MP calls for tougher laws after women 'groped' at charity gala

UK news MP calls for tougher laws after women ‘groped’ at charity gala Equalities chair says act needs ‘real teeth’ after allegations about men-only event Secret filming of Presidents Club charity event. Photograph: FT/BBC The chair of the parliamentary committee on women and equalities, Maria Miller MP, has suggested strengthening the Equalities Act, after details emerged of a men-only charity ...

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Number of Britons living with chronic illnesses set to rise

Health Number of Britons living with chronic illnesses set to rise Life expectancy set to increase but sedentary lifestyles will lead to more chronic illnesses, says report The number of people aged above 85 is set to double from 1.3million in the next 20 years in the UK. Photograph: Kirsty O’Connor/PA More than 2 million Britons will be living with ...

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Holly Willoughby suffers wardrobe malfunction as massive gust of wind catches her Grecian-style gown

Holly Willoughby’s stunning National Television Awards dress almost made a break for it when she was spotted leaving for the annual bash on Tuesday evening. The TV favourite pulled out all the stops on the night in a blue and yellow Grecian-style gown that featured a layered tulle skirt. But the skirt appeared to have a mind of its own ...

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Danny Walters reveals the big difference between working on Benidorm and EastEnders as he wins Best Newcomer at the NTAs

Danny Walters may have won big at tonight’s National Television Awards, but he admitted that there was one big thing he missed about Benidorm. The actor, who was awarded the Best Newcomer gong tonight, admitted that there was one major difference between the BBC soap and the ITV sitcom. “The pina coladas!” He told Mirror TV. “You’ve got Nandos and ...

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Revealed, the areas of Britain where more than half of all kids are mired in poverty

More than half of kids are mired in poverty in parts of Britain, according to a shocking map revealing the hardship suffered by youngsters across the country. Among the 20 parliamentary constituencies with the highest levels of childhood poverty, seven are in London, three in Birmingham and three in Manchester. The End Child Poverty coalition urged the Chancellor to scrap ...

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'He's not a monster': Stepsister of 'Kentucky school shooter' speaks out after 2 killed and 17 injured

The stepsister of a 15-year-old boy believed to have carried out a mass school shooting in Kentucky has said: “He is not a monster”. The woman took to Facebook to defend the teenager who is being widely named and pictured online as responsible for the gun rampage. Police in the town of Benton have yet to confirm his identity but ...

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Study reveals London gets more than twice as much money for transport as the North

Chris Grayling has been slammed over an “indefensible” North/South divide on transport. Planned transport investment in London is two-and-a-half times higher per person than in the North of England, a shock study reveals today. London will get £4,155 per person compared with just £1,600 in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber regions combined, think tank IPPR ...

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Laughing all the way to the bank: Ex-boss of Carillion grins as hundreds of thousands of workers face financial misery

Carillion ex-boss Richard Howson emerged looking happy and relaxed as he grabbed a takeaway coffee yesterday. Wearing jeans and puffa jacket, Mr Howson, 49, surfaced in Skipton, North Yorks, near his £1.2million farmhouse. He shared a joke with pals as wife Geri, 43, parked her £50,000 electric blue Mercedes outside a NatWest branch in the High Street. The former chief ...

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CCTV shows Finsbury Park 'murderer hiring van, writing hate letter in pub then ploughing into Muslim worshippers'

Dramatic CCTV of the moment a removals van ploughed into a group of innocent Muslim worshippers in the street has been shown to a jury. Unemployed dad-of-four Darren Osborne, 48, was allegedly behind the wheel when the white Luton van slammed into the victims as they gathered to help a man who had collapsed on the way home from prayers. ...

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Pregnant Angela Scanlon cradles huge baby bump as she graces red carpet at the National Television Awards

TV and radio host Angela Scanlon was showing off her huge baby bump as she graced the red carpet at Tuesday evening’s star-studded National Television Awards. The 34-year-old proudly cradled her belly as she posed for pictures at London’s O2 Arena ahead of the annual ceremony. Angela opted for a colourful, floaty pattern dress on the night and teamed it ...

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