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
5 British foods foreigners struggle to understand

5 British foods foreigners struggle to understand

Food
British food can be many things. It is comfort food. It is pub food. It is fast food. It is street food with a wide variety of international influences. But for a lot of foreigners tasting quintessentially British dishes for the first time, the experience can be quite confusing. Some food combinations can appear rather incompatible, not to mention odd. Gravy Meat juices, fat and stock thickened with flour might not be your idea of a roast dinner condiment but the deliciously meaty and warm flavour of gravy is what has kept it around for so long. Recognising the flavour potential of what foreigners would usually pour down the drain is something British mums and grandmas should definitely be congratulated on. But especially if you are not from a particularly ‘sauce-pouring’ food culture, l
London art week

London art week

Arts, culture, Culture, Exhibition, Featured, Lifestyle, Travel
This year Christmas arrived early for all the art lovers living in London. The famous London Art Week is back and ready to take over this week! More than 30 of London’s prestigious art galleries will be hosting this eye-opening event as well as three leading auction houses. The galleries will be open from 10am till 6 pm on weekdays and 11am till 5 pm on the weekends. Many people think London Art Week is for collectors and shoppers only but it is so much more than that. It is an incredible experience for anyone who is interested in art, the industry or just wants to spend a weekend looking at wonderful art works. No matter what you do or who you are, this event will be an uplifting experience that will add something to you. Here is a list of the galleries on where the e
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
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