Joe Newman interviewed by BBC after Tragic Grenfell Tower Fire

London Council Estate Photography The Grenfell Tower Fire disaster has brought attention to London’s council estates, which house its poorest residents. SWNS’s very own Joe Newman has visited many of London’s biggest council estates and is always drawn to the community spirit. Normally our award winning SWNS snappers are taking photos for the national media, doing anything they can to blend in and stay anonymous.  However, this week the tables were turned after Joe’s photo collection was featured on the BBC website, with Joe taking part in an interview looking at his study of London’s council estates. Following the Grenfell Tower Fire, London’s high-rise council houses are in sharp focus, You can listen to Joe’s full interview with the BBC here!   During the interview Joe said he was struck be ‘A Real Community Spirit’ in some of the blocks, which house some of London’s poorest people from a diverse range of backgrounds. Joe happens to live near one of the blocks and says he’d love to live in the building if he had the chance. If you are interested in seeing more of Joe’s work, you can see a few more of Joe’s images on his gallery page and discover other ways of seeing […]

Is This Britain’s Smallest Puppy?

Britain’s smallest puppy has defied all the odds by surviving despite weighing just 2.5oz at birth and standing smaller than a can of IRN BRU. Seven-week-old Yorkshire terrier pup Tim was born lifeless and not breathing and owner Andrea Mcgowan, 42, battled to revive the pooch by rubbing him with a towel. Thankfully the tiny terrier, who was a pup from a litter of six, came back to life with a few gasps of air. However, teeny Tim wasn’t out of the woods and was too weak to feed from his mum, Dolly. Owner Andrea had to take over and spent weeks bottle-feeding him every two hours to make him strong enough to survive. Andrea, of Bolton Lancs., said: “That was horrendous because it was so tiring and I was constantly worrying about him getting dehydrated if I missed a feed. “And then after the feed I had to wind him then rub his belly to make him poo and wee.” Mother-of-three Andrea said rearing the sickly pup was harder work than raising her own children because it was more difficult knowing what he needed. But Tim was more fortunate than one of his brothers, who sadly only survived a […]