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?
New figures report a 5% fall in British youth receiving therapy for drug abuse, though the number of teenagers who use them continues to rise. A recent study conducted by Public Health England suggests that the number of teenagers in treatment for substance dependence has fallen for the ninth consecutive year. More than 15,000 under-18s sought treatment for drug abuse in the period of a year. The numbers represent a 5% decrease compared to the previous year. However, there is evidence of a rise in the number of teenagers using class A drugs. Ian Hamilton, a drug abuse and mental health researcher at the University of York, told The Guardian: “This decline of young people in treatment doesn’t make sense. Young people’s class A drug use is up from 6.8% in 2007 to 8.4% in 2018, and th
Although Shoreditch may seem like it’s for hipsters with handlebar moustaches and corduroy turn-ups, there are in fact some secret gems that you can’t miss out on. Once a bullion truck depot and now a cosy Al Fresco dining extravaganza, East London’s Street Feast Dinerama is the place to go if you’re after amazing street food, a bustling atmosphere and some funky tunes. Grab a killer rum cocktail or sip on some local beer and hustle for a seat at the communal tables. There is something for everyone at Dinerama, as it features 13 vendors with a mix of food and drink from around the world. If you’re after some 10/10 jerk chicken then ‘White Men Can’t Jerk’ is the one for you. £7 for some Jamaican spiced chicken and chips — you can’t go wrong. Or if that doesn’t take your
The services disrupted yesterday are now restored and O2 is currently working out compensation for the millions affected by the outage. A major network error occurred Thursday morning. It was reported that millions of people were unable to use their O2 devices as they showed no signal available across the UK. The blackout also hit companies that use its networks such as Giffgaff, Tesco Mobile or Lycamobile. Transport for London was also a victim of the error as its live bus arrival at stops around London uses O2’s network for updates. After the system went down, the telecommunications network company published a statement apologising for the error and asked customers to use wifi wherever possible. O2 confirmed one of their third party suppliers has identified a software issue