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Police Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill: House of Lords votes to make misogyny a hate crime and rejects further crackdowns on protests

From protecting protests to making misogyny a hate crime: what’s happening with the Policing bill?

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Amy Beecham
  • Downing Street partygate: Boris Johnson’s ex-chief aide claims the Prime Minister lied to parliament about the lockdown-breaking garden party
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    Boris Johnson’s ex-chief aide claims the PM lied to parliament amid “partygate” scandal

  • Downing Street party: Boris Johnson has apologised for attending a Number 10 gathering he insists was a “work event” during lockdown
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    Boris Johnson insists Downing Street party was a “work event” and apologises for attending

  • Downing Street party: 5 women react to reports that the government broke lockdown rules for a gathering at Number 10
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    5 women relive the pain of being locked down while Boris Johnson had another party

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Clause 9 explained: why people are outraged over the Nationality and Borders Bill
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Why so many people are outraged over the Nationality and Borders Bill

Campaigners are calling Clause 9 of the Home Office’s new immigration legislation “overtly racist”.

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Amy Beecham
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Wellbeing

These painfully relatable posts sum up the chaos of Covid Christmas 2021

Bewildered by the lack of testing? You're not alone...

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Anna Brech
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Long Reads

UK broadcasters have at long last committed to avoid using the term BAME

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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Namitha Aravind
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Then Barbara Met Alan
Entertainment

This powerful BBC drama tells the story of the fight for disability rights in Britain

The story is a vital piece of modern history.

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Christobel Hastings
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“No, Nick Fletcher, female TV heroes aren’t driving young men to crime”

The Conservative MP suggested “female replacements” in TV and film roles are leading young men to crime.

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Life

Always dreamed of a career in politics? Here’s how to become MP (whatever your experience)

Labour’s Taiwo Owatemi explains how to get started

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Alice Porter
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The Independent: Jodie Turner-Smith to star in new pulse-raising political thriller
Entertainment

Jodie Turner-Smith’s new pulse-raising political thriller is giving us big Succession vibes

It even stars the show’s patriarch, Brian Cox.

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Amy Beecham
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Politics

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill will put vulnerable young women at risk, say experts

A new report has warned that the bill could push vulnerable young women into the criminal justice system.

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Lauren Geall
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Politics

“Simplifying complicated issues can be tricky”: the problem with social media infographics

They can gain thousands of likes and get wider audiences discussing social injustice, but is the rise of Instagram infographics a good thing?

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Kristina Murkett
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Politics

Jess Phillips MP wants to tear down the barriers that keep ‘normal people’ out of politics

“The greatest lie that ever got told was that you don’t have any power”

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Opinion

The big problem with calling today “freedom day”

The pandemic – and the threat Covid-19 poses – is far from over. So why are we celebrating like it is?

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Lauren Geall
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“My heart was pounding”: women share their experiences of kerb crawling as MPs block ban

The Policing Bill going through Parliament could have criminalised the “absolutely frightening” act of kerb crawling

“What does the Policing Bill really mean for us?”: how the legislation will affect our rights
News

Why we should all be concerned about the controversial new Policing Bill and what it means for us

There have been widespread calls to #KillTheBill for months, but despite all the protests MPs voted in favour of the bill.

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Amy Beecham
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Careers

The big problem with Boris Johnson telling us to go “back to work”

Government guidance to "work from home if you can" will be relaxed in England from 19 July, the prime minister has said.

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Kayleigh Dray
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“We had to apply to stay in our home”: what today’s EU settled status deadline really means

Huge numbers of Europeans settled here have still not yet applied for settled status, many face a backlog and are anxious about their futures.

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Robyn Vinter
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Politics

How to become an activist and make the change you want to see in the world

From Change.org UK’s executive director.

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Kajal Odedra
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The audience at the Eurovision Grand Final on May 13, 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine. Ukraine is the 62nd host of the annual iteration of the international song contest. It is the longest running international TV song competition, held primarily among countries from Europe. Each participating country will perform an original song, votes cast by the other countries determine the winner. This year's winner Salvador Sobral from Portugal won with his love ballad 'Amar Pelos Dois'. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Life

How watching Eurovision can improve your wellbeing (yes, really)

As if you needed an extra reason to tune into the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend...

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Kayleigh Dray
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What you need to know about India’s deadly second wave of coronavirus

With over 18 million people with coronavirus, India is currently experiencing a deadly second wave of Covid-19. How did the situation become so dire?

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Natalie Gil
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The domestic abuse bill has finally passed – but what does that actually mean for women?

Campaigners have responded to the new act.

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Women

#HandsOffMyHijab: 8 powerful protest photos by and for young Muslim women

"Legislation which is designed to protect its citizens, is now actively isolating Muslim women"

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Noor and Zee
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