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Thousands expected to block London bridges on Saturday

Thousands expected to block London bridges on Saturday

Activism, Environment, Health, News, Politics, Society, UK
More than 3000 people are expected to take part in a national Rebellion Day this Saturday 17 November in an act of rebellion against the British Government for their "failure in protecting the public from climate change". People will gather on Southwark, Blackfriars, Waterloo, Westminster and Lambeth bridges from 10 am and wait for a signal to take to the roads and sit down, effectively blocking traffic. A line-up of performers, speakers and artists is to be released later today. Originally organised to be an act of civil disobedience in Parliament Square, it was changed to a demonstration over bridges that will possibly come together later in the day in Parliament Square for the Extinction Assembly. This is not intended to include civil disobedience according to organising group, Ri
Women around Europe are saying “no” to more than one child, new study suggests

Women around Europe are saying “no” to more than one child, new study suggests

Featured, Health, Health & Fitness, Investigations, Society, Specials
Millennials will be remembered in the future as the “less is less” generation; less alcohol, less sex and less children. The medical journal The Lancet recently revealed that fertility rates between 1950 and 2017 decreased by 49.4%. In the United Kingdom, fertility has been constantly decreasing. The lowest peak was registered in 1977 (1.69) and 1964 (1.64) with the latest figures being very similar to the one in 1977.   Researchers found that the current rate is about 1.7 children on a sample of a thousand women with only 0.35% being under 25 years old.   The rest of the European Union does not seem to score better with Cyprus recording the lowest with a 1.0 rate and France, Ireland and Sweden reaching the peak of 1.8. Other countries that are poorly performing includ
Parole Board to push for diversity in 2019

Parole Board to push for diversity in 2019

Featured, Investigations, Society, Specials
The new chairwoman of the Parole Board has stated it is a “significant concern” that none of its 240 members are black. Will Aslan, of the Parole Board, exclusively told the Voice of London: “We will be working with the Ministry of Justice to ensure we attract candidates from a range of backgrounds, as a step towards a Parole Board membership that better reflects the community it serves.“ The board which decides when prisoners can leave prison has an “unconscious bias” in its recruitment process, according to its chair.   Caroline Corby has said that the John Worboys case had caused a “loss of confidence” amongst board members after Nick Hardwick, the previous chairman was forced to quit when the High Court overturned the board’s decision to free the serial sex offender. La
One way ticket to Mars

One way ticket to Mars

Have you heard, Lifestyle, Podcasts, Society, Technology, Travel, World
Mars One - A project which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars, the next giant leap for mankind.   When President Richard Nixon told the world that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had landed on the moon, 49 years ago on 20th July 1969, that moment gave humanity hope that anything is possible. Establishing a human colony on the red planet used to be a far-fetched dream. Well, not anymore. Soon, our species will be heading to the deserted planet and will call it their home. Thanks to legends like Elon Musk, and Mars One organisation who have plans to launch humankind into the universe and seed a permanent community. Why should we do this? Firstly, there are many ways our Earth could end suddenly, for example, if a nuclear war breaks out, not only would a la
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