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#Vote100: From suffrage to impostor syndrome

#Vote100: From suffrage to impostor syndrome

Activism, Education, Featured, Lifestyle
It has been 100 years since women could legally vote in the UK. To celebrate the centenary of this historic event, Voice of London is here to spread some girl love. Brief History Women were not allowed to vote in the UK up until 1918, which is when The Representation of the People Act was passed. In lights of the Act women above 30 with the required property qualification and all men above 21 were able to vote. While this was a huge step towards equal rights for women, it was only a stepping stone. There were two groups who fought for women’s rights. The ‘suffragists’ campaigned with peaceful methods such as lobbying, while the ‘suffragettes’ used more powerful, sometimes even illegal and violent protests to fight for equal voting rights for women. Their continuous fight resulted in
5 tips to learn a new language!

5 tips to learn a new language!

Language, Lifestyle
Have you wanted to learn a new language but it just doesn't seem to stick? Learning a new language has many benefits, but the biggest one could be more job opportunities. Dr. Barry Chametzky, professor at American Public University states in Online Career Tips: “With skills in one or more foreign languages, you will stand out from other applicants.” That’s just one of many reasons to start learning, so here are 5 tips to help you learn in a different but effective way!   Podcasts Firstly, listen to more podcasts, they are really easy and helpful. You can listen during a work-out, whilst you’re travelling, out and about shopping — any chance you get, as it’s hands-free. https://twitter.com/ApplePodcasts/status/1023615402193178624 There is a range of di
The football hidden in your fashion

The football hidden in your fashion

Fashion, Featured, Lifestyle, Sport
All around the country, there’s a fashion revolution taking place. You might absolutely hate football but take one look through your wardrobe and you’ll see that your fashion has been influenced by the beautiful game. You may not own any football shirts but a common trend in the fashion world at the moment is using the templates of football shirts. Major high street brands like Urban Outfitters stock plenty of these kinds of T-shirts. To you, they may just be a pretty nice shirt, but to football fans, it’s easy to see the influence. We decided to see if members of the public would therefore wear football shirts when out socialising with friends. Most said no, but the common theme was that there is a bit of a trend growing around sportswear. This was echoed by Classic Football Shir
Disappearance of the public library

Disappearance of the public library

Lifestyle, Society, UK
The latest figures from CIPFA (The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy) show that the number of public libraries and paid staff in Britain are rapidly decreasing. Almost 130 public libraries have closed in Britain in the last year, displacing 712 full-time employees. Meanwhile, the number of community-run library branches has seen an increase. Volunteer numbers have gone up to 51,394 people - a rise in 10,000 over three years - and volunteers are currently running over 500 libraries across the UK. The closures of public libraries comes at budget cuts by local authorities. Over the last year, spending on libraries by local councils fell by £30m to a total of £741m. “Libraries have faced significant cuts under austerity, with councils forced to reduce s
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