Wednesday, July 17The Voice of London

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Faces of discrimination: “It was really quite nasty”

Faces of discrimination: “It was really quite nasty”

Featured, Investigations, Podcasts, Specials
It's not a cliché that we're still talking about discrimination in 2018. If we are to quote the latest Global Gender Gap Report , we haven't progressed at all in the past ten years. The UK joins Slovakia and the Czech Republic among the other EU states that had not produced any significant change in reducing the levels of inequality when it comes to income, education, health, workplace or political engagement. Based on the current trends, it will take another century for the overall global gender gap to be closed, the study further shows. Listen to the first episode of our new podcast, Faces of Discrimination, where we will be talking about ongoing conversations about discrimination that shouldn't be forgotten. This one is on gender.   https://soundcloud.com/teodora-
Sammy Virji: get to know this up-and-coming DJ

Sammy Virji: get to know this up-and-coming DJ

Entertainment, Music, Specials, UK
Sammy Virji is a happy-go-lucky UK based DJ to watch out for next year. He has already amassed over 23K monthly Spotify listeners, more than 13K Soundcloud followers, and is ever growing with each track he releases and show he performs.  Voice of London asked Sammy some questions that will help you get to know him and his music. VOL: Where are you from? Are you still based there? SV: I’m from Witney, near Oxford, but I’m based in Newcastle. VOL: Have you ever considered a path in life other than music? SV: I wanted to be a doctor before I went to university. My plan was to do a post-graduate in medicine after my biology degree but the music started to take off so I just went for it as it’s a been a dream of mine since I was little. VOL: How did you get into music?
Obesity: A growing problem for England

Obesity: A growing problem for England

Health, Investigations, Specials
Almost two-thirds of adults (64%) in England are overweight or obese, a recent study by the NHS has found. The study also found that almost a third (30%) of children aged 2-15 were overweight or obese, with 17% of them who were obese. Tracy Parker, senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation told the Voice of London that the findings paint a “troubling picture of people living in poor health” due to a range of lifestyle factors, including smoking and an unhealthy diet. She said it is “especially concerning that obese children are more likely to be obese adults”, as this, coupled with “spiralling diabetes rates” could lead to “thousands more people suffering heart attacks and strokes in the coming years." Mrs Parker believes that “greater availability of cheap calorie d
People are not having children ‘because of Climate Change’

People are not having children ‘because of Climate Change’

Environment, Featured, Health, Specials
“There should be a pause on people having children. That’s a sacrifice that should be made. I wish that families would take a second before deciding to have their own biological children. It is a sacrifice that should be made for the sake of the environment”, Ellen, 29. An investigation by Voice of London has revealed that climate change is becoming a more important factor behind the decision of some people not to have children. Even though the discussion around Global Warming has increased significantly in recent times, the effort we - as human race - are putting to tackle it is mostly inappropriate, as recent studies show. The World Meteorological Organization has recently claimed that “2018 is on course to be the 4th warmest year on record. This would mean that the past four year
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