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.

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

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

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...

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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...

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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...

SWNS Pictures of the Year 2015 - One hundred of the most compelling images on the SWNS wire this year as chosen by our picture editors.Pictured - Stephan Siegrist (L) and David Fassel (R). See South West copy SWHIGH. A pair of climbers retraced the steps of the brave Brit who first conquered the deadly Matterhorn 150 years ago to pose for a unique 360 degree pic à from the top of the WORLD. The high-altitude ÃbirdÃs eye viewà picture looks down on hardy Stephan Siegrist and David Fassel as they stood on top of the dangerous Swiss mountain à with the entire world in the background. The remarkable image was taken with a Google StreetView-style camera mounted on a Ãselfie stickà à creating the illusion that the pair were stood thousands of miles above the Earth.Mammut / Ross Parry

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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