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Female stars call for end to sexual harassment at work

Female stars call for end to sexual harassment at work

Image copyright PA/Getty Image caption Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson signed the letter to show “solidarity and unity”. Nearly 200 female British stars from film, TV and stage have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment across all industries. Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the […]

Murdered MP’s widower Brendan Cox quits charities

Murdered MP’s widower Brendan Cox quits charities

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, has quit two charities he set up in her memory after allegations of sexual assault were made public. Mr Cox denied assaulting a woman in her 30s at Harvard University in 2015 – but admitted to “inappropriate” behaviour while working for Save the Children. He has […]

Driving through flood water ‘risks lives’

Driving through flood water ‘risks lives’

Image copyright Getty Images Two-thirds of drivers would risk driving through flood water, despite it being the leading cause of death during a flood, the Environment Agency says. The agency’s Caroline Douglass described the statistic, taken from a survey of 18,000 AA members, as “extremely concerning”. “No one should put their own life or those […]

MPs call for boy with epilepsy to be given medical cannabis licence

MPs call for boy with epilepsy to be given medical cannabis licence

Media captionAlfie Dingley’s family moved to the Netherlands for his cannabis treatment MPs have called on the Home Office to issue a medical cannabis licence to a boy whose rare form of epilepsy improved after taking the drug. Six-year-old Alfie Dingley, from Kenilworth in Warwickshire, suffers up to 30 violent seizures a day. His parents […]

‘Cut student interest rates’ say MPs

‘Cut student interest rates’ say MPs

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review There is no justification for such “high interest rates” on student loans, says a committee of MPs. The Treasury Select Committee says it is unconvinced by “questionable” claims in support of charging […]

Murdered MP’s widower Brendan Cox quits charities

Murdered MP’s widower Brendan Cox quits charities

The husband of murdered MP Jo Cox, Brendan Cox, has quit two charities he set up in her memory after allegations of sexual assault were made public. Mr Cox denied assaulting a woman in her 30s at Harvard University in 2015 – but admitted to “inappropriate” behaviour while working for Save the Children. He has […]

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold defends skeleton gold as Laura Deas takes bronze

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold defends skeleton gold as Laura Deas takes bronze

Great Britain’s Lizzy Yarnold defended her Winter Olympic title with a gold medal in the women’s skeleton as team-mate Laura Deas claimed bronze. It took Britain’s medal count on Saturday to three, after Izzy Atkin claimed a ski slopestyle bronze. Yarnold, having won gold at Sochi 2014, headed into the final run 0.02 seconds behind […]

Winter Olympics: Great Britain’s Izzy Atkin wins bronze in the women’s ski slopestyle

Winter Olympics: Great Britain’s Izzy Atkin wins bronze in the women’s ski slopestyle

Media playback is not supported on this device ‘Sensational’ – Izzy Atkin wins bronze in the women’s slopestyle Izzy Atkin won bronze in the women’s ski slopestyle to claim Great Britain’s second medal of the Winter Olympics. The 19-year-old, born in the United States, scored 84.60 on a strong final run to claim a first […]

Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Attacks are out of proportion, says Oxfam’s Mark Goldring

Image copyright European Photopress Agency Image caption The Oxfam Charity”s CEO Mark Goldring (l) and Chair Caroline Thomson (r) leave the Department for International Development Oxfam’s chief executive, Mark Goldring, has said the scale and intensity of the criticism against his organisation in the wake of claims its workers used prostitutes in Haiti is out […]

Plymouth man completes 20,000-mile pub adventure

Plymouth man completes 20,000-mile pub adventure

Image copyright Alvaro Andres Pinzon Photography Image caption Ben Coombs drove across three continents to complete the challenge A man has driven a sports car across 21 countries, starting at the most northerly pub in the world and finishing at the most southerly. Ben Coombs, 38, from Plymouth in Devon, drove 20,000 miles across three […]

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