Thursday, January 18The Voice of London

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Poppy fascism: What is it?

Poppy fascism: What is it?

News, UK, World
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbed: Brenda Zini   Poppy Appeal is one of the leading charities that help rehabilitate soldiers after deployment. However, over the recent years, an increasing number of people are choosing not to wear poppies. Remembrance Sunday is a day that originally marks the lives of those fallen on the battlefield during WW1 and WW2. It is officially thought of as a reminder to those who gave us a free, democratic country. It is also a mark of respect to those who have served in the army after this time, so why are there so many people against it? The red poppy is thought to have lost its original identity. Many people see it as a sign of patriotism, a true mark of how British you really are. And if you don’t wear it? You aren’t proud to be British, and you d
Your guide to Paradise Papers: Why you should care

Your guide to Paradise Papers: Why you should care

Business, Featured, News, UK, World
The world’s second largest data leak brings out the worst in offshore finances. This time its individuals and companies much closer to daily life… The Paradise Papers are a huge leak of financial documents that shed light on the top end of world’s offshore finance culture. These papers refer to a leak of 13.4m files. About 6.8m relate to a law firm and corporate services provider called ‘Appleby’, that operated in over 10 jurisdictions. The “fiduciary” arm of the business was the subject of a management buyout last year and it is now called Estera. Paradise papers cover the period from 1950 to 2016. Further, there are also details from 19 corporate registries maintained by governments in secrecy jurisdictions – Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the Cayman I
Latest in Hollywood: Ed Westwick accused of sexual assault

Latest in Hollywood: Ed Westwick accused of sexual assault

Featured, News, UK, World
Words: Leanne Hall | Subbed: Michael Ward   Gossip Girl star, Ed Westwick has been accused of raping fellow actor, Kristina Cohen. The allegations surfaced today when Cohen penned a post of Facebook about the alleged incident. In the statement, Cohen claims “I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to fuck me. I was paralysed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.” Following the accusations, Ed Westwick sent out a message publicly denying the claims. https://twitter.com/EdWestwick/status/927940546382913536   People on Twitter have rushed to call out Ed Westwick due to the allegations, even his old colleagues.   https://twitter.com/fizfizzfi
‘Chipocalypse’ hints at global hunger games

‘Chipocalypse’ hints at global hunger games

Food, Health & Fitness, Investigations, News, World
Can you imagine a life without crisps and chips and creamy mash? Soon, we too  could be hit by the global ‘Chipocalypse’ like Japan and New Zealand. Or worse? Words: Rituja Rao| Subbing: Bishakha Dutta On 16 October, many Kiwis walked into supermarkets to find no crisps and warning signs of nationwide potato shortage. https://twitter.com/ange_meyer/status/919049074015268864?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F2017%2Foct%2F16%2Fchipocalypse-potato-shortage-in-new-zealand-sparks-crisp-crisis A year of devastating rains and two serious floods in New Zealand have wiped out 20% of the country’s annual potato crop, and 30% of the “crisping” varieties for potato chips, took the biggest hit. https://twitter.com/claudiajardine/status/91964985060969
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