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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
Are high street stores transphobic?

Are high street stores transphobic?

Fashion, Featured, LGBTI+
Last month a case of transphobia happened at Manchester Topshop, as Buzzfeed reported. We decided to follow up on the facts and try to understand the issues that trans people suffer. The trans umbrella covers a variety of people, not just the ones who choose to change their sex, and gender-specific changing rooms cause a number of problems for the community itself. Shops turn into another unsafe space, where transgender people can suffer harassment by CIS gender people (individuals, whose gender expression matches their assigned sex). In the last 12 months, the number of verbal and physical attacks have escalated on the LGBTQ community "For trans people, the findings are particularly alarming, showing that two in five trans people have experienced a hate crime or incident based on thei
Violent fight in central London

Violent fight in central London

Society
Early this morning, a fight broke out between a group of young men in one of the busiest streets in the capital. Police was called from a coffee shop at around 7am after a group, believed to consist of at least six people in their 20s, was violently fighting on the pavement in front of a food and drink business in the borough of Camden. Two witnesses, who don’t want to be identified, told the Voice of London: “It was still dark and we couldn’t see properly. They were young and from what seemed to be just an argument, escalated into a wide street fight. At least two people were on the ground.” The second witness reported: “When we realised the seriousness of the situation, there was already a pond of blood on the footpath and we immediately called the police and an ambulance.” When the
London teams can lead English football back to the top of the European tree

London teams can lead English football back to the top of the European tree

Featured, Sport
After years of ridicule from the rest of Europe, it seems that English football is finally returning to the top. Although there's plenty of football to be played before June, The Voice of London Sport has crunched the numbers to see if we're getting ahead of ourselves or not. With a game to spare in European group stage competitions - Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have all booked their places in the knockout round of the Champions League and Europa League. Antonio Conte's Blues and Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs have reached the last 16 of the continent's most prestigious competition, while Arsène Wenger's Gunners made light work of their Europa League group in the tier below. To add to that English success, Premier League leaders Manchester City are also through to the Champi
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