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Have yourself a very merry ‘cheap’ Christmas

Have yourself a very merry ‘cheap’ Christmas

Christmas, culture, Culture, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
The Christmas season is here and we are all short on money, so the Voice of London Lifestyle came up with a few festive ideas that you can do at home with friends without having to reach your pockets. Making mulled wine What is Christmas without a mulled wine? If you can’t afford to visit the Christmas markets, don’t worry- you can do it at home and it will be a fun day with friends, even if you succeed or fail. You can get recipes from the Internet and even get £5 bags from a fancy shop like Fortnum & Mason’s to put in your mulled wine recipe. Baking Christmas Cookies Nothing shouts Christmas louder than freshly baked Christmas cookies. The Internet is filled with recipes for everyone who can or cannot bake. Put on some Christmas music on and get your dough rea
Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

Is the BBC’s non-white criteria discrimination?

culture, Culture, Lifestyle
Tommy Robinson, a far-right political activist and former leader of the English Defence League, has sent a post circulating on social media. A Broadcast Journalist Trainee opportunity for BBC World Service, which he questionably labels as “blatant racism”, states that the internship is only open to candidates from a black, asian, or non-white ethnic minority background. © Creative Access This opportunity was run by Creative Access, an organisation that provides paid internships in the creative industries for talented young people from under-represented black, Asian and non-white ethnic minorities. Not-for-profit, Creative Access exist to ensure that diversity of Britain is reflected in the media. Stating that “media cannot reflect society if society is not reflected in the media
What does your smartwatch say about you?

What does your smartwatch say about you?

Culture, Lifestyle, Tech
Writing: Stephany Malcolm|Subbing: Kate Reichardt Smart watches: they are the ultimate accessory to go with your smartphone. They can answer your calls and act as a personal trainer...and tell the time, too. 2017 has seen a jump in technology, whether this is down to the latest iPhone upgrades, introduction to wireless headphones or waterproof handsets. Smart watches are soaring this year with the range of choices. Dominated by the Apple watch, classic watch-making brands have followed suit, and added technology to beautifully crafted time pieces. A fusion of the old and new. A watch isn't simply always there to tell the time, as the icon Ian Fleming once said, "A gentleman's choice of timepiece says as much about him as does his Saville Row suit.” The Voice of London Lifesty
The secret to cheap train travel

The secret to cheap train travel

Lifestyle, Travel
After a few long months of hard work – or what we tell our parents is hard work – it’s time to think about heading home for the holidays. Going home sounds great, but for some of us that means diving deep into our pockets and buying train tickets. To get the best deals we’re told we need to book really far in advance and travel at strange times. But what if I told you there was another option? We at the Voice of London tested out a range of different sites so that you don't have to, saving you plenty of time (and money!). 1. Of course, the obvious choice, Trainline.com The site everyone goes to to book train tickets and check train times, but is it really the cheapest option? 2. trainsplit.com The site simply works out the cheapest tickets until you get to your destination. Thi
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