Next time an airline collapses, the taxpayer may once again pick up the bill for bringing passengers home, the Transport Secretary has said. Chris Grayling was facing questions from members of the Transport Select Committee about the collapse of Monarch earlier this month. At the end of a working day that had begun at 6am with a delayed inaugural Intercity Express train from Bristol to Paddington, Mr Grayling denied that the airlift had set a precedent.
As an unofficial royal rule, senior members of the royal family have attended boarding schools with peers of the same sex.
Comedy may often appear to have a shiny surface, but there was always something more profound lurking beneath it in the work of Sean Hughes. On a circuit where many cocksure stand-ups made a name for themselves regaling us with jokes about laddish nights out and epic “bants”, Hughes always tried to delve deeper. Hughes, who was born in Archway, north London, but brought up in Dublin, mined a particularly rich seam of comic self-effacement.
In the wake of numerous accusations of sexual harassment levied against Harvey Weinstein, with many people coming forward on social media to share their own experiences, a city in Switzerland is attempting to make women feel safer in bars and nightclubs. Winterthur in east Switzerland is introducing a new code to help tackle sexual harassment, reported The Local. Staff can then take measures to help her, including involving security staff, taking her to a safe place or calling her a taxi.
A woman hangs upside down from a slice carved out of a giant shipping container. Dangling by her toes, Satchie Noro has the ease of someone lounging on a very comfortable sofa. Origami, which launches this year’s Dance Umbrella festival, sets her airy grace against monumental structures.
Despite the media attention gifted to the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg, and the persistence of anti-abortion protesters on our streets, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Abortion Act, the groundbreaking legislation that made abortion available across England, Wales and Scotland. Thankfully a new BBC documentary, Abortion on Trial, delves deeper into the issue than we're used to and weighs up whether the old legislation is fit for purpose. For one, terminating a pregnancy is technically still a crime and can land women in prison unless certain conditions are met – two doctors must ensure the requirements of the Act are met and then sign it off.
Polycystic ovary syndrome is often described as a circle of symptoms. Complicating matters further is the fact that, while PCOS affects an estimated 10-20% of women worldwide, the syndrome manifests differently from case to case. Sometimes referred to as “insulin insensitivity,” this is a condition in which the body fails to properly respond when insulin is released, leading to improper metabolisation of carbohydrates and therefore elevated blood glucose.
Gretchen Carlson is an acclaimed television journalist and female empowerment advocate. My first thought when I heard about Harvey Weinstein? The bad news is that sexual harassment is back in the headlines, with tales of another powerful man preying on women, insulated by enablers and victims too ashamed to come forward.
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The 10-year-old has 13-year-old twin siblings, Jack and Charlie who have special additional needs, and a three-year-old sister, Megan.
It’s a stomach-churning trend which is justified by its purported health benefits. The act of consuming placenta after birth has been popularised by celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Coleen Rooney. The placenta, which is also known as afterbirth, connects the foetus to the uterine wall and is the barrier through which nutrients and waste pass via the mother’s blood supply.
Speculation is mounting that the couple might shun Eton in favour of this 'modern' school.