Category Archives: UK news

International Women’s Day issues bias challenge

By Molly Rennie

This year’s International Women’s Day – 8 March as every year – will focus on challenging gender bias and inequality.

There are massive differences beween the jobs men and women do as well as a giant gender pay gap. According to UN Women, women are still paid 11% less globally than their male counterparts.

Justine Roberts, Mumsnet founder, said: “What’s needed is a proper women’s strategy, with specific policies to redress the inequality that’s been triggered by covid, or we’re at real risk of heading right back to the 1970s with regard to women’s economic power.”

The pandemic has exacerbated the already existing problem of gender inequality. Felicia Fawcett, chief executive of the Fawcett Society, accused the government of ignoring gender inequality.

Snow time’s no time for breaking rules

By Thomas Marks

The latest “beast from the east” may bring happiness to children of all ages but police warn there is a real danger it will lead to more people breaking lockdown rules.

England chief medical officer Chris Whitty said last week: “The UK is past the peak.” But infection rates are still worryingly high compared to the first lockdown and current rates in other countries. And the snow expected to spread through the south of England in the next few days will without doubt bring families out to play. Continue reading Snow time’s no time for breaking rules

Children’s Mental Health Week

By Mollie Rennie

To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health week the Duchess of Cambridge has teamed up with other celebrities to raise awareness.

She said: “This is a hugely challenging time for us all, so please look after yourself.”. The Duchess of Cambridge is talking not only about children’s mental health but parental and young adult’s mental health too. Continue reading Children’s Mental Health Week

Queen’s catering assistant jailed for theft

JAILED: former Buckingham Palace servant Adamo Canto

By Thomas Marks

A Buckingham Palace catering assistant has been jailed after trying to sell stollen possessions of the royal family on eBay including signed pictures, photo albums and medals.

Adamo Canto, 37, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire had stolen a large amount of memorabilia from private collections in the palace as well as expensive items from the gift shops. Police said the array of items he had stolen were worth between £10,000 and £100,000, including a photo album of containing pictures of the visit of President Donald Trump. Continue reading Queen’s catering assistant jailed for theft