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Refugee crisis: “I fled Afghanistan with nothing and made a life in the UK – now the government says I’m a criminal”

“I fled Afghanistan with nothing – now the UK government wants to criminalise people like me”

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  • Female ex-police officers are whistleblowing on male violence against women within the force
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    “Sexist and sick”: female ex-police officers are exposing the behaviour of male colleagues

  • Coronavirus: 5 key takeaways from the government’s newly announced Covid-19 Autumn and Winter Plan
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    Coronavirus cases are rising again – but will there be another lockdown? Here’s what we know so far

  • Policing bill: the law will change to allow domestic abuse victims more time to report crimes
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    The law is changing to allow domestic abuse victims longer to report crimes

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Needle attacks: women are staging boycotts and demanding action after increase in “physical spiking” on nights out
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Women are demanding action after an increase in physical “needle spiking” on nights out

Nottinghamshire police are investigating 15 reports, and more have been reported on social media across the country.

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Lily Vanilli: Instagram’s favourite baker is launching a Regency-inspired afternoon tea in London – and it looks divine
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You can now book this dreamy Bridgerton-inspired afternoon tea

We can’t wait to try it.

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Amy Beecham
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Channel 4 Dispatches: Cops on Trial
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Why everyone is talking about Channel 4’s damning Cops On Trial documentary

“Officers are targeting people they know won’t be believed.”

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Amy Beecham
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Prince Andrew: The Duke of York will be served notice of the sexual assault lawsuit against him by The High Court
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The Met Police has dropped the investigation into Prince Andrew’s sexual assault allegations

Virginia Giuffre has accused him of sexual assault and battery when she was a teenager.

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Blood donation from Black donors just got easier thanks to this rule change

The government revealed plans to make blood donation “more inclusive” with the removal of this one rule.

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“Burnt out, frustrated and anxious”: the reality of being an NHS midwife

“I take home the pressure of my job every day. I lie in bed most of the time thinking: ‘Have I done enough?’”

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Leah Sinclair
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Sickle cell blood tests
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“New hope”: what the first new sickle cell treatment in 20 years means to women with the disease

It has been called an “innovative treatment.”

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Morgan Cormack
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Another serving Metropolitan police officer has been charged with rape

The officer, who has since been suspended, appeared in court this morning (4 October).

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Lauren Geall
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Lizzo discusses the history of twerking in her must-watch TED Talk

“Through the movement of twerking, I realized that my ass is my greatest asset.”

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Leah Sinclair
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How to deal with “news anxiety”, according to experts

Feeling overwhelmed at the minute? Psychologists share their tips for dealing with a “sticky mind”.

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Lauren Geall
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How the situation in Afghanistan is impacting women, and what can be done to help
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The latest on how the Taliban’s rule is affecting Afghan women right now

“With each and every day, the flaring conflict in Afghanistan is taking a greater toll on the country’s women and children.”

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Amy Beecham
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Here are the latest developments in the Sabina Nessa murder case

The court heard how Koci Selamaj, 36, murdered Nessa in a ‘premeditated and predatory’ stranger attack.

Wayne Couzens on trial for Sarah Everard's murder
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“Warped, selfish and brutal”: judge sentences Sarah Everard’s murderer to life in prison

Wayne Couzens was handed a whole life sentence today.

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At least 15 serving or former police have killed women in UK since 2009, reveal shocking new figures
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This is how many serving or former police officers have killed women in the UK since 2009

Shocking new figures come as the police officer who murdered Sarah Everard is sentenced today.

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Hundreds of mourners lay flowers and lit candles in memory of Sabina Nessa
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“Strangers were holding each other”: powerful moments from the vigil for Sabina Nessa

Crowds gathered in Kidbrooke to honour the memory of the murdered 28-year-old and call for an end to male violence.

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“Why do women of colour have to create our own urgency when one of us is killed?”

Sabina Nessa’s death serves as a stark reminder that women aren’t safe and women of colour are rarely acknowledged.

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Leah Sinclair
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Baby names 2022 trends
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Nature, nostalgia and Bridgerton: see what’s inspiring 2022’s biggest baby names

We may be welcoming some more Regés, Rains and Rockys into the world.

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Amy Beecham
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These breathtaking images by women won the Ocean Photography Award 2021
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These breathtaking images by women won the Ocean Photography Awards 2021

They paint a devastating picture of the endangered beauty of marine wildlife.

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Male violence against women should be as much of a priority as terrorism, says report

The VAWG report highlights the need for the “relentless pursuit” of domestic violence perpetrators.

Sistah Space: domestic abuse charity launch “Valerie’s Law”petition and video campaign backed by Michaela Coel and FKA Twigs
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“Black victims of domestic abuse aren’t taken seriously – this new law is fighting to change that”

Valerie’s Law is backed by Michaela Coel and FKA Twigs.

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