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Suswati Basu is writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and currently works for ITV News. Winner of the Emma Humphries Memorial Prize in 2007, also shortlisted for the Guardian Mary Stott Prize in the same year, and more recently longlisted for the Guardian International Development Journalism Award. Has worked in China, India and the UK and currently writes on a freelance basis.
Specialties: Specialties in gender and social politics; British, Chinese and Indian politics.
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It is hard to define whose freedom the government and large-scale enterprises seek to defend, but following recent Facebook events; it seems that sexism and hate speech remain secondary to offensive personal views.
A group of women dressed as butchers and businessmen assembled in a Central London location as a form of feminist protest. No it wasn't an inappropriate PETA demonstration against animal cruelty, but rather opposition to an international "adult entertainment" trade summit held in Bloomsbury.
Suswati Basu: Discrimination against widows has left thousands of women in West Bengal resorting to prostitution and begging to survive
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Stuart Lawley, Internet entrepreneur, has won the right to start selling registrations to a new domain devoted to pornographic content, .xxx. Currently, there are 7 million adult domains and as Lawley continues to sell another half a million, revenues of...
Dr Mohini Giri, India’s leading woman’s activist is determined to see a shift within the treatment of widows. “India being a patriarchal society, the women is discriminated at her birth itself. Hence, when she loses her husband and becomes a...
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It has only been a few days since Liam Fox announced his resignation as defence secretary, but no doubt there have already been questions over the government's transparency as well as their private financial habits. Mr. Fox's strategy of keeping his officials in the dark whilst liaising with his corporate friend Adam Werritty only reaffirms the murky waters in which the government conducts their tasks.
When examining the conduct of the looters over the last three days, the common attitude towards the actions are that it was 'mindless.' Not only were expensive electronics and clothes stores targeted, but specifically products that tend to target young people were stolen from around the country.
Some shops are refusing to move lads' mags to the top shelf, despite their sexist content. Which is why one feminist group is taking direct action
I have heard of everything now. In a secret Swiss location, 150 male activists gathered to hold the first ever “international antifeminism meeting”. SwissInfo.ch reports that, labelling themselves as “peacekeepers”, the Swiss based group IGAF (Interessengemeinschaft Antifeminismus) denounce feminist social...
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It's been an excellent year for guest bloggers here so far and I'd like to take the opportunity to welcome our brilliant new bloggers for July. Suswati Basu is a writer and an activist. Currently studying a BA in Mandarin...
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Since the inauguration of Chinese rock in the '80s, the darker main ingredient to China’s underground music scene has always been metal. While indie rock may steal the headlines in the international press, metal continues to steal the hearts of rockers across China. Here’s a primer to the 11 most im
This year celebrates the 10th anniversary of the 330 Metal Festival, China’s biggest indoor metalfest and most daring of musical gatherings. Since its inception, the annual event has enticed thousands of dedicated metal fans, giving them a blast of the Asian underground metal scene as well as a spac
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Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonisation ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis has declared his two predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in an unprecedented canonisation ceremony made even more historic by the presence of retired Pope Benedict XVI.
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Small cubes with no exterior moving parts that can propel itself to move forward, jump on top of each other, and snap together to form shapes has been designed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Known as M-Blocks, the robots are able to even move while suspended upside down from metallics surfaces.
The final hopefuls who made it into the judges' houses stage on the X Factor have been whittled from six down to three. The live finals will take place next week, where the 12 acts will be battling it out to win this year's show.
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After weeks of auditions and tears and heartache for both the judges and contestants, the final three boys and over-25s were revealed in last night's X Factor. The final 24 were whittled down to 12, with 35-year-old prison officer and mother of two Sam Bailey being told she had made the cut.
Hutton jailed for 15 years An alcoholic mother of eight who starved her four-year-old son to death threatened to kill her other children, a judge who sentenced her to 15 years in prison heard.
Retired schoolteacher Irvin Gordon has taken his passion of driving to a record-breaking level. With 34,000 miles left, the 72-year-old from Long Island hopes to hit the 3 millionth mile mark by next year in his reliable 1966 Volvo P1800S.
Broadcaster Gloria Hunniford was put on a "death list" by terrorists after making a programme about the Army. The broadcaster told Piers Morgan in tonight's episode of his Life Stories show that she "carried on" despite the threat.
A talented hopeful refuses to axe her bandmates despite X Factor j udge Gary Barlow telling her it is her best option in her bid for success. SeeSee, the 22-year-old singer from trio Dynamix, tearfully tells the panel she will not go solo even if it ends her chance of fame in tonight's edition of the ITV show.
Teenager Hannah Sheares was left in tears when The X Factor judges asked her to ditch her best friends and go solo to stand a chance in the contest. The 17-year-old shop assistant was asked to make a decision about whether she would like to continue in the competition alone after trying out with her group The Daisy Chains.
The owner of a 1966 Volvo has clocked up three million miles to claim a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Retired teacher Irvin Gordon from Long Island has managed to hit the three millionth mile mark in his reliable Volvo P1800S.
A UK zoo has offered to rehome a two-year old giraffe from Copenhagen Zoo after it emerged it will be put down, the BBC reports. The zoo said it has no choice and has to destroy the animal due to EU rules on inbreeding.
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A sinkhole measuring 30ft deep has opened up on the driveway of a house, swallowing a parked car in Walter's Ash, Buckinghamshire. According to Bucks Free Press, watch manager Stuart Grosse said: "We get few calls of this nature, mainly in the south of the county.
Some Londoners are so concerned about the rise in living costs that food has been returned to foodbanks as people cannot afford to heat it. A new report shows how each London borough feels about the rise in cost of living and what they are most concerned about.
As the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics is due to officially begin later today, London athletes for Team GB gear up for their big debut in Russia. Here are the athletes expected to take part in the Games: Craig Pickering - Bobsleigh - Born in Crawley Craig Pickering, originally a sprinter, represented Team GB at the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, when he competed in the men's 100m and 4x100m Relay.
Four people are being questioned in connection with drugs found at actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's apartment, CNN reports. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on Sunday at the age of 46.
A blistering heatwave in Australia has made some people take out their cameras to show how hot it is getting.
Cambodian police have broken up an international child abuse ring that trafficked youngsters to British paedophiles following an ITV Exposure investigation. Former police detective Mark Williams Thomas went undercover in Cambodia, a country struggling with its reputation as a haven for child sex offenders.
There has been bombing all night until the sun rises in the morning. Thanks to the lack of electricity we listen to the radio to find out where the next attacks are. I only get one or two hours of sleep a night now.
'Killing our people' I feel that this situation is terrible. The main goal of Hamas is to shoot rockets into civilian populations to kill as many Israelis as possible. Fortunately, they have been wildly unsuccessful because of the Israeli governments' protection of its citizens.
Thousands of online users have taken to social media to call for the victims of the Malaysian airliner crash to be returned to loved ones. Twitter users across the board turned their avatars black ahead of a national day of mourning in the Netherlands. Using the hashtag #bringthemhome, a blackout ensued on the site.
An Israeli student, living in the US, is said to have launched an online campaign in an attempt to initiate dialogue between Jewish and Arab communities. Abraham Gutman and Dania Darwish, both students at Hunter College in New York, created the hashtag #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemiesamid escalating violence in Gaza.
On first impressions there is a shocking headline figure on UK anti-Semitism. This month of July has seen the second highest reported number of incidents in 30 years - four a day, a total of 130. The Jewish organisation, the Community Security Trust, which has been collating such figures since 1984, believes the rise is linked to the Gaza conflict.
Britain's Modi boycott The Anglo-Indian relationship waned during the Labour years. It was sometimes seen to be of less importance than the diaspora Pakistan vote in the marginal seats in the West Midlands and the north of England.
You are unlikely to find anything under the search term " Tiananmen Square" when trawling through China's biggest social networking site, despite it being 25 years since the massacre, writes freelance journalist Suswati Basu. In fact, any combination of numbers and words resembling 4 June 1989 has been blocked on China's Twitter-like site Weibo.
The internet unceremoniously hijacks Ukip's trend in the final hours of the European elections, as the party attempts to bolster its support.
Israel i artillery has shredded entire neighbourhoods and air strikes have pounded the scant infrastructure that barely kept the crowded strip of 1.8 million people running even in peacetime. According to the UN, at least 3,695 homes have been completely destroyed while another 4,235 are damaged, but not beyond repair.
Only Fools and Horses' Nelson Mandela House became famous as the Peckham home of Del Boy and Rodney - but there are real tributes to the former South African President all across the capital.
Video footage of soldier Lee Rigby being mown down by a car in south east London and his alleged murderers dragging his body into the middle of the road has been shown to a jury. There were gasps in oak-panelled Court Two of the Old Bailey as CCTV clips were played, and relatives of the fusilier left the room in tears.
Paul Walker, star of 'The Fast and the Furious' films, died on Saturday in a fiery car crash in Southern California. The actor leaves behind a string of entertaining films.
Broadcaster Clare Balding said her grandmother told her she was "disgusting" and the pair did not speak for months after it was revealed she was gay. The presenter, who played a large part in the BBC's Olympics coverage, also said she will go to Russia to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics despite controversy over the country passing what are widely seen as anti-gay laws.
Nelson Mandela buried as South Africa says final farewell Nelson Mandela has been buried in the African ground he loved after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute and flyovers by military aircraft. The burial of South Africa's first black President followed a moving state funeral in Qunu, attended by some 4,000 mourners.
A new app has been developed for people who care for elderly or sick relatives. The Jointly app, created by charity Carers UK, helps those looking after loved ones by keeping track of medication, appointments and tasks. It also connects groups of carers so they can share information and co-ordinate jobs.
A scenic flight ended up as more of a soggy splashdown for a hapless pilot in New Zealand on Friday. An engine problem forced Dennis Horn to make an emergency landing on a beach at Martins Bay, about 70 kilometres (43 miles) north of the capital Auckland.
UN apologises to Syrians for 'failure' of peace progress A young boy has been pictured holding his baby sister, who is said to have been saved from the rubble underneath their home in Aleppo, Syria. The brother is seen weeping, after what activists say was an airstrike carried out by Syrian government forces.
It is hard to imagine Indian cinema without a vibrant and audacious heroine entertaining the masses through film. However, women's portrayal in the Indian media has been challenged by local grassroots activists, who believe that it is perpetuating gender inequality.
William Hague has blamed Bashar Assad's regime for the breakdown of Syria peace talks. The Foreign Secretary said the lack of progress during the second round of discussions with rebels in Geneva was a "serious setback". UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said the regime's refusal to countenance a transitional governing body was a major sticking point.
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg was remanded in custody today charged with Syria-related terror offences. Begg, 45, of Boden Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, denied the charges and will appear next at the Old Bailey on March 14. He is accused of providing terrorist training and funding terrorism overseas.
Novelist Sue Townsend, best known as the author of the Adrian Mole series of books, has died, according to a family friend. The 68-year-old writer died yesterday after a short illness. Townsend, who was left blind after suffering from diabetes for many years, achieved worldwide success after the publication of her best-known work, The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole, aged 13 3/4, in 1982.
UK landmarks go dark for Earth Hour Cities across the world switched off their lights to mark this year's 'Earth Hour' movement on Saturday. In Europe, London's iconic Big Ben and Westminster Palace dimmer their lights as well as, Milan's Sforza Castle and Madrid's Almudena Cathedral.
Syria has been accused of using so-called indiscriminate "barrel bombs" in an attack that is thought to have left 83 people dead. Pictures of the attack - which cannot be independently verified - appear to show huge bombs dropping and exploding on the northern city of Aleppo and a suburb of the capital Damascus.
David Cameron has written to the mother of a British doctor who died in custody in Syria, describing his death as "a sickening and appalling tragedy". The circumstances in which Dr Abbas Khan, a 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London, died while in detention in Syria remains in dispute.
Ukraine's 'anti-terror operation' against pro-Russia forces Deputies in the Ukrainian parliament brawled in the chamber after a communist leader accused nationalists of playing into the hands of Russia by adopting extreme tactics early in the Ukrainian crisis.
The sister of a missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 passenger has said that her hopes had been "raised" her brother was still alive, after hearing news the plane was deliberately flown off course. Paul Weeks, a 38-year-old New Zealander, was en route to Mongolia for a new job in the mining industry, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.
A woman hurled a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of state was delivering a speech at a Las Vegas hotel, but Clinton dodged it and continued with her remarks, a US Secret Service spokesman said.
A teenage girl had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck down a storm drain while trying to retrieve her mobile phone. The girl, named locally as Ella Birchenough, squeezed down the hole trying to fetch her phone in Eaves Road, Dover in Kent.
A rogues' gallery of 11 fugitives suspected of crimes including drug smuggling, fraud and rape and thought to be hiding in Cyprus has been published. The most wanted list is the latest phase of a hunt led by Crimestoppers and the UK's National Crime Agency to flush the suspects out of their hiding places.
A treasure hunter has appealed to find the relatives of a First World War veteran after unearthing several of his medals in a school playing field. Tony Bibby discovered the precious award 10 years ago in Horndon-on-the-Hill in Essex, believed to belong to Harry Tucker of the Bedfordshire Regiment.
Ryanair has defended itself after passengers claimed they called the police after being stuck on a plane "without food or water" during an 11 hour delay at Stansted Airport. Footage emerged on YouTube of agitated passengers on the Stansted to Porto flight.
Ukraine president Yanukovich wanted for 'mass murder' arrest Hundreds of Ukrainians and journalists from around the world flocked to the presidential palace, as reports emerged that the country's President Viktor Yanukovich had left the city. An aide to the president said he had left the capital for his support base in the country's Russian-speaking east, but that he had no intention of abandoning power.
Collectors have taken to Ebay as hundreds of rare Kew Garden 50p coins have been put on sale. The Royal Mint is encouraging people to rummage through their loose change to discover whether they have a rare 50 pence piece.
A US couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, Ohio, died aged 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning.
From singing to posing inside a rocket launcher, the publicity wing of the Islamic State (IS) has published several high-production videos showing the lighter side of life under the self-declared caliphate. It's all fun and games, according to the recent propaganda released by the group's media department, with one comical picture labelled "Isis sends man to space".
Born after the dark ages of dial-up internet, the "millennium generation" are able to use tablets and smartphones even before they are able to talk, says new research. According to Channel 4 News Facebook users, some children as young as two are even helping their parents type, let alone watching their favourite programmes on YouTube.
In the first of its kind, China was accused of spying on companies in the nuclear power, metals and solar products industries, in a bid to compete with the country's state-owned enterprises. Six American companies, including United States Steel Corp, Alcoa Inc and Allegheny Technologies Inc, and one trade union were victims of Chinese hacking attacks, US officials said.
Following a four-week trial, a jury of eight men and four women found 56-year-old Hamza guilty on all 11 counts he faced. The cleric could face life in prison when he is sentenced in September. Hamza came to prominence in the UK for his fiery sermons outside Finsbury Park mosque; in one he praised the 11 September hijackers.
The white goods retailer has teamed up with the mobile phone company in an effort to modernise and "wire up" its products to the internet. Boosting its exposure to the burgeoning mobile and smartphone market, Dixons says the convergence between the mobile and the white goods markets is a key "building block" for increased connectivity between devices, as well as users and their surroundings.
Mr Scudamore has been under fire over the past week for the publication of derogatory emails sent from his Premier League account. The Premier League was forced to defend itself after the woman who blew the whistle on Scudamore said she was "humiliated, belittled and disgusted" by the messages between the 54-year-old and his business associates.
ITV's Ant and Dec were among the big winners at the Bafta television awards, picking up two accolades for best entertainment performance and programme. Accepting the award, Declan Donelly said winning was "really just a nice big cherry on top of a cake we all love".
A group of world-class musicians are set to bring their formidable talents to a one-off children's musical charity event in East Sheen this weekend. Grammy award-winning guitarist John Williams, who is noted for his 'technically flawless' performances, will play alongside a host of other talents to help raise funds for the Music Alters Everything Foundation.
Addressing the Australian parliament during a visit ahead of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Mr Cameron said: "We have to deal with the threat of foreign fighters planning attacks against our people. We will shortly be introducing our own new counter-terrorism bill in the UK.
The speech comes as a new poll showed the Conservatives pulling ahead for the first time since autumn 2010. The survey by Ipsos Mori for the Evening Standard showed that Mr Miliband is the most unpopular party leader running to be prime minister in 40 years.
Harrowing audio is released of the 999 call made by Lucy Lee as she begged for help shortly before she was shot by John Lowe. An investigation is ongoing into why police had returned his guns to him. Please wait while this video loads.
South Yorkshire police on Friday said they were investigating rape threats sent to the Olympic gold medallist on Twitter. Ms Ennis-Hill issued a statement on Thursday saying she would want her name removed from a stand at the football club's Bramall Lane ground if the League One club welcomed the Welsh international back following his conviction for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.
From a lighter box of Quality Street to shrinking packets of salted nuts, Christmas treats are being sold in ever smaller sizes, according to new figures. Christmas consumers are paying as much as 25 per cent more for less, research carried out by price comparison website mysupermarket.com showed.
Solome Lemma, co-founder of grassroots response initiative Africa Responds, said that there were "other ways for Geldof and his famous friends to contribute". Speaking to Channel 4 News, Ms Lemma said: "While the original Band Aid single raised the profile of the Ethiopian famine and money, it left Ethiopia, and really the rest of Africa, with a terrible legacy that painted us as famished, poor, and downtrodden.
The spacecraft that made an historic descent to a comet is resting at an angle in the shadow of a crater wall - and sending pictures back to earth. But it seems to be half a mile from its target... The image shows comet 67P/CG acquired by the ROLIS instrument on the Philae lander during descent on 12 November.
Mrs Woolf, a City lawyer and Lord Mayor of London, stepped down after abuse victims met the panel of inquiry into historic child sexual abuse to discuss the case on Friday. It follows claims that a letter setting out Mrs Woolf's contacts with Lord Brittan and his wife was redrafted seven times, with guidance from Home Office officials, before being sent to Home Secretary Theresa May.
A South Korean court finds the captain of a ferry which capsized in April killing more than 300 passengers guilty of negligence and sentences him to 36 years in prison.
Protesters stormed a parliament building in the capital city of Ougadougou on Thursday in a day of violence aimed at stopping a parliamentary vote that would have allowed President Blaise Compaore to seek a fifth term in office. On Friday, Mr Compaore had remained defiant and pledged to remain in office for another year.
The Philae probe touched down on the 2.5 mile-wide comet yesterday afternoon after a 10-year, four billion-mile journey through space in an achievement hailed as one of the greatest in science. Those behind the achievement clapped, cheered and hugged each other after receiving confirmation that the probe had landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
A pilot who ejected, was injured, authorities said. The pilot was found at the scene and taken to a local hospital, Kern County Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt said. Two pilots were on board the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January.
The report by Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, and barrister Richard Whittam QC found nothing to support claims that paedophile rights group the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) was funded the Home Office. Mr Wanless was brought in to investigate in July after an internal review found the department had "lost or destroyed" 114 files between 1979 and 1999.
The £97m system is said to be 13 times more powerful than the one currently used by meteorologists and will be able to perform more than 16,000 trillion calculations per second. Met Office chief executive Rob Varley said the device will lead to a step change in weather forecasting and climate prediction, and deliver better forecasts and advice to support UK business, the public and government.
The bodies of Jatindra Lad, 49, mother Duksha Lad, 44, and their daughters Trisha 19, and Nisha were discovered after officers were called to a property in Clayton, at 8.30pm last night, West Yorkshire Police said. Police said early indications suggest the bodies may have been in the property "for some time".
Mr Cameron, who had spoken about the second phase of the £50bn HS2 project, was leaving Leeds civic hall, when Dean Balboa Farley collided with him. West Yorkshire Police said that there was "nothing sinister" about the incident, adding that the 28-year-old was "just a man in the wrong place at the wrong time".
The DEC Ebola Crisis Appeal is said to be "unprecedented", as the committee has never run an appeal in response to the spread of disease in its 50 year history. The committee, made up of 13 of the UK's major aid charities, said it took the decision as the effects of the killer virus threaten to become "a humanitarian catastrophe".
Campaign group Hollaback! teamed up with actress Shoshana B. Roberts and filmmaker Rob Bliss to film every instance of street harassment she received while she walked silently with two microphones in her hand. Mr Bliss is said to have reached out to the group after being inspired by his girlfriend, "who gets street harassed all the time".
The group, which is 25 per cent owned by the taxpayer, said it is to cut 9,000 jobs from its current workforce of 88,000. It has already slashed more than 30,000 since the start of the financial crisis. Bottom line pre-tax profits were £693m after taking into account one-off charges including a £900m increase in provision for payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid tribute to the victims, adding that the government would continue with the rescue operation, despite the search being abandoned because of fears of rising levels of toxic gases.
Samantha Power visited the worst hit countries to find out how the global response can be improved. Aid organisations said there is a desperate need for more doctors, nurses and treatment centres so patients are not turned away.
The domestic league postponed this weekend's derby between Soweto giants Orlando Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs after the murder. "The match will not happen on Saturday out of respect for Senzo. That's the right thing to do," Brand De Villiers, chief executive of the Professional Soccer League, told a news conference.
Speaking to ITV's World in Action programme, the former prime minister said: "People are rather afraid of being swamped by people with a difference culture and, you know, the British character has done so much for democracy, for law and done so much throughout the world that if there is any fear that it might be swamped people are going to react and be rather hostile to those coming in.
The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) said that lifeguards man Mawgan Porth Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, from March to September and confirmed there would have been none patrolling there yesterday. But it explained that there would have been "clear signs" indicating the lack of lifeguard cover for beachgoers.
The rail link - dubbed HS3 - would connect to the controversial HS2 line, and could cut journey times from Manchester to Leeds from 48 to 26 minutes. HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins said northern connectivity plans would be "as important to the north of England as Crossrail is for London".
George Osborne claimed the freeze would help enable the UK to save £3.2 billion a year by 2017 and would help protect the country's economic stability. "The fairest way to reduce welfare bills is to make sure that benefits are not rising faster than the wages of the taxpayers who are paying for them.
Sunday marks 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, which divided a nation for almost three decades. The Berlin Wall, which separated the island of West Berlin from the communist East after it was built in August 13, 1961, was the most potent symbol of the Cold War.
Channel 4 News spoke to two women inside Yarl's Wood immigration detention centre on Wednesday morning, amid reports that detainees are threatening to go on hunger strike. Women were heard shouting "animals" inside the building, after a report by this programme cited staff at the centre referring to inmates as "animals" and "beasties".
Hot to trot from their sell-out show at the Royal Opera House, the BalletBoyz will plié and pirouette on to the stage at Richmond Theatre this month. Distinctive for its all-male troupe, the BalletBoyz' groundbreaking project the Talent returns for another year, starting their tour in April right until June.