Ravening Hunger - The moment it’s jumper-not-coat weather, our jeans sigh with relief in anticipation of ‘salad mode’, rather than just-ate-the-fridge mode. We shake off the cheese and it becomes all about seeds and raw kale and emergency flossing. Except. Just the vaguest hint of a cold front moving in and our hibernation muscle memory rears up, then… BOOM. We are all ‘bring me the pasta and the steak and the cheese now, please’.
“I know how people look at us. They think we’re bad, we’re fundamentalists, we’re violent - all these things,” 26-year old Moudi tells me as she pours us each another thimble-size cup of bitter cardamom coffee.
Shocked by the X-rated material available online, four mothers set out to direct their own positive film in Mums Make Porn, a four-part series that starts tonight on Channel 4. Here Anita, 43, explains what she learnt from the experience.
Last year, when Tina Daheley left her newsreader role on Nick Grimshaw’s Radio 1 show, it was meant to be the end of her decade-long stint on breakfast radio. But, to her own surprise, the 37-year-old went on to “the role she thought she’d never do” – read the morning news on Radio 2 for Zoe Ball.
As a young girl, I was considered a gifted child. I won a scholarship for private education at one of the country’s top schools at the age of 11. It was incredible for my family, none of whom had been to university. They were astonished at the educational establishments I kept finding myself within. No one would ever have thought I could become a victim of domestic abuse.
Maria walks slowly and with a confidence beyond her young eight years; our camera captures her arrival, a soft large bag full of clothes on her head, wearing a pretty floral sleeveless dress and open-toed shoes with small heels. Maria could be going to a family celebration, carrying gifts for others.
Broadcaster Mary, 58, lives between Primrose Hill and the Cotswolds with her wife, Melanie Rickey, and children Mylo, 25, Verity, 23, and Horatio, six. She takes us through a typical day
They’re back! In the run-up to the reunion tour to end them all, Emma Bunton talks Spice Girl bust-ups and group hugs, the return of girl power – and why no one puts Baby in the corner
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality.
When I was 23 and travelling through Malaysia, I was repeatedly raped by a stranger. I was unconscious when the man first assaulted me, and when I was conscious I said no countless times. But he kept on telling me how much he could hurt me, and raped me throughout the night. As soon as I was safe I reported the crime, but my attacker has never been caught.
International Women’s Day this year is a particularly poignant one for the UK’s Armed Forces. 2019 marks the first time the Army, Navy, and Royal Air Force have been made entirely open to employing women, following a complete lifting of the ban excluding their serving on the ground in close combat roles late last year. As a result, employment in the military will, for the first time in its history, be determined by ability alone and not gender.
A year ago The Telegraph launched the Women Mean Business campaign to shine a light on the shocking funding gap experienced by British female entrepreneurs as they endeavour to launch their own businesses. Start-ups run by women receive just nine per cent of venture capital funding despite the fact around a third of businesses in the country are female-owned.
Michael Jackson has been accused of sexually abusing children on several occasions, both before and after his death. Many women stood by his side, maintaining that the allegations were false, with some even going on the stand. Stars including Diana Ross and Elizabeth Taylor stood by his side, and were named as witnesses for the defence in the 2005 trial of the singer.
For six years, Patricia Bright was determined to keep her side-career secret. She spent her weekdays climbing the corporate ladder, moving between London and New York to work at various world-famous financial institutions. By her mid-twenties she was making more than £60,000 each year, and a successful career lay ahead of her.
"I lost my best friend,” says Jo Malone, simply, of the day she stepped away from her eponymous fragrance brand in 2006. “I know it sounds odd, but that’s how I felt – I didn’t talk to my best friend.”
It’s 2019 – and men and women are still not equal in business. Three-quarters of the fastest-growing companies in Europe and the US have no women in senior leadership.
Banks will be compelled to publish regular updates on how much they invest in businesses run by women as part of a series of new measures to help female entrepreneurs, in a victory for The Telegraph’s Women Mean Business campaign.
In late December 2010, I popped to our local newsagent with the intention of getting my kids, then 14 and 16, a sweet called Toxic Waste – a luridly coloured, mouth-dyeing concoction that came in a small plastic waste bin. I write ‘popped,’ but mean ‘staggered’; I write ‘intention’ but mean ‘confabulation’ – for they had last knowingly eaten the stuff aged eight and ten. I couldn’t remember that since I had been under a self-induced chemical cosh of Valium and vodka for many years. The main Toxic Waste in the family was me.