Friday, June 22The Voice of London

Environment

Feeling wheezy? London’s air might be to blame

Feeling wheezy? London’s air might be to blame

Environment, News, UK, World
Words: Leanne Hall |Subbed: Brenda Zini Illegal levels of air pollutions, that are estimated to kill 40,000 a year in the UK are still not taken seriously by MP’s. A source told the Guardian that: “Ministers are having to be dragged screaming to tackle the levels of air pollution in the UK.” This comes after the government were told by the High Court to re-assess their plans to bring air pollution down. In April 2015, ClientEarth won a Supreme Court ruling against the government, ordering ministers to create a plan to bring air pollution levels down to the legal limit as soon as possible. The plans had little impact on air pollution levels and ClientEarth took the Government to court again, in November 2016. The judge, Mr Justice Garnham, stated the 2015 plans did not meet the expecta
“We went through really emotional breakdowns” say Courage My Love

“We went through really emotional breakdowns” say Courage My Love

Entertainment, Environment, Uncategorized
Words & Photos: Sal Fasone | Subbing: Joanne Clark and Lavinia Petrucci Courage My Love are back in the UK to present their album Synesthesia, after a week on Warped Rewind At Sea. Here, they talk about their relationship with fans, their love for poutine and obviously their UK tour. An energy and relationship within the band I have never seen before, Courage My Love know how to hold the crowd and go crazy on stage. Make sure you follow this band around, because you're going to hear from them often. First of all, I love Canada ... Jesus you guys have poutine! Phoenix: Yeah! Chips and gravy! Mercedes: You guys should have it in the UK. So good. Welcome to the UK. How do you feel about playing overseas and not in your home country? Phoenix: It's honestly really fun. It's li...
Does this city make you feel low? This might help

Does this city make you feel low? This might help

Environment, News, Politics, Radio, UK
  Living in London can be wild. The nightlife is buzzing with scenes to suit everybody. There's plenty of entertainment, art and cultural events to inspire the creativity within. It’s also one of the loneliest, most expensive and saddest parts of the world to live in when you’re over-worked, tired and broke. Could getting out of London for a few days to explore the natural world help boost your mental wellbeing? Apparently, yes. With hurricane Brian approaching, I went into Tunbridge wells woods (yes this is the one where the big sex party happened), but we weren’t there for any of that of course, just good old-fashioned fun. We  learnt how to make shelters, build animal traps and make fire out of friction away from our normal life of ATM’s, technology, Tesco’s or any other s
Young Londoners campaign for cleaner air

Young Londoners campaign for cleaner air

Activism, Environment, News
I spoke to one young Londoner striving to give young people a voice on issues surrounding the environment. Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub-Editor: Jack Cummings In light of the recent US Presidential election, fear has spread across the globe about the fate of our planet. Donald Trump has been vocal about his views on the global warming crisis for years on social media, tweeting controversial statements like “Any and all weather events are used by the GLOBAL WARMING HOAXTERS to justify higher taxes to save our planet!”. Despite what Trump believes, 97 percent of scientists have agreed that humans are responsible for climate change and that it’s a very real threat to our planet. With air pollution being one of the main culprits for global warming, focus has recently shifted to Lon
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