A round up of today’s front pages:
The News Editor of the Voice, Elizabeth Pears, takes a closer look at the stories making the headlines today, on Wake Up London.
The North-South job divide
Figures show that the divide between the North and South of the country is ever-growing.
It has been reported in the private sector, that with every 12 jobs that are created in the south, at least one job is lost in the northern parts of the county.
Findings in today’s Centre for Cities report describes the UK as being ‘left behind’ in terms of the majority of the wealth and talent being concentrated around the cities, like London,
London Eye gets a new look and sponsor
Starting from this month, Coca-Cola is the new sponsor one of London’s most admired elements of the skyline, the London Eye.
In celebration of this deal the Eye lit up in the company’s trademark red.
One woman wears a wedding dress in protest of social taboos
Samah Hamdi has been roaming the streets of Cairo carrying out everyday tasks, but in a wedding dress.
She is single, unmarried and the wedding dress is being worn to try and break the social taboos that she claims to feel as an unwed woman.
Talking to the Egyptian news site Ahramm Online, she said:
"No matter how accomplished you are, that won't count if you aren't married or haven't undertaken the mission you were purportedly created for: getting married and establishing a family.”