Tuesday, December 12The Voice of London

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Feeling wheezy? London’s air might be to blame

Feeling wheezy? London’s air might be to blame

Environment, News, UK, World
Words: Leanne Hall |Subbed: Brenda Zini Illegal levels of air pollutions, that are estimated to kill 40,000 a year in the UK are still not taken seriously by MP’s. A source told the Guardian that: “Ministers are having to be dragged screaming to tackle the levels of air pollution in the UK.” This comes after the government were told by the High Court to re-assess their plans to bring air pollution down. In April 2015, ClientEarth won a Supreme Court ruling against the government, ordering ministers to create a plan to bring air pollution levels down to the legal limit as soon as possible. The plans had little impact on air pollution levels and ClientEarth took the Government to court again, in November 2016. The judge, Mr Justice Garnham, stated the 2015 plans did not meet the expecta
Six surprising reasons to visit the park this winter

Six surprising reasons to visit the park this winter

Featured, Health & Fitness, Lifestyle
With the cold and flu symptoms lurking around, all we want to do is lock ourselves indoors, nestle up on the couch and light the fire.  But contrary to what many believe, winter is actually the perfect season to get out of the house - no, not to the nightclub, but to any parks or open spaces close by. Even just by taking a short stroll during the day, you are doing your body great wonders that cannot be offered by the interiors of your own house. Below we've listed six great health benefits that parks have to offer almost all year round. Parks encourage exercise It’s important to try and get active every day of the year, but during winter we all lose motivation. However, science shows that you burn more calories when exercising during winter because your body works harder to warm i
Are digestive biscuits really digestive?

Are digestive biscuits really digestive?

Featured, Food
We all love a cuppa with a digestive biscuit, be it chocolate-topped or just a plain one. But what baffles us all, is the name.  The word ‘digestive’ is derived from what intended to be, actually digestive. The original recipe for the biscuit contains whole wheat and baking soda. Does Britain's favourite biscuit have any health benefits though?  "Literally the name digestive, comes from the reduction of flatulence" (passing wind) McVitie's Factory Manager, Peter Senior confesses that the original digestive biscuit recipe is exclusive to McVitie's, in an interview for The Great British Bake Off. Although a small amount of baking soda dissolved in water can aid indigestion, the same effect is not relatable to the biscuit. When the biscuit is baking, the heat causes the sod
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