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Is the UK ready for snow?

Is the UK ready for snow?

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Weather conditions this weekend have finally brought the true Christmas spirit in town. In fact, this is the “first snow” in London in almost five years. But is the country ready for the recent changes in climate? As families and especially children enjoy the landmarks covered with snow, the intense weather has caused complete misery for thousands of people across the UK. The extremely unusual weather was the cause of many disruptions for citizens and businesses over this weekend and continue to do so on Monday. Jim Dale, Owner and Senior Meteorological Consultant at British Weather Services told the Voice of London: “Not just this weekend, but in general anyway, for every drop of rain, for every flake of snow, for every breath of the wind, for every rise and fall in the termometre
Where do we draw a clear line?

Where do we draw a clear line?

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Last week, the Voice of London spoke with Anna Rowe, a mother of two who is running an online petition to pass a legislation tightening UK’s consent laws. The Clear Lines Festival is an annual event that brings together people from various charities and non-profit organisations, sexual assault survivors and media professionals to discuss the issues surrounding the topic of abuse and consent.     Cordelia Morrison, a strategic relationship manager at the London-based charity Tender, spoke about how drama and arts can assist to educate the youth about healthy relationships, gender equality, and consent. While speaking at Clear Lines Festival, Cordelia addressed various issues of sexual abuse such as everyday street harassment, the lack of empathy towards the victims
Re-valuation Revolution

Re-valuation Revolution

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The world’s highest-rated Italian chef tackles food waste while reducing hunger and promoting social inclusion. “This place gives us something special: eating with dignity,” tells me Gianpiero, a young man who found himself homeless a few years ago now, while I serve him lunch at the Refettorio Felix. The Refettorio is a community kitchen which originated from the idea of Massimo Bottura, one of the most famous chefs worldwide, to tackle food waste whilst fighting hunger. “We believe sharing a meal does not involve only the food itself, but there are several other aspects that need to be considered.” The idea behind the project is as simple as innovative: by using quality tableware and offering a restaurant-style service, “we want to make each guest feel valued and bring a sense
Can we protect children from exploitation online?

Can we protect children from exploitation online?

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Tech giants like Google assured the public that they will take effective action to prevent children being sexually abused online. But will it be enough to protect one of the most vulnerable groups in society? In this digital age, children are increasingly becoming more tech-savvy. However, the easy and often uncontrolled access to the online world might not always be a healthy environment. According to Ofcom, one in five eight to 11-year-olds and seven in ten 12 to 15-year-olds have a social media account. And those young children who use social media without adult supervision or guidance are more likely to be exposed to the dangers of the dark-net.   Earlier today, the Guardian reported that “Google is hiring thousands of new moderators after facing widespread critici
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