Thursday, September 21The Voice of London

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Clubbing with a disability

Clubbing with a disability

News
People with disabilities often stay home in the weekends because they struggle to get into clubs. Reporter: Maria Llamas | Sub-Editor: Shingirai Mupfupi For people with disabilities, it is a huge challenge to go out on weekends. Apart from having to face discrimination, assumptions caused by lack of information and problems of communication; they also have to deal with physical barriers. The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability? Sometimes, trying to go out with their friends is a terrible experience. George, 23, a wheelchair user told Voice of London: “It starts with finding a place which has accessibility, if the venue is ‘inclusive’, whether the toilets are accessible or even travelling there”. Umesh Raichada, the development officer at the Harrow As
The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability?

The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability?

News, Uncategorized
People with disabilities might be facing exclusion as London Underground night tube offers less than a third of the 24-hour stations with step-free access.  Reporter: Maria Llamas | Sub-Editor: Shingirai Mupfupi For people with disabilities, it is a huge challenge to travel at night. Apart from having to face discrimination, assumptions caused by lack of information and problems of communication; they also have to deal with physical barriers. The night tube service was long-awaited by some Londoners. It put an end the need to leave early to catch a train, get an expensive taxi or have to commute for hours in buses. However, people with disabilities have not found it so useful. Currently, of 76 ‘night stations’, less than a third of them have step-free access. "No one imagines that on
Update: EU citizens required to gather proof of living in the UK

Update: EU citizens required to gather proof of living in the UK

News
House of Lords member, Helena Kennedy advised EU citizens to gather all documents that could show proof of having lived in the UK, The Guardian reported.  Reporter: Micaela Kolischer Documents could include ownership of a home or proof of rent, bills, documents related to employment, or evidence of interviews or meetings for those who are unemployed. Kennedy also suggests to make a file that shows the person's presence, for example, having acquaintances, tutors, teachers, business partners. As part of an EU subcommittee, she has undertaken an investigation, interviewing experts and British citizens living in Europe, and she will call for a pledge to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.

Grammy Award Nominations – Your Reaction

Arts, Entertainment, Music, News
It's been a week since the Grammy's released their final list of nominations. Understandably, it would take any individual to gather their feelings to talk for a hard-hitting interview about their pros, cons and thoughts. Reporter: Andrew Whiteford | Sub-Editor: Larissa Gliddon In recent years, the Grammy’s have not had the best press from mainstream media: dodgy David Bowie tributes, evident diversity issues and a whole lot of commercialisation to combat loss of viewers. 2017 was no exception to this controversy.Beyoncé somehow has managed to snag nominations in a variety of genre categories: rock, R&B, rap and pop. To some, a diverse individual and to others, a Grammy-hungry sequinned fiend. The main criticism of the Grammy’s in recent years is the shift from artistic excellence
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