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20
Oct
Say I do to shopping local
20 Oct 2017 Camille Winkelmann

Listening to one of our network members this week she shared the frustration she felt; that despite being in her bridal boutique for five years a local bride to be had chosen do a 100 mile round trip to the city and visited her only after her search was unsuccessful. As a small business owner […]

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24
Apr
London Marathon 2017: Mary Keitany win
24 Apr 2017 Camille Winkelmann

Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe’s women’s-only world record to win the London Marathon. Keitany, 35, crossed the finish line on The Mall in two hours 17 minutes one second, the second-fastest time in history. That was 41 seconds quicker than four-time British Olympian Radcliffe ran in winning the event in 2005. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/39683756

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20
Apr
Congratulations to Serena Williams
20 Apr 2017 Camille Winkelmann

Congratulations to Serena Williams, the most successful female player of the Open era, is pregnant – just 12 weeks after winning a record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Williams’s pregnancy was confirmed after a wild day of speculation that began when a photograph was posted on Williams’ Snapchat story.

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19
Apr
Theresa May to seek general election on 8 June
19 Apr 2017 Camille Winkelmann

Theresa May has called an early general election on June 8 in a surprise announcement in Downing Street. The Prime Minister came out early to announce the snap poll that she had promised would not happen after deciding to U-turn on her Easter walking holiday. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the decision, leaving the road […]

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Emmerdale fans praised Faith Dingle revealing her cancer secret.
30 Mar 2017 Camille Winkelmann

Fans were left emotional as on Wednesday night the actress Sally Dexter revealed that she had undergone a double mastectomy. One fan wrote on Twitter: “@emmerdale powerful performances by @lucyparge and sally who plays faith and well done to emmerdale of portraying this, have sore eyes now.” http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-03-30/emmerdale-wins-praise-from-viewers-for-the-way-it-revealed-faith-dingle-has-had-a-double-mastectomy/

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28
Mar
Daily Mail Sparks Sexism On Front Page
28 Mar 2017 Camille Winkelmann

A sexism row erupted today after Theresa May and Nicola Sturgeon were pictured on a newspaper front page sitting down next to the headline “Never mind Brexit, who won Legs-it!”  

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22
Mar
Women still working into their 70s due to pension worries
22 Mar 2017 Camille Winkelmann

The proportion of women working into their 70s in the UK has doubled in the last four years and is starting to catch up with men. Analysis of official data reveals that 5.6% of women only stopped working after the age of 70 in 2012. This had risen to 11.3% in 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39344000

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09
Mar
Easy Jet Flies All Female Crew As Part Of International Women's Day
09 Mar 2017 Camille Winkelmann

On Wednesday 8th March Easy Jet flew an all female crew from London Gatwick to Madrid as part of International Women’s Day. There were a total of 15 female workers involved. http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/easyjet-flies-allfemale-crew-to-mark-international-women-s-day-a3484256.html

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25
Jan
Women Face "Sexist dress" codes in the workplace
25 Jan 2017 Camille Winkelmann

A study into workplace dress codes has found “troubling” experiences affecting female workers forced to adhere to “sexist dress codes”. http://www.itv.com/news/2017-01-25/women-face-sexist-dress-codes-at-work-report-finds/

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23
Jan
Women's March 2017
23 Jan 2017 Camille Winkelmann

Protests make history as more than three million across the globe stand against Donald Trump In Washington DC, 50,000 turned out to stand up for gender equality, healthcare for women and other issues thought to be threatened under Trump’s presidency. Across the US, a staggering 2.9million people showed up to support the cause – making […]

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