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David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

David Davis resigns as Brexit secretary

News, Politics, UK, UK, World
Words: Delmar Terblanche Subbing: Etienne Fermie Dave Davis has resigned as Brexit secretary. The move comes as a protest against the government’s vision for the policy, which he said “will leave us in at best a weak negotiating position, and possibly an inescapable one.” Dacis' resignation comes just weeks before the deadline for the EU and Theresa May’s government to agree on the terms of Brexit. Last week, the Prime Minister’s cabinet agreed upon a plan which would see the UK closely tied to Brussels - more closely than many hard-line Brexiteers would have liked. The plan involved agreeing to EU regulations on agriculture and industry, thereby achieving a free trade area with the bloc, as well as striving towards a “combined customs territory”. It was positively received
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
‘Frowning Pile of Poop’ emoji sparks outrage

‘Frowning Pile of Poop’ emoji sparks outrage

News, Tech, Tech (news), Technology, UK, World, World
Plans to introduce the new 'Frowning Pile of Poop' emoji have been flushed, after controversy sent typographers spiralling into fierce debate. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about? Well, Unicode Consortium said they felt ‘embarrassed’ by the plans to create a new 'Frowning Pile of Poo' emoji, as an alternative to the original 'Smiling Pile of Poo' popular emoji. Unicode is where people work to create popular emojis that appear on Google, Facebook and Twitter (Yes, this is a real job!) The proposal to implement changes are currently undergoing scrutiny by members of the Emoji Subcommittee. Michael Everson, typographer, responded to the proposal with outrage: "Will we have a CRYING PILE OF POO next? PILE OF POO WITH TONGUE STICKING OUT? PILE OF POO WITH QUESTION MARKS F
Students, say hello to London

Students, say hello to London

UK, World
University of Westminster is famous for its diversity and international students. This raises the question who and how makes these students from all around the world to come to London. The people responsible for this are called International Recruitment Officers and The Voice of London talked to one of them - Jayne Black. To find out more about the importance of the job - please listen to the link below. https://soundcloud.com/nikolay-kolev-7/jayneblack Words: Nikolay Kolev Multimedia: Nikolay Kolev
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