More than a quarter of women have been forced to miss work or school because they cannot afford period products, a new poll has found. In total, 27 per cent had been forced to miss school or work – a figure far higher than the one in 10 previously thought affected by the problem of period poverty. Sanitary products are classed as a “luxury, non-essential item” in the UK and subject to a 5 per cent tax.
Chinese New Year is here – and with it comes a host of superstitions that will apparently dictate how the next 12 months will play out for each of us.
Men’s brains are nearly four years “older” than those of females the same age, explaining why women stay sharper for longer in old age, according to new research.
Staff at the Lindo Wing have been advised not to take holiday in the spring, sparking speculation the Duchess of Sussex plans to have their baby there.
Hundreds of passengers suffered disrupted journeys after sightings of a suspected drone grounded flights for around an hour at Britain's busiest airport. Heathrow suspended departures after a gadget was spotted in the air near the take-off point on one of its two runways. The transport secretary, Chris Grayling, said he was preparing to deploy the same military technology used at Gatwick if the west London hub required it to keep planes flying.
Heathrow airport temporarily suspended all departures on Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted near one of the hub's two runways. The suspension of takeoffs from runway 27R of Britain's busiest airport was announced shortly before 6pm on Tuesday. Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, said he was prepared to deploy the same anti-drone military technology used at Gatwick if needed.
Faulty sperm may be the reason women suffer multiple miscarriages, scientists suspect, after finding men whose partners struggle to carry a child to term have more DNA errors.
Almost half of the British public believe Prince Charles should stand aside and let his eldest son William become the next king, polling shows. The survey by BMG Research on behalf of The Independent found 46 per cent of Britons want the first in line to the throne to abdicate immediately to allow the Duke of Cambridge to take the throne. Meanwhile, just 20 per cent of those surveyed think the Prince of Wales’s wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, should take the title of queen should he become the next monarch.
Increasing numbers of women are being secretly filmed on spy cameras as covert recording technology becomes cheaper and more readily available, experts have warned. Peeping toms are installing clandestine cameras in rental and student properties or public spaces including toilets, swimming pool cubicles, changing rooms and tanning salons, in an attempt to capture explicit photos of women without their consent. Keith Roberts, who runs the company, said his cases ranged from detecting spy cameras placed in homes by partners or exes, to instances of people using the equipment to snoop on strangers.