...In Case You Missed It

Date: 07/07/2017 Written by: Rosie 2 minutes to read.
News review

The German Government have voted to legalise gay marriage, a familiar campaign has made a comeback in a bid to get more women engaging in physical activity and Nestle have pledged to cut the sugar content in their cereal range. Below, we've given an overview of the news stories which have caught our eye over the past couple of weeks to save you the time of looking!

"German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage"

On the 30th of June, the German government voted to legalise gay marriage by 393 votes to 226. Although Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the bill, she has stated she hopes it's passing will bring "social cohesion and peace". The snap vote is thought to be called in response to the #EheFuerAlle (MarriageForAll) trend on Twitter, in addition to a recent survey conducted by the government's anti-discrimination agency which found that 83% of Germans were in favour of marriage equality. Same sex couples will now be able to enter a marriage union in addition to adopting children.

Germany now joins other European countries in legalising gay marriage including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, the Republic of Ireland, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Read the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/30/germ...


“To get more women participating in sport, we need an exercise in real influencer marketing”

With Wimbledon 2017 now in full swing, the highly acclaimed 'This Girl Can' TV ad has returned to our screens. With statistics revealing girls do less sports than men in EVERY age range, The Drum takes a look at what more can be done to engage women in physical activity.

Read the full article here: http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2017/07/04/get-more...



“Illegal cigarette market costs UK taxpayer nearly £2bn, study finds”

In a recent study conducted by KPMG on behalf of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, concluded that the importing of illegal cigarettes results in £2billion per year in lost tax revenue. The study found that 5.5 billion illicit cigarettes were smoked in 2016 in the UK alone, with that number increased to 44 billion in the EU, Norway and Switzerland.

Read the full article here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/07/04/ill...



“Nestlé pledges to cut sugar in Cheerios, Shreddies and other breakfast cereals”

Nestle have recently pledged to cut the sugar content in their breakfast cereal range by 225 million teaspoons of sugar in the UK’s diet. The Swiss based company have responded to the recent findings that many breakfast cereals contain almost half of a child’s recommended daily sugar intake.

Read the full article here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ne...

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