Tag Archives: The Guardian

Must monsters always be male? Huge gender bias revealed in children’s books

Children’s books: 7 and under The Observer Must monsters always be male? Huge gender bias revealed in children’s books A thieving duck in Peppa Pig is one of the few female villains in the 100 most popular picture books. An Observer study shows that, from hares to bears, females are mostly sidekicks Guess How Much I Love You, a bestseller ...

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Pankhurst heirs pen anthem to a century of suffrage

Emmeline Pankhurst The Observer Pankhurst heirs pen anthem to a century of suffrage Relatives of the suffragette have written a choral work for Radio 3 Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Emmeline, wrote the lyrics for the choral work to music written by Lucy Pankhurst. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Observer Relatives of the suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst will next month ...

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Britain risks losing green protections after Brexit

Environment The Observer Britain risks losing green protections after Brexit Friends of the Earth, National Trust and others voice ‘serious concerns’ that UK will not cooperate with EU Greener UK believes that there may be a ‘lack of willpower to ensure high standards across the UK.’ Photograph: Barbara Fischer, Australia./Getty Images A coalition of leading environmental groups says there is ...

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Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to shift Labour policy on Brexit

Labour The Observer Jeremy Corbyn under pressure to shift Labour policy on Brexit Observer poll finds majority of existing and potential voters back Britain remaining in single market and customs union Jeremy Corbyn has so far rejected calls for anything more than transitional membership of the singl market and customs union. Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA Jeremy Corbyn is under huge pressure ...

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Top British art galleries investigate sexual misconduct

Museums The Observer Top British art galleries investigate sexual misconduct Allegations against philanthropist Anthony D’Offay, reported in the Observer, place art world in the spotlight The Tate said it had received no formal allegations of sexual harassment over the past four years. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian At least 10 investigations into sexual misconduct have taken place at Britain’s ...

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Dixons Carphone CEO will step down to run chemist chain Boots

UK news Dixons Carphone CEO will step down to run chemist chain Boots Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, resigned in a surprise move Sebastian James (pictured) will be replaced in April by Alex Baldock, currently group CEO of Shop Direct. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters The chief executive of Britain’s biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone ...

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Jewish Labour group accuses party of failing to act on antisemitism complaints

Labour The Observer Jewish Labour group accuses party of failing to act on antisemitism complaints Jewish Labour Movement leader says there is ‘vast backlog’ of alleged cases Jeremy Newmark said that the investigation into Ken Livingstone, above, appeared to be stuck in limbo. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA The bitter Labour party controversy over antisemitism erupted again last night, as the main ...

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Macron: bespoke trade deal possible if UK accepts 'preconditions'

Brexit Macron: bespoke trade deal possible if UK accepts ‘preconditions’ French president says conditions for access to single market are strict and non-negotiable Play Video 1:06 Emmanuel Macron: special deal is possible for UK – video Emmanuel Macron has said it would be possible for Britain to secure a bespoke trade deal but only if the UK accepts certain “preconditions”. ...

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James Brokenshire leaves hospital after lung surgery

UK news James Brokenshire leaves hospital after lung surgery Former Northern Ireland secretary resigned from government earlier this month for health reasons James Brokenshire has praised the NHS staff who treated him. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images The former Northern Ireland secretary, James Brokenshire, has been discharged from hospital following lung surgery. Brokenshire resigned from the government for health reasons earlier ...

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Transgender woman sues over ordeal in male prison

Transgender The Observer Transgender woman sues over ordeal in male prison Tara Hudson ‘horrified’ by Ministry of Justice’s ‘transphobic’ response to her damages claim over 2015 spell in HMP Bristol Tara Hudson says she was left ‘threatened, distressed and humiliated’ after an attack by a prisoner at the all-male prison in Bristol. Photograph: Tim Dirven/Panos One of Britain’s most prominent ...

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