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
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.
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 […]
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/
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!”
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
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
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/
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 […]
Thousands of women are expected to take to the streets of London a day after Donald Trump is sworn in as President. More than 14 thousand people have signed up to attend the Women’s March on London on 21 January. There are 370 “sister marches” set to take place across the world.