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    The Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape and sexual assault has been released on bail

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How to take part in the upcoming march in memory of Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman

The event will take place on the two year anniversary of their murder.

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As basic as they may seem to some to certain MPs, things like budgeting, financial planning, and acquiring jobs with generous salaries and benefits packages are huge privileges.
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“Does the government really think we’re running out of money because we’re ignorant?”

MPs need to stop suggesting ‘better budgeting’, ‘learning to cook’ and ‘working more’ as solutions to the cost of living crisis.

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Deborah James’ BowelBabe fund raises £1.1 million in 24 hours after opening, as the presenter says she’s no longer receiving cancer treatment
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Deborah James “gutted” she won’t live to see her book published as Bowelbabe fund reaches £6 million

The BBC presenter recently announced that her active treatment for bowel cancer had stopped.

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Amy Beecham
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Jake Daniels becomes the first male professional footballer in 30 years to come out as gay
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Jake Daniels coming out as gay highlights the stark LGBTQ+ representation gap in men’s football

The Blackpool player became the first male professional to come out in over 30 years, whereas the women’s game champions inclusion.

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Amy Beecham
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10 defiant images from the Bans Off Our Bodies rally for abortion rights

The weekend saw mass demonstrations across the US as organisers prepared to fight against the repeal of Roe v Wade.

Downing Street “partygate”: the Metropolitan police have now issued a record-breaking 100 fines
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The Met has now issued over 100 fines in its Partygate investigation

The figure was updated from 50 to 100 fixed penalty notices on Thursday.

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Amy Beecham
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This Western country is about to become the first to offer menstrual leave to women

The measure will allow people who suffer from severe period pains to have up to three days off work every month.

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Leah Sinclair
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Stella Creasy’s rape threat story proves women are continually reprimanded for coming forward about sexual harassment
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Stella Creasy’s rape threat story highlights the big problem with how we frame sexual harassment

The Labour MP revealed she was threatened with gang-rape by male peers while at university.

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Amy Beecham
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A Met police officer is now facing 44 charges of sex crimes against women

PC David Carrick, 47, was charged with three additional offences on Monday.

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Lauren Geall
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Poland’s near-total ban on abortion has left Ukrainian refugees struggling to access healthcare

“There is a bit of shock expressed [from refugees that are] escaping Ukraine where abortion is legal and winding up in Poland where abortion is illegal.”

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Lauren Geall
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Women and girls in Afghanistan are facing an ever-growing list of draconian rules under the Taliban

A new order introduced this week requires all women to cover their faces in public.

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Lauren Geall
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What you can do right now to support abortion rights in the UK

When one in three women will have an abortion by the time they are 45, it’s incredibly scary to consider the long-term consequences.

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This vital Reddit group is helping people to access abortions and aftercare support

The Auntie Network is providing a space for people to access safe services and support amid concerns that Roe v Wade will be overturned.

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Leah Sinclair
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Sarah Everard trial: Wayne Couzens has begun an appeal against his whole life sentence for her murder
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The whole-life sentence handed to Sarah Everard’s killer Wayne Couzens is being appealed

Lawyers for Couzens say he “shows remorse” and penalty should be reduced to a regular life sentence.

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Amy Beecham
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Abortion rights: leaked documents show US Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade
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Phoebe Bridgers is the latest star to share their abortion story in light of the Roe v Wade ruling

Bridgers joins a long list of women who have shared their stories over the years.

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Amy Beecham
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Belly Mujinga: an inquest into the death of the railway worker in 2020 will be held this summer
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Belly Mujinga’s death sparked an outcry in 2020 – can the delayed inquest bring her justice?

The 47-year-old died from Covid-19 after reportedly being spat at and coughed on by a train passenger.

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Amy Beecham
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Aimee Stott has welcomed Olesya and her son into her home
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“We’re like sisters now”: one woman on what it’s been like to welcome a Ukrainian family

“There have been a few moments where I’ve just had to take myself away and have a good cry because I’m just so grateful that they’re here.”

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Lauren Geall
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‘Sexist of the year’: PM asked to clarify if award was given out at Downing Street party

Deputy leader of the Labour party Angela Rayner has written to Boris Johnson demanding answers.

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Katy Harrington
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Katie Kenyon murder: body of missing 33-year-old found in Lancashire forest

A 50-year-old man has been charged with the murder.

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Senior MPs are calling for “radical action” after Westminster sexual misconduct claims

“I want to make sure everyone feels supported and has somewhere to turn.”

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Lauren Geall
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