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A run to remember – The London Red Run takes over Victoria Park

A run to remember – The London Red Run takes over Victoria Park

Activism, Featured, Investigations, Specials
Nearly 1,200 people came down to Victoria Park for Red Run on World AIDS Day . The event raised over £130,000 for local and international charities. Runners came around 11 am for registration and the entertainment scheduled.  They were entertained by DJs from Horse Meat Disco and drag girl band DENIM. The queens were doing warm up and stretches with crowd leading up to the race. Panels of the UK AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display beside a pop-up AIDS Memorial. Inside the memorial, people wrote the names of those who lost loved ones from AIDS. Starbucks, one of the event’s sponsors, gave out free coffee and tea on sit. Just before the run began, Madam Storm, inspirational coach, gave a motivational speech and affirmations to the runners. Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London,
Why are there still gender pay gaps in 2018?

Why are there still gender pay gaps in 2018?

Featured, Investigations, Specials
On average women are paid 20 per cent less than men across the world, according to a new study by the International Labour Organisation. In such progressive times – the gender pay gap is an unnecessary social injustice. The nation was shocked by the exposure of the sometimes vast gaps between the wages of men and women, especially when these organisations are household names and are held to high moral standards (such as the BBC). In 2017 after a demand for increased transparency was made in the new Royal Charter, the BBC were made to publish a list of all employees who were earning more than £150,000. Of the 96 employees earning above this threshold, 62 were men and 34 were women – and the seven highest paid were men. https://twitter.com/CressidaBurnet/status/88792638786415411
Have we become accustomed to the F word on TV?

Have we become accustomed to the F word on TV?

Celebrity, Investigations, Specials, UK
Before 1 December, 1976, the word “fuck” had only been broadcasted twice in the history of British television. On this day 42 years ago the punk band Sex Pistols appeared last minute on Bill Grundy’s Today Show on which they used the word that was then too taboo for TV, sending the nation into a frenzy. The young band appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror the following day alongside the headline “The Filth and the Fury”, which ended up being the name of their documentary released in 2000. The subheadings read “Who Are These Punks?” and “A POP group shocked millions of viewers last night with the filthiest language broadcast on British TV.” Today, close to half a century later, it tends to be more difficult to find a television show without swear words than one that includes
VoL shines a light on youth homelessness

VoL shines a light on youth homelessness

Activism, Investigations, Society, Specials, UK
A survey in England has shone a light on young people who are increasingly in demand of homelessness services. Homeless Link released a report that shows 4,981 young people living with no home.  The Voice of London has created an interactive chat with facts and statistics from Homeless Link’s recent findings.   Click on the following link to find out more about youth homelessness via a chat created by The Voice of London using Homeless Link and their findings. Start chatting here. Join the conversation via the link above. Homelessness has left young people across England moving from sofa to sofa just to stay off the streets. Sofa surfing is now lacking and young people are seeking more help from services. The following report is based on 109 homelessness service providers,
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