Stop The Silence Around Violence Against Women

Silence. That’s what I hear on this topic of violence and discrimination against women. The voices speaking out are few, they’re there, but they’re not enough to highlight just how large and just how endemic this problem is. I have spent over 15 years travelling through many parts of the world, in part alongside my women’s rights organisation Project Monma. ...

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A Woman At Work: The Surprising Parts We Don't Want To Talk About

I haven’t had a long career, but it has been an eventful one – and not always in a good way. When I say that I work in the construction sector and have faced some problems as a woman, people jump to the conclusion that these problems happen out on construction sites with tradespeople coming out with misogynistic comments. This ...

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NUS President-Elect Shakira Martin Describes How Racist Treatment Motivated Her Return To Studying

“Everyone knows what the NUS is against, but they’re about to find out what we’re fighting for,” says the union’s newly elected president Shakira Martin.  A black, working-class, single mother who has never been to university, Martin represents a dramatic change from many of the 58 presidents who have gone before her. “I have broken the typical stereotype, not only ...

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Rachel Johnson Joins Lib Dems In Extraordinary Rebuff To Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s sister Rachel has joined the Liberal Democrats to oppose a hard Brexit, in an extraordinary rebuff to her brother. According to reports by Channel 4 News and the Guardian, Rachel Johnson was even eyeing standing for election for the Lib Dems in the South West, where the party is hoping to regain seats from the Conservative Party. Boris ...

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Security warning after powder sent to MP and offices

Police have issued security advice after “suspicious packages” were sent to a Scottish MP, a council building and a political party headquarters. Officers said the “white powder type substance” was delivered between 25 and 26 April. They said the packages were “associated with the forthcoming UK general election”. Those who received the packages include SNP MP John Nicolson and an ...

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These are the first ever photos taken from inside Saturn’s rings

Images like these might help us learn more about Saturn (Pictrure: EPA) These are the first ever photographs taken from within Saturn’s rings. New images from a Nasa satellite give a view of the planet that has never been seen before, after it made the first of 22 dives between the planet and its rings. Couple married for 69 years ...

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Fall Out Boy drop new single Young and Menace – and tease new album Mania

(Picture: Getty) Fall Out Boy have dropped new single Young and Menace – and announced new album Mania, along with an upcoming tour. The full album will be arriving in full on 15 September – but fans can enjoy the new track until the rest of the music is revealed. Here’s how to get tickets for the Paramore UK tour The group ...

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Ebooks or paperbacks? A kindle reader and a book lover fight it out

(Picture: Shutterstock/Amazon/Metro.co.uk) For decades, we have been divided into two categories: those who love books, and those who aren’t ‘big readers’. But now, the readers of us are divided against one another. On one side, the Kindle fans. On the other, the lovers of printed books. This book shop’s Instagram account is the only one any book nerd needs to ...

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Out of control dogs massacre 30 lambs on farm in Wales

The horrible image has been shared more than 10,000 times (Picture: Mercury) A farmer has shared a picture of 30 dead lambs that were massacred by two out of control dogs as a warning to other owners. The family, who have chosen not to be identified, posted the image online after discovering the bloody aftermath on their farm in Ammanford, ...

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Prison violence hits record levels but we shouldn’t be surprised

Sometimes, it doesn’t take much for prisons to get violent (Picture: Getty) Few people expect our prisons to be holiday camps, but the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Justice reveal that violence behind bars is hitting record highs. In 2016, there were more than 26,000 incidents recorded, with over 6,800 of those involving assaults against prison staff – ...

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