We're Crowdfunding To Start A New Feminist Organisation – Here's Why You Should Donate

Sometimes it gets me down how sexist Britain still is. Often it’s after a group of boys literally half my age have catcalled me in the street. Or after I’ve read about how victims of sexual assault are treated by the courts. Sometimes it’s when one of my friends finds out she gets paid less than a male colleague or ...

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Social Mobility Report 2017: Regional Inequalities Widened In Last 20 Years And Fuelled Brexit

Huge regional inequalities in Britain fuelled last year’s Brexit vote as it showed how vast swathes of the country felt “left behind”, the Government’s social mobility Tsar has told HuffPost UK. A new report by The Social Mobility Commission found that a long-standing problem of London’s dominance and the rest of the country trailling behind has worsened in the past 20 years, ...

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Angela Merkel Claims A Lesbian Couple Changed Her Long-Standing Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

Angela Merkel has claimed that meeting a lesbian couple made her re-think her long-standing opposition to gay marriage.  The German chancellor had previously argued that same-sex couples should not be allowed to marry, stating: “For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together.” In 2013, Merkel also expressed worries about gay couples being allowed to adopt, saying she ...

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Pressure Builds On Government Not To Turn Its Back On Child Refugees

A Labour peer who has led the campaign for the government to allow lone child refugees to settle in the UK is urging the Home Office not to scrap the scheme opened in his name.  Alf Dubs paved the way for hundreds of children left marooned in Europe after fleeing war in their home countries to be allowed to enter ...

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British Sugar cannabis farm 'weed' smell investigated

A sugar producer is investigating whether its cannabis farm is responsible for a smell which has been baffling Norfolk residents for a week. British Sugar began growing a non‐psychoactive variety of cannabis at its Wissington plant this year for use in children’s epilepsy medicine. Following its harvest, people began complaining about the smell of “weed”, the Eastern Daily Press reported. ...

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Barry Bennell: Ex-football coach in court on 14 further abuse charges

Ex-football coach Barry Bennell has appeared in court charged with a further 14 counts of sexual abuse. The charges, which include indecent assault and serious sexual assault, involve four boys who were aged between 11 and 14 at the time. The former Crewe Alexandra youth coach now faces a total of 55 charges, relating to alleged offences between 1979 and ...

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Electrocuted 11-year-old named as Harrison Ballantyne

An 11-year-old boy who died after sustaining serious electrical burns near a rail depot has been named as Harrison Ballantyne. Harrison was found near a bridle-path close to Daventry International Rail Freight Depot and Crick. He was with four boys when it happened at 17:20 BST on Tuesday. One of the group also had to be taken to hospital but ...

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‘Thunder Fever’ is the reason why you’ve been sneezing and coughing all week

It turns out loads of us have been suffering from Thunder Fever (Picture: PA/Getty/Metro.co.uk) There’s a very good reason why you’ve been coughing, spluttering and sneezing for a few days – even though it’s the height of summer. The mixed weather conditions that the UK has endured over the last week are to blame. Hopes that austerity was nearing its ...

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Stunning wallpaper will turn your home into the crystal palace you’ve always dreamed of

(Picture: Murals Wallpaper) Ever dreamed of living in your very own crystal palace? Well, now you can. Sort of. Of course the average millennial can’t actually afford a palace – but we’ve found the next best thing: crystal wallpaper. You may not be able to hide out in a crystallised fairytale, but at least you can look at your walls ...

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Harry Judd’s wife Izzy reveals why she feels ‘guilt’ in motherhood following IVF treatment

Izzy Judd is about to release her new book Dare To Dream Harry Judd’s wife Izzy has opened up about her current pregnancy, and why she feels ‘guilty’ for finding motherhood tough following her experiences with IVF. Rihanna ‘smitten’ with Saudi heir Hassan Jameel who is described as the ‘real deal’ The 33-year-old announced she’s expecting a second child with ...

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