Thursday, January 24The Voice of London

Tag: UK

Black History Month: 5 people to make you proud

culture, Lifestyle
Words: Stephany Malcolm | Subbing: Kate Reichdart It's Black History Month. During the month of October we celebrate what it means to be black, and how black people have truly changed the world. We can all think of iconic black figures like Malcolm X... but don't be fooled; black people in the UK are continuing to make history and break new records.   1. Stormzy       2. Edward Enninful   3. Anthony Joshua     4. Thandie Newton     5. Idris Elba The date has been marked in the UK for more than 30 years, providing art exhibitions, music events and celebrations. Make this month count and find out how you can get involved.   All images from

Number of UK wine producers hits record high

The number of wine producers in the UK has increased by 13 percent in the past year reaching a record high in answering the demand for ‘boutique’ drinks and local products. Figures from national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young, established that 397 current UK wine producers are serving a market that is growing increasingly local. Where French, Australian and South American wines have been losing popularity in favour of wines from the UK, an emerging trend for niche produce from small independent companies indicates that consumers are moving away from established global brands.   James Simmonds, a partner at UHY Hacker Young, said to The Telegraph: “It is more of a talking point, more of an event, to order a Welsh wine than French. But it is not just novelty value- cri

It’s only a game: the twists and turns of dating in an online jungle

culture, Lifestyle, Uncategorized
Words: Stephany Malcolm | Subbing: Kate Reichardt If you use or are considering using online dating apps to find a hook-up or partner - it may not be so easy. We all have an idea of the best dating apps that suit us. But there is no magical formula for getting the result that you want. You never know what you're going to get, or what agenda lies behind the screen... The Voice of London went out to hear what fellow Londoner's had to say about popular dating apps like Tinder, Bumble and - it was enlightening to say the least.   Background music: courtesy of    

A healthy snack for lazy people

Featured, Food
Need a simple, easy, guilt free recipe? With cupboard ingredients and a few extra things, try out a healthier alternative to fat filled crisps. Courgette crisps Time: 25 minutes                    Number of people: 2-3 Ingredients: 1 courgette 114g golden breadcrumbs (half of the cardboard tub) 100g hard cheese strength 4 or parmesan 20ml olive oil 1½ tsp smoked paprika powder 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp black pepper Method 1. Preheat oven to 175ºC. 2. Combine the breadcrumbs, hard cheese, smoked paprika powder, sea salt and black pepper. 3. Chop the courgette to medium sized slices. Be careful not to cut them too thick, as it will not cook properly. However at the same time, do not cut them too thin as they will be flimsy even after baking or burn easily. 4