Monday, November 12The Voice of London

Specials

Are fewer officers to blame for rising crime?

Are fewer officers to blame for rising crime?

Crime, Investigations, Politics, Specials, UK
The Voice of London spoke exclusively to a Police Constable on the condition of anonymity regarding cuts, and how the police keep our streets safe. The officer revealed the environment the police have to work in, touching on everything from being overworked, fearing for their safety and a lack of resources. The interview was recreated with actors in order to safeguard the officers identity. Information obtained by the Voice of London reveals that the borough of Harrow has lost over a third of its Police officers since 2010 and almost 80% of its PCSOS. The figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a staggering decrease in police numbers. In 2010 Harrow was served by 354 warranted officers but as of 2018, that figure has dropped to 224. One po...
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
Michelle Obama on Trump: “I’d never forgive him”

Michelle Obama on Trump: “I’d never forgive him”

Specials, UK, World
Expected to be released on November 13th, Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming details her experience throughout Donald Trump’s constant advertisement of his birther conspiracy theory. The Washington Post published a snippet of the memoir: “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” she writes. “What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/232572505238433794 The former Fi
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