Ruby Lott-Lavigna

Senior Staff Writer

ruby.lott-lavigna@vice.com

Senior staff writer covering renting, housing, gentrification, work, social issues and young people.

Coronavirus

UK Government to Pay 22 Percent of Workers’ Wages When Furlough Ends

Rishi Sunak made the announcement today as part of a range of measures designed to support the UK economy as coronavirus cases rise.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
24 minutes ago
Coronavirus

Military Could Be Used to Enforce New Coronavirus Rules, Says UK Government

Boris Johnson announced harsher coronavirus restrictions today in light of the growing number of cases around the UK.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
2 days ago
TRANS RIGHTS

A 'Shocking Failure': Campaigners Slam Gender Recognition Act Reform Decision

The UK government confirms that it will reject changes to the GRA that would have made it easier for trans people to self-identify.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
2 days ago

UK Government Expected to Scrap Gender Recognition Act Reforms

The GRA reforms would have simplified the process required for trans people to change their legal gender.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
3 days ago
Coronavirus

'The Seasons Are Against Us': Scientists Warn of Difficult Times Ahead

In a press conference, Chris Whitty and Sir Patrick Vallance said that UK coronavirus cases are rising across all age groups, particularly in 20 to 29-year-olds.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
3 days ago
London

The Human Cost of Elephant and Castle’s £4 Billion ‘Regeneration’ Scheme

The south London shopping centre is being demolished to make way for a new development. But traders within the complex say that they have not been offered a suitable place to relocate.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.17.20
Coronavirus

'It’s Incredibly Worrying' – Young People Suffer the Worst Effects of COVID Unemployment

According to the UK's Office for National Statistics, the number of 16 to 24-year-olds in employment fell by 156,000 in the three months leading up to July.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.15.20
police

'Police Officer' Spotted Disguised as Deliveroo Rider in London

A man wearing one of the delivery app company's jackets was seen communicating with police officers over radio.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.14.20
police

Campaigners Warn of ‘Deeply Concerning’ Stop and Search Proposals

The proposed Serious Violence Reduction Orders would allow police in England and Wales to search individuals previously convicted of a knife crime offence.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.14.20
Food

Less Than 5 Black-Owned UK Restaurants Were Reviewed by National Newspapers in the Last Year

The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Sunday Times were among the newspapers to feature no Black-owned restaurants in their review pages.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
9.1.20
News

Demand for Rented Properties Reaches All-Time High, Says Report

A new report from Arla Propertymark shows that in July, the average letting agent had 97 prospective tenants – up from 79 in June.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
8.27.20
italy

Italian Minister Shares Memes of Himself as Black Figures After Tanning On Holiday

Luigi Di Maio shared images of his face cropped onto a photo from 'The Crosby Show', as well as a film featuring actors in Blackface.
Ruby Lott-Lavigna
8.27.20
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