Staff writer for Dexerto, with words in The Oxford Mail, SWLondoner & The Boar.

Laurence Fox plans to tear up Green Belt protections if elected mayor

London Mayor candidate and leader of the Reclaim Party Laurence Fox has explained his plans to give permission to housing developers to build on London’s Green Belt in a radical break from current guidance. Under current government guidance, councils should only permit development on the Green Belt, a circle of preserved land outside metropolitan London, “in very special circumstances”. But Fox argued “we are doing stuff to combat climate change already” and, if elected, plans to undo protec...

Valorant Red Bull Home Ground Format: An interesting experiment

The Red Bull Home Ground tournament was Valorant esports’ premier preseason tournament, featuring some of Europe’s biggest teams. One of its most unique aspects was a revolutionary new format. But how well did it work? The Red Bull Home Ground tournament served as a great way of kicking off the new year for the European Valorant scene. With the Valorant Champions Tour (VCT) just about to get underway, we got a great insight into how teams are shaping up, as G2 Esports came out on top. While th

The ex-goalkeeper turned esports coach changing the state of gaming

When you hear the word ‘esports’, optimising physical health is probably one of the last things that comes to mind. A former semi-professional goalkeeper turned sports psychologist and conditioning coach hopes to change that view. Fabian Broich is the current performance coach for Twickenham-based esports team Excel Esports. “If you’re in esports or if you’re in traditional sports, at the end of the day, it’s just human beings. If you can work on the important things, understand what you need

Would a drinks & snacks app get you in the theatre?

AN APP to order drinks and snacks straight to your seat is one of the innovations being considered by an Oxford theatre as it reopens. The North Wall in Summertown is also considering the use of electronic-only ‘e-tickets’ instead of paper ones. These plans and others would be aimed at making the whole experience feel safer, to encourage people to come back to the theatre. Read also: Murder investigation launched after man dies in car crash Co-director Ria Parry said: “It’s our hope that we