National Stress Awareness Day, workplace designers Peldon Rose show us how to reduce workplace stress with clever office design… None of us are immune to stress but the latest labour force statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that in 2014/15, workplace stress actually “accounted...

Strictly Come Dancing’s Jeremy Vine ‘I’ve been Strictlified’

This week, Strictly Come Dancing's Jeremy Vine talks about his Strictly makeover, or Strictlification With its sequinned costumes, spray tans, top hats and sparkly shoes, the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is renowned and loved for its dramatic makeovers and fairly tale costumes. Now, the Strictly contestant Jeremy Vine has revealed...

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