Israel Wins Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Congratulations Israel! Netta has officially been crowned the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, giving Israel their fourth win.

Netta won Eurovision with her song “Toy”, a modern euro-pop power-anthem in English with references to Japanese culture including the Pokémon character Pikachu.

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Eurovision 2018 acts to look out for!

Every year Eurovision is a jamboree of musical genres from pop to heavy metal (I mean – Lordi, right?) with this years Eurovision looking to be no different we’ve rounded up our the strongest contenders to win this years competition.  

France

France’s entry to this years Eurovision is the epitome of French culture, the relaxing melody of a song about the refugee crisis and self-identity spoken entirely in French. France automatically qualify for the final of Eurovision but are still one to watch!

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The Ingredients of the Brexit Votes (includes infographic)

 

Brexit changed the future of the United Kingdom in 2016 when the UK officially decided to leave the European Union, but who voted what? Political parties and local history play an important part of the statistics behind 31 years in the EU.

Opinions can change like the wind; with 31 years of history in the European Union – most voters have lived through the changes the EU brought to the UK – with benefits to certain areas and limitations imposed on others, over time the British public have had time to reflect. In 1975 the majority of the UK (67%) voted to join the European Community (now referred to as the EU) with hopes of prosperity and an overall better life but when comparing these voting areas to the outcome of the European Referendum it is clear to see what areas were left most unfulfilled – areas like Boston, East Lincoln and Stoke-on-Trent voting highest for Brexit.

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PINK SPACE Heads to Eurovision 2018

PINK SPACE London is heading to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal to report on the competition, culture and conversation.

The Eurovision song Contest 2017 took place in Kiev, Ukraine with 42 participating counties. The competition was eventually won by Portugal, resulting in this years competition, the 63rd edition, being held in Lisbon. 

Delving right into the heart of the Eurovision culture, PINK SPACE London will endeavour to bring you the gossip, the atmosphere and the latest news from the entirety of the competition (2 semi-finals and the final).

The official rundown for the Eurovision schedule is as follows:

Semi-final 1: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Semi-final 2: Thursday 10th May 2018
Jury vote Final: Friday 11th May 2018 (not broadcast)
Grand Final: Saturday 12th May 2018

All of this years 43 Eurovision Song Contest performances will take place at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, with the impressive stage having taken over a month to construct. 

 

SuRie to represent UK at Eurovision 2018

Former Les Miserables star SuRie will represent the UK at this years Eurovision Song Contest.

SuRie, real name Susanna Cork, will perform her song Storm in Lisbon at the Eurovision Song Contest after a vote cast by a panel of judges and the general public on BBC Two’s Eurovision: You Decide.

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Council Estate to the Big City: LGBT Journalist Benjamin Butterworth’s Story

Surrounding himself with passion for the LGBT community, creative writing and cameras – Benjamin Butterworth overcame childhood struggles to become a successful journalist.

“It was hard at the time but I never, ever thought it was my fault. It was their fault.”

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London Overground Night Tube Service Launches This Week!

24 hour London Overground services begin running Fridays and Saturdays starting 15th December 2017. 

An all-night service will operate between New Cross Gate and Dalston Junction. A map of the new service was released earlier in the week, showing passengers where they can expect to travel for the nights out in the South East (Bermondsey) and East.

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Mobile News Gathering is Changing Journalism

Since the rise of portable devices with Apple and other technology companies like Samsung and Google, our new reading habits have become more and more focused on reading on phones, tablets and other tech.

This drives a need for not only compatibility in the sites that our content is displayed on but also for the news to be published quickly, accurately and in a style that is easily readable. 

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Social Mobility Commission Board Members Quit

Theresa May has been dealt a fresh blow as the board of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission quit in protest.

Four members of the board of the Social Mobility Commission (SMC) have quit in protest at the lack of progress being made towards a “fairer Britain“. Its chairman, former Labour minister Alan Milburn, said he has “little hope” of the Government achieving the necessary change as it does not have the “bandwidth” to simultaneously deal with Brexit and improve social mobility.

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