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The plague of the 21st Century: Looking back at the fight against AIDS

The plague of the 21st Century: Looking back at the fight against AIDS

Activism, Featured, Health, Investigations, LGBTI+, Specials
It's been 30 years since the first World's AIDS Day. Since then, there have been medical advancements and education available about AIDS and HIV that have changed its perception. Before, HIV was to receive a death sentence.The medical world was mystified by a mysterious illness killing mostly gay men. Rock Hudson, Freddie Mercury, and rapper Eazy-E (who was straight) are just a few of the famous people that lost their battle to the deadly virus. In honour of World AIDS Day, we will compare the progression of AIDS between now and back in the 1980s. Medical Advancement Today, there are an abundance of treatments available to manage and prevent the virus. The treatment used are antiretrovirals (ARV) on a daily basis. These had been researched since 1983 but were introduced in
Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Hello, Is it memes you’re looking for?

Europe, Featured, Investigations, Specials
Critics warn that the proposed copyright directive will hamper down on the creativity of the internet. The Voice of London boiled down the basics in the graphic below.   See also: Is the death of memes near? YouTube has been running a series of ads against article 13 and the proposed changes stating it “will create large unintended consequences for everyone.” Below are some of the humorous memes which may not exist if the EU copyright directive is implemented. The Voice of London spoke to the public to find out their thoughts on this upcoming copyright legislation. Words: Mohammed Hamid | Subbing: Harry Lye
EU-ston we’ve got a problem

EU-ston we’ve got a problem

Brexit, Featured, Investigations, UK
Norwegian, Hard or Soft Brexit: Where do we go now. With the prime minister unveiling a 585-page draft Brexit deal that was ‘dead-on-arrival’ it is unclear what will now happen with UK's exit from the European Union. The Voice of London has broken down what could happen, This is your definitive guide to the future of Brexit. NORWAY: The Nor-way would see the United Kingdom remain in the EFTA (European Free Trade Area) and the EEA (European Economic Area). The country would maintain access to the free market, allowing goods to flow freely as they currently do. However, to join the EEA, you have to be an EU member state or a member of the aforementioned EFTA. To satisfy these requisites the United Kingdom has to apply to the free trade area, and once accepted apply to join the e
Flybe plans direct flights from Heathrow to Newquay in an attempt to boost international tourism

Flybe plans direct flights from Heathrow to Newquay in an attempt to boost international tourism

Investigations, Specials, UK
Cornwall Council’s leader Adam Paytner said: “This sends a strong message that Cornwall is open for business.  It will allow people to connect from the region to the world’s most economically important cities, unlocking opportunities for tourism and trade”. Flybe, the Exeter-based airline has been affected by falling customer demand. But has tweeted that this route “plays a vital role in the UK’s transport infrastructure to connect regional communities.” The Voice of London looked at the transport methods used to get to Newquay, Cornwall from London to find out which was the best. This graph shows how expensive air travel can be when compared to the price of travelling with coach.   Although coach is the cheapest, it's by far the most time-consuming taking six t
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