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|Bexley within Greater London|
and Greater London within England
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1. Greater London – London, or Greater London, is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London. It is organised into 33 local government districts, the 32 London boroughs, the Greater London Authority, based in Southwark, is responsible for strategic local government across the region and consists of the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The county of Greater London was created on 1 April 1965 through the London Government Act 1963, administratively, Greater London was first established as a sui generis council area under the Greater London Council between 1963 and 1986. The area was re-established as a region in 1994, and the Greater London Authority formed in 2000, the region covers 1,572 km2 and had a population of 8,174,000 at the 2011 census. In 2012, it had the highest GVA per capita in the United Kingdom at £37,232, the Greater London Built-up Area—used in some national statistics—is a measure of the continuous urban area of London, and therefore includes areas outside of the administrative region. The term Greater London has been and still is used to different areas in governance, statistics, history. In terms of ceremonial counties, London is divided into the small City of London, outside the limited boundaries of the City, a variety of arrangements has governed the wider area since 1855, culminating in the creation of the Greater London administrative area in 1965. The Greater London Arterial Road Programme was devised between 1913 and 1916, one of the larger early forms was the Greater London Planning Region, devised in 1927, which occupied 1,856 square miles and included 9 million people. The LCC pressed for an alteration in its boundaries soon after the end of the First World War, noting that within the Metropolitan, a Royal Commission on London Government was set up to consider the issue. The LCC proposed a vast new area for Greater London, with a boundary somewhere between the Metropolitan Police District and the home counties, protests were made at the possibility of including Windsor, Slough and Eton in the authority. The Commission made its report in 1923, rejecting the LCCs scheme, two minority reports favoured change beyond the amalgamation of smaller urban districts, including both smaller borough councils and a central authority for strategic functions. The London Traffic Act 1924 was a result of the Commission, Greater London originally had a two-tier system of local government, with the Greater London Council sharing power with the City of London Corporation and the 32 London Borough councils. The GLC was abolished in 1986 by the Local Government Act 1985 and its functions were devolved to the City Corporation and the London Boroughs, with some functions transferred to central government and joint boards. Greater London was used to form the London region of England in 1994, a referendum held in 1998 established a public will to recreate an upper tier of government to cover the region. The Greater London Authority, London Assembly and the directly elected Mayor of London were created in 2000 by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, in 2000, the outer boundary of the Metropolitan Police District was re-aligned to the Greater London boundary. The 2000 and 2004 mayoral elections were won by Ken Livingstone, the 2008 and 2012 elections were won by Boris Johnson. The 2016 election was won by Sadiq Khan, Greater London continues to include the most closely associated parts of the Greater London Urban Area and their historic buffers. Thus it includes, in five boroughs, significant parts of the Metropolitan Green Belt which protects designated greenfield land in a way to the citys parks
2. John Paul Jones (musician) – John Richard Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. Best known as the bassist, keyboardist, and co-songwriter for the English rock band Led Zeppelin, a versatile musician, Jones also plays organ, guitar, koto, lap steel guitars, mandolin, autoharp, violin, ukulele, sitar, cello, continuum and recorder. According to AllMusic, Jones has left his mark on rock & roll music history as a musician, arranger. Jones is part of the band Them Crooked Vultures with Josh Homme and Dave Grohl, in which he plays guitar, keyboards. In 2014, Jones ranked first on Paste magazines list of 20 Most Underrated Bass Guitarists, John Baldwin was born in Sidcup, Kent. He started playing piano at age six, learning from his father, Joe Baldwin and his mother was also in the music business which allowed the family to often perform together touring around England as a vaudeville comedy act. His influences ranged from the blues of Big Bill Broonzy, the jazz of Charles Mingus, because his parents often toured, Jones was sent to boarding school at a young age. He was a student at Christs College, Blackheath, London where he studied music. The fluid playing of Chicago musician Phil Upchurch on his You Cant Sit Down LP, Jones joined his first band, The Deltas, at 15. He then played bass for jazz-rock London group, Jett Blacks, Jones big break came in 1962 when he was hired by Jet Harris and Tony Meehan of the successful British group The Shadows for a two-year stint. In 1964, on the recommendation of Meehan, Jones began studio session work with Decca Records, from then until 1968, he played on hundreds of recording sessions. He soon expanded his work by playing keyboards, arranging and undertaking general studio direction. As well as recording sessions with Dusty Springfield, Jones also played bass for her Talk of the Town series of performances. Such was the extent of Jones studio work – amounting to hundreds of sessions – that he said later that I cant remember three-quarters of the sessions I was on. It was during his time as a player that Jones adopted the stage name John Paul Jones. This name was suggested to him by a friend, Andrew Loog Oldham and he released his first solo recording as John Paul Jones, Baja / A Foggy Day in Vietnam, as a single on Pye Records in April 1964. Jones has stated that, as a musician, he was completing two and three sessions a day, six and seven days a week. However, by 1968 he was quickly feeling burnt out due to the workload, I was arranging 50 or 60 things a month
3. Mike Rann – Michael David Mike Rann AC, CNZM was the 44th Premier of South Australia from 2002 to 2011. Among several other honours, Rann was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia at Australia Day in 2016, Rann succeeded Lynn Arnold as leader of the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party and South Australian Leader of the Opposition in 1994. Rann led Labor to minority government at the 2002 election, before attaining a landslide win at the 2006 election, the Rann Government was elected to a third four-year term at the 2010 election, retaining majority government despite a swing − giving Labor a record 12 years in government. He resigned as Premier in October 2011 after a year of poor opinion polling saw him lose party support and was succeeded by Jay Weatherill. He was a South Australian MP in the House of Assembly from the 1985 election, following the 2014 election, Labor went from minority to majority government when Nat Cook won the 2014 Fisher by-election by five votes from a 7.3 percent two-party swing. His government also introduced Adelaides Thinker in Residence program, South Australia achieved a AAA credit rating under the Rann Labor government, prompting Business SA chief executive Peter Vaughan to praise Labors economic management. Rann was often the most popular Premier in the country, with his approach to government generally moderate, Rann was born in Sidcup, England. His father was an electrician who had served at El Alamein in World War II and his mother was employed in an armaments factory. Most of Ranns childhood was spent in the care of his father in South London, in 1962, when he was nine, his family emigrated from Blackfen to Mangakino, a small town north of Taupo on the Waikato River in New Zealand. His family then moved to Matamata, then to Birkenhead on Aucklands North Shore where he attended Northcote College and he completed a Bachelor and a Master of Arts in political science at the University of Auckland. He was Vice President of the New Zealand Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, as a member of Princes Street Labour, he also spent considerable time working on New Zealand Labour Party campaigns including that of Mike Moore. After university, Rann was a political journalist for the New Zealand Broadcasting Corporation, haydon Manning has stated that it was reported that Rann struggled with being an objective reporter. Rann visited his brother Chris in Adelaide during 1977, shortly afterwards he moved to that city, to carry out a position with then Premier Don Dunstans Industrial Democracy Unit. He subsequently worked as Dunstans press secretary, speech writer and adviser, Manning has stated that one commentator reported that Rann was frankly inspired by Dunstans idealism as opposed to Bannons cool electoral pragmatism. Rann sometimes talked during this period of his ambitions to one day become Premier himself, meanwhile, Rann wrote speeches on, and assisted in policy development for, civil liberties, Aboriginal land rights, gay and womens rights, and opposition to uranium mining. Revealing a vein of idealism, his early predilection was left of centre, Rann was elected to Parliament as the Member for the safe Labor seat of Briggs in north Adelaide at the 1985 election. He introduced the legislation in 1991 to establish the new University of South Australia, as Minister of Tourism he legislated in 1993 to establish the South Australian Tourism Commission and had ministerial responsibility for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Labor lost government at the 1993 election in a due to the State Bank collapse
4. Ethel Smyth – Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE was an English composer and a member of the womens suffrage movement. Smyth was born in Sidcup, Kent, which is now in the London Borough of Bexley and her father, John Hall Smyth, who was a Major-General in the Royal Artillery, was very much opposed to her making a career in music. Undeterred, Smyth was determined to become a composer, studied with a tutor, and then attended the Leipzig Conservatory. Her compositions include songs, works for piano, chamber music, orchestral and concertante works, choral works, however, she found a new interest in literature and, between 1919 and 1940, she published ten highly successful, mostly autobiographical, books. In recognition of her work as a composer and writer, Smyth was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1922, Smyth received honorary doctorates in music from the Universities of Durham and Oxford. She died in Woking in 1944 at the age of 86 and she first studied privately with Alexander Ewing when she was seventeen. He introduced her to the music of Wagner and Berlioz and she left after a year, however, disillusioned with the low standard of teaching, and continued her music studies privately with Heinrich von Herzogenberg. While she was at the Leipzig Conservatory, she met Dvořák, Grieg, through Herzogenberg she also met Clara Schumann and Brahms. Smyths extensive body of work includes the Concerto for Violin, Horn and Orchestra and her opera The Wreckers is considered by some critics to be the most important English opera composed during the period between Purcell and Britten. Another of her operas, Der Wald, mounted in 1903, was for more than a century the opera by a woman composer ever produced at New Yorks Metropolitan Opera. Heartbreakingly, at moment of long-overdue recognition, the composer was already completely deaf. Overall, critical reaction to her work was mixed and she was alternately praised and panned for writing music that was considered too masculine for a lady composer, as critics called her. Eugene Gates notes, Smyths music was seldom evaluated as simply the work of a composer among composers and this worked to keep her on the margins of the profession, and, coupled with the double standard of sexual aesthetics, also placed her in a double bind. Other critics were more favourable, The composer is a learned musician, dr. Smyth knows her Mozart and her Sullivan, she has learned how to write conversations in music. Is one of the merriest, most tuneful, and most delightful comic operas ever put on the stage, in 1910 Smyth joined the Womens Social and Political Union, a suffrage organization, giving up music for two years to devote herself to the cause. Her The March of the Women became the anthem of the suffrage movement. She, Pankhurst, and 100 other women were arrested, when her proponent-friend Thomas Beecham went to visit her there, he found suffragettes marching in the quadrangle and singing, as Smyth leaned out a window conducting the song with a toothbrush. Ethel Smyth was the fourth of eight children, the youngest was Robert Napier Smyth, who rose to become a Brigadier in the British Army
5. Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney – Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney PC, was a British politician who held several important Cabinet posts in the second half of the 18th century. The cities of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia were named in his honour, Thomas Townshend the youngers mother was Albinia, daughter of John Selwyn. He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, Townshend was elected to the House of Commons in 1754 as Whig member for Whitchurch in Hampshire, and held that seat till his elevation to the peerage in 1783. He initially aligned himself with his great-uncle the Duke of Newcastle and he held the offices of Clerk of the Household to the Prince of Wales and Clerk of the Green Cloth from 1761 to 1762. During the ministry of Lord Chatham and the Duke of Grafton he supported the position his cousin Charles Townshend was in regard to the American revenue program. Townshend was forced out of office in June 1768 by Grafton who wanted Rigby as Paymaster of the Forces to gain favour with the Duke of Bedford, Townshend remained in opposition until the end of Lord Norths ministry and spoke frequently in the House of Commons against the American war. Although he had no close party connection, he was inclined toward the Chathamites and he took office again as secretary at war in the second Rockingham ministry. When Lord Shelburne became Prime Minister in July 1782, Townshend succeeded him as Home Secretary, among the matters requiring attention that he inherited from Shelburne was a scheme for attacking the Spanish possessions in South America. A memorandum which Shelburne wrote to him at this time listing matters requiring his urgent attention said, expeditions require to be set forward—Major Dalrymple has a Plan against the Spanish Settlements. For assistance in planning the expedition, Townshend turned to Captain Arthur Phillip, the expedition sailed on 16 January 1783, under the command of Commodore Sir Robert Kingsmill. Phillip was given command of one of the ships of the line, shortly after sailing an armistice was concluded between Great Britain and Spain. Townshend was created Baron Sydney of Chislehurst and entered the House of Lords on 6 March 1783 and he opposed the Fox-North coalition and returned to political office with Pitt, serving as Home Secretary from 1783 to 1789. In Canada, Sydney, Nova Scotia on Cape Breton Island, was founded by British Col. Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres in 1785, Lord Sydney appointed Col. DesBarres governor of the new colony of Cape Breton Island. Following the loss of the North American colonies, Sydney, as Home Secretary in the Pitt Government, was given responsibility for devising a plan to settle convicts at Botany Bay. His choice of Arthur Phillip as Governor was inspired and Phillips leadership was instrumental in ensuring the penal colony survived the years of struggle. On 26 January 1788, Phillip named Sydney Cove in honour of Sydney, in 1789 Townshend was created Viscount Sydney. In choosing the name Sydney when he was raised to the peerage in 1783, Thomas Townshend demonstrated his pride in descent from the Sidney family, who had been eminent opponents of Stuart absolutism. Sydney thought of himself as a Whig, by which he meant he was opposed to any increase in the power, the name Sydney was a synonym in the eighteenth century political lexicon for opposition to tyranny and absolutism
6. Sidney Godley – He was the first private soldier awarded the VC in World War I. Godley was born on 14 August 1889 in East Grinstead, West Sussex and his mother died in 1896, and he was sent to live with his aunt and uncle in Willesden, London. He was educated at Henry Street School, St Johns Wood and, upon moving to Sidcup, from the ages of fourteen to twenty, he worked in an ironmongers store. On 13 December 1909, he joined The Royal Fusiliers of the British Army as a private with the service number 13814. On 23 August 1914, at Mons, Belgium on the Mons-Condé Canal, Lieutenant Maurice Dease, when Lieutenant Dease had been mortally wounded and killed, and the order to retreat was issued Private Godley offered to defend the Nimy Railway Bridge while the rest of the section retreated. Godley held the bridge single-handed under very heavy fire and was wounded twice, a shell fragment entered his back when an artillery shell went off near him, and he was wounded in the head by a bullet. Despite his injuries he carried on the defense of the bridge while his comrades escaped and his citation read, For coolness and gallantry in fighting his machine gun under a hot fire for two hours after he had been wounded at Mons on 23 August. ONeill wrote this account of Godleys actions in The Royal Fusiliers in the Great War, “The machine gun crews were constantly being knocked out. So cramped was their position that when a man was hit he had to be removed before another could take his place, the approach from the trench was across the open, and whenever a gun stopped Lieutenant Maurice Dease. went up to see what was wrong. To do this called for no ordinary courage. To repeat it several times could only be done with real heroism, Dease was badly wounded on these journeys, but insisted on remaining at duty as long as one of his crew could fire. The third wound proved fatal, and a well deserved VC was awarded him posthumously, by this time both guns had ceased firing, and all the crew had been knocked out. In response to an inquiry whether anyone knew how to operate the guns Private Godley came forward. He cleared the emplacement under heavy fire and brought the gun into action, but he had not been firing long before the gun was hit and put completely out of action. The water jackets of both guns were riddled with bullets, so that they were no longer of any use, Godley himself was badly wounded and later fell into the hands of the Germans. Godley defended the bridge for two hours, until he ran out of ammunition and his final act was to dismantle the gun and throw the pieces into the canal. He attempted to crawl to safety, but advancing German soldiers caught him and his wounds were treated, but he remained in camp until the Armistice. Originally it was thought that he had killed, but some time later it was found that he was a prisoner of war in a camp called Delotz at Dallgow-Döberitz
7. Quentin Blake – Sir Quentin Saxby Blake, CBE, FCSD, FRSL, RDI is an English cartoonist, illustrator and childrens writer. He may be known best for illustrating books written by Roald Dahl, for his lasting contribution as a childrens illustrator he won the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2002, the highest recognition available to creators of childrens books. From 1999 to 2001 he was the inaugural British Childrens Laureate and he is a patron of the Association of Illustrators. Blake was born in 1932 in Sidcup, Kent, and was evacuated to the West Country during World War II. He attended Holy Trinity Lamorbey Church of England Primary School and Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School and his first published drawing was for the satirical magazine Punch, at the age of 16. He has since denied that studying at the University of Cambridge contributed to his artistic or creative talent and he gained a teaching diploma at the Institute of Education. During the 1960s, Blake taught English at the Lycée Français de Londres which cemented his association with France. He taught at the Royal College of Art for over twenty years, Blake illustrated The Wonderful Button by Evan Hunter, published by Abelard-Schuman in 1961. Seuss —the first Seuss book that Seuss did not illustrate himself, by 2006, Blake had illustrated 323 books, of which he had written 35 and Dahl had written 18. To date, Blake has illustrated two of David Walliams books and has illustrated Folio Society Limited Editions such as Don Quixote, Candide and 50 Fables of LaFontaine. In the 1970s, Blake was a presenter of the BBC childrens story-telling programme Jackanory. In 1993, he designed the five British Christmas issue postage stamps featuring episodes from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Blake is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club. He is patron of the Blake Society, Downing Colleges arts and he is also a patron of The Big Draw which aims to get people drawing throughout the United Kingdom, and of Bibliography The Nightingale Project, a charity that puts art into hospitals. Since 2006 he has produced work for hospitals and mental health centres in the London area, a childrens hospital in Paris. In 2007, he designed a huge mural on fabric, suspended over, the rendering of an imaginary welcoming committee greets passengers arriving on the Eurostar high-speed railway. Blake is the designer of Ben, the logo of the shop chain Bens Cookies, Blake designed several illustrations for the story time segments for the Scottish TV series Squeak. Quentin Blake is a supporter of and ambassador for the indigenous rights NGO Survival International and its message is the most fundamental of any charity Im connected with. Blake is a Trustee of Bibliography The House of Illustration, a centre in London for exhibitions, educational events and he was also the subject of the first exhibition at this venue, entitled Bibliography Inside Stories, which opened in July 2014
8. Will Hutton – William Nicolas Hutton is a British political economist, writer, weekly newspaper columnist and former editor-in-chief for The Observer. He is widely known for his advocacy of centre-left policies, criticisms of the neoliberal economic consensus, although born in Woolwich, where his father had worked at the Royal Ordnance factory, Hutton began his education in Scotland. He went to Bishopton Primary School in Bishopton, Renfrewshire, then Paisley Grammar School when he was eight and his father moved to Bromley, then in Kent, and he attended Southborough Lane County Primary School in Petts Wood. Hutton studied at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School in Sidcup, where he was introduced to A level economics by a teacher and he only got average marks at O-level, but enjoyed the sixth form more, studying geography, history and economics. He organised the school tennis team, Hutton moved on to work in television and radio, spending ten years with the BBC, including working as economics correspondent for Newsnight from 1983 to 1988, where he replaced Peter Hobday. In 2010 he was criticised for his handling of the Industrial Society by a number of publications including The Sunday Times and Private Eye, as a result of Huttons directorship the Work Foundation ceased to be financially viable and was sold to Lancaster University. In March 2011, he was appointed as Principal of Hertford College, Oxford and he continues to be associated with the Work Foundation as chair-designate of a major new initiative on innovation. He sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press, Huttons book The Writing on the Wall was released in the UK in January 2007. On 18 February 2007, Hutton was a featured guest in BBCs Have Your Say programme discussing the implications of Chinas growth, in 1992, he won the What The Papers Say award for Political Journalist of the Year. In 2003 he was made an honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Bristol and his latest book, Them and Us, Changing Britain – Why We Need a Fair Society, was published by Little, Brown. Hutton married Jane Atkinson, the daughter of a neurosurgeon, in 1978 and they have two daughters, Alice and Sarah. His wife was a director of a property development company called First Premise based in Richmond upon Thames, Jane was diagnosed of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in December 2013, and died in February 2016. The Scene Shifts, the Legacy Remains, the State of the Nation, The Political Legacy of Aneurin Bevan. Discussion with Anthony Giddens and Jonathan Pugh, December 2008 Hutton on April 2011 Lateline on Chinas economic bubble, interview with Tony Jones in October 2008
9. Wayne Routledge – Wayne Neville Anthony Routledge is an English professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Swansea City. He has represented England at under-16, under-19 and under-21 level, Routledge was born in Sidcup, London and attended Archbishop Lanfranc School in Croydon. Routledge began his career at Crystal Palace, making his debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers at the age of 17 in September 2002. He made his Palace debut in October 2001 in a 1–0 home defeat by West Bromwich Albion and he was Englands second ever player to score at the new Wembley Stadium. He was not to leave the top flight, though, after rejecting a contract with the side that developed him as a youngster in January, Tottenham Hotspur signed him on 1 July 2005. The clubs could not come to an agreement over a fee for Routledge so the transfer went to a tribunal, there it was agreed that Palace would receive an initial £1. 25m, rising to £2m depending upon appearances in future. He was loaned to Portsmouth in the January 2006 transfer window, after impressing in the pre-season again, he was once again loaned out on a year deal to Fulham as part of the deal that brought Steed Malbranque to Spurs. This was also due to the emergence of Aaron Lennon at both club and international level. His Fulham bow came as a 34th minute replacement for injury victim Jimmy Bullard in a 2–1 victory at Newcastle United and he went on to create two goals in the final ten minutes of the match. He is most remembered during his time at Fulham for his goal in a thrilling FA Cup tie against Leicester City in January 2007. On 30 January 2008 Routledge joined Aston Villa on an 18-month contract in a deal worth £1.5 million and he made his first-team debut on 5 April 2008 coming on as a late substitute for Stiliyan Petrov in the 86th minute in a 4–0 win against Bolton. On 10 July 2008, Routledge was the subject of a verbal attack from Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan. Jordan was giving an interview about now ex-Palace midfielder John Bostock and he made his debut for the club on 22 November in a 2–1 defeat to Plymouth Argyle during which he supplied the through pass for Michael Chopra to score Cardiffs only goal of the game. He scored his first goal for the club in just his second game when he found the net against Reading during a 2–2 draw on 25 November and he soon found the net for a second time, this time scoring Cardiffs second goal in the 2–2 draw at Burnley. In the lead up to the opening of the January transfer window it was revealed that Cardiff had offered a fee of around £3m in order to sign Routledge on a permanent deal, Routledge made his debut in a 1–1 draw with Coventry City on 10 January. Routledge then scored in his next game against Derby County on Nigel Cloughs first game in charge. His performance further improved in a League Cup tie against Exeter on 11 August 2009 and he also scored a late goal against Accrington Stanley to seal a second round League Cup victory. On 26 January 2010 Routledge signed for Newcastle United for a fee, on a 3 1⁄2-year deal
10. Ade Azeez – Adebayo Linford Kazim Ade Azeez is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Premiership club Partick Thistle. He began his career with Charlton Athletic, spending time on loan to Wycombe Wanderers, Leyton Orient, Torquay United and he then played for AFC Wimbledon before signing for Partick Thistle in 2016. He has represented the England under-19 team, Azeez was born in Sidcup, and attended Coopers Technology College in Chislehurst both in South East London. As a youngster he was a promising gymnast, and trained at Bromley Valley Gymnastics Centre before leaving to concentrate on football. He moved to his club, Rivercray and it was from here that he was spotted as a talent by Charlton Athletic. Azeez joined Charlton Athletic at the age of 14 and he progressed through the ranks before signing a contract in the summer of 2011. On 22 November 2012, Azeez was loaned to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers until January 2013, charltons Manager Chris Powell believed it was a good move for Azeez and that he could learn from the experience. He made his debut two days later, coming on as a 76th-minute substitute to replace Joel Grant in a 3–0 win against Burton Albion. After making his debut, Azeez said making his debut was something that he wanted to do at the club and was thankful to Powell for giving him the opportunity. On 18 January 2013 he signed on loan for Leyton Orient, azeezs loan spell with Leyton Orient came to an end on 18 February 2013. Azeez received a number 38 shirt for the 2013–14 season, on 26 September 2013, Azeez joined League Two side Torquay United on a one-month youth loan. Two days later he scored his first professional goal coming on for Torquay in their 2–1 defeat to Newport County. A week later, on 14 October 2013, Azeez scored again, in a 3–2 loss against Wycombe Wanderers, having scored twice in six games, Azeez had his loan spell with Torquay United extended for a further month. After this extension Azeez returned to Charlton, on 8 February 2014 he signed for Dagenham & Redbridge on a one-month youth loan. Two days later, on 10 February 2014, Azeez made his debut for the club, on 10 March 2014, Azeez extended his loan with the Daggers for a further month, until 5 April 2014. Days after extending his deal, on 11 March 2014, he scored his first goal for the club and then scored another and his loan was extended even further on 9 April 2014, this time until the end of the 2013–14 season. On the last game of the season Azeez scored his goal for the club in a 3–2 win over Cheltenham Town. On 22 May 2014 he was released from Charlton Athletic in the summer upon expiry of his contract, on 26 June 2014 Azeez signed with League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a free transfer
11. Naomi Cavaday – Naomi Kathleen Cavaday is a British professional tennis player from Sidcup, Kent. She retired in April 2011 to take up a role with the Lawn Tennis Association. At the time of her retirement she was the British no,6, with a world ranking of world no.231. Her career high ranking was No and she won three ITF singles titles and two ITF doubles titles. Her coach at retirement was Rob Smith and she was formerly coached by David Felgate, the long-time coach of Tim Henman. In 2014, Cavaday returned to tennis, has regained a world ranking, is currently active on the Futures circuit. Her mother is a sport psychologist and her brother has played tennis at county level, up to the age of 13 years Cavaday studied at Bromley High School before getting a tennis scholarship to Queenswood School in Hertfordshire. She has also studied at the highly prestigious Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Florida, Cavaday has taken a course in journalism and creative writing and has expressed an interest in becoming a sports journalist when her tennis career is over. She appeared as a guest on the Al Jazeera English programme The Stream in July 2015, as part of a discussion on issues of body image. Cavaday competed on the junior ITF tour from May 2004 to July 2007 and she was a quarterfinalist at a total of nine tournaments, one of which was the 2006 Wimbledon girls championships where she lost to Urszula Radwańska, 3–6 2–6. She won one singles title at the Istres International Junior Tournament in April 2006 where she also won her only junior doubles title in the same year. Her best result at the Australian Open Girls junior tournament was a first round defeat at the hands of Alizé Cornet, 1–6 6–7 and her career-high junior combined ranking was world No.23 and her win-loss records for her junior career were 55–21 in singles and 28–19 in doubles. Cavaday made her debut on the ITF tour in January 2005 and in only the professional tournament of her career she qualified and beat Isha Lakhani, 6–4 6–1. Nevertheless, she finished 2005 without a world ranking, one month later, Cavaday qualified for Sunderland $10,000 and reached the final where she was defeated by Gaëlle Widmer in three sets, 1–6 6–3 1–6. In her very next tournament she yet again lost in the semifinal before receiving a card into the tier III DFS Classic qualifying draw in Birmingham. She won one tough three set match against Tatiana Poutchek, 7–6 3–6 7–6, before losing another to Hungarian Melinda Czink and this was followed by Cavadays first ever Grand Slam main draw appearance, courtesy of a wild card into home Grand Slam Wimbledon. She played Japanese veteran Ai Sugiyama and lost 4–6 5–7, during September and October, Cavaday played in one $10,000 ITF tournament and three $25,000 ITF tournaments where she reached the semifinals, quarterfinals and second round. Her year-end ranking of 2006 was world No.401, during January and February of 2007, Cavaday competed in two $25,000 ITF events in Great Britain and reached the quarterfinals of one of them