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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at a rally in Minsk, Belarus ahead of the presidential elections.

Meet Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the trailblazing woman inspiring political change in Belarus

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Lauren Geall
  • Jess Phillips speaks to the media outside the BBC Broadcasting House in central London after appearing on The Andrew Marr Show on 05 January, 2020 in London, England. Jess Phillips declared her candidacy in the race for Labour Party leadership which is due to begin next week. (Photo by WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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    Jess Phillips calls for suspension of Tory MP arrested on suspicion of rape

  • Celebrities calling for migrant women to be protected in domestic abuse bill: Naomie Harris, Gemma Chan, Dua Lipa, Thandie Newton
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    Why these celebrities are calling for changes to the domestic abuse bill

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    Best TV series and box sets coming to NOW TV and Sky in August 2020

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Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest speech has set the internet on fire

Please rise for AOC.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Life

What the mini-budget really means for renters in the UK

Rishi Sunak’s summer statement is being criticised by housing charities.

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Hollie Richardson
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"Don't call me BAME, my identity is so much more than that"

Why are we the communities of people who make up a significant 14% of the population, still lumped together under the dated title of BAME?

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Employees pull pints at the Lordship pub in East Dulwich on July 04, 2020 in London, England. The UK Government announced that Pubs, Hotels and Restaurants can open from Saturday, July 4th providing they follow guidelines on social distancing and sanitising. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
Life

Everyone has an opinion on the pubs reopening, but let’s resist turning on each other

Three pubs have already been forced to close after customers tested positive for Covid-19.

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Kayleigh Dray
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The frustrating reality of Leicester’s lockdown, and how it feels to live there now

Black and Asian communities continue to be let down and are disproportionately suffering

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Life

The ‘rough sex’ defence put dead women on trial – banning it is a feminist victory

The government has published an amendment that will ban the ‘sex game gone wrong’ defence from courts in England and Wales. Here’s why that matters.

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Moya Crockett
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People

Everyone needs to sit up and pay attention to Beyoncé’s 2020 BET Awards speech

“We have to vote like our life depends on it, because it does.”

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Kayleigh Dray
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Kizzy Gardiner
People

“I was the UK’s first maternity cover MP. Here are 6 things the experience taught me”

Kizzy Gardiner made history when she was hired to stand in for an MP who was on maternity leave. Here's what she learned from her time in office.

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Moya Crockett
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Life

The Equal Pay Act is 50 years old – so why are women still not being paid fairly?

The landmark legislation is celebrating its 50th birthday – but women are still losing out.

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Anna Fielding
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Emily Maitlis, Newsnight presenter
People

Emily Maitlis just shut down the government’s response to the Dominic Cummings scandal in 53 seconds

“Good evening. Dominic Cummings broke the rules.”

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Lauren Geall
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Dominic Cummings
Life

Dominic Cummings is using a loophole designed to protect domestic abuse victims

Jess Phillips has pointed out that the loophole was not devised with childcare in mind – and Cummings, as one of the people behind the rules, should know that.

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Moya Crockett
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Kayleigh Dray
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Why the Eurovision Song Contest means so much to so many

For the first time in 64 years, the show will not go on. Here’s why that’s such a big deal.

Duffy
People

Duffy just underlined the big problem with our new lockdown rules

Thankfully, she’s come up with a beautiful solution, too.

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Kayleigh Dray
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Opinion

Boris Johnson’s speech missed out one thing we’re all desperate to know

The prime minister failed to address the one question we want answered.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Opinion

Sick and tired of lockdown suspense? Read this

Here's everything we know about when lockdown might finally be lifted.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Long Reads

Why are black women so much more likely to die with Covid-19?

“It hurts like hell, but I’m not surprised the pandemic has hit my community so badly”

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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Life

How people are feeling about that “unlockdown” announcement

Boris Johnson has suggested that the coronavirus lockdown will be loosened next Monday, and people’s feelings are divided, to say the least...

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Kayleigh Dray
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan
People

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan had the perfect response to Matt Hancock telling her to ‘watch her tone’

“I will not ‘watch my tone’ when dozens of NHS and care staff are dying unnecessarily.”

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Lauren Geall
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Moya Crockett
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Covid-19 is having a frightening effect on abortion rights around the world

In times of crisis, it’s disturbing to see how quickly women’s bodily autonomy is restricted – but there are things we can do to help.

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Life

“My heart can’t take this”: 9 reactions to the UK lockdown extension

The government has decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown for at least three weeks. Here’s how we reacted to the news.

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Kayleigh Dray
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