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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

BBC urged to rethink ending free TV licences for over-75s

BBC urged to rethink ending free TV licences for over-75s
- Age UK, the National Pensioners Convention and National Union of ... this group would push at least 50,000 older people into poverty, the letter said.

Excess winter death rate at highest since 1976

Excess winter death rate at highest since 1976
- Almost 17,000 people in the UK died due to cold housing during the winter of 2017/18, according to new statistics from think tank E3G and fuel poverty ...

More than a quarter of females have missed work or school because of period poverty, survey finds

More than a quarter of females have missed work or school because of period poverty, survey finds
- More than half of the UK population (51 per cent) have suffered from the ... The survey, carried out for a project set up to combat period poverty, also ...

Smoking is forcing families across Wales further into poverty, charity warns

Smoking is forcing families across Wales further into poverty, charity warns
- Research carried out by ASH has shown that 28% of those living on the breadline across the UK would be lifted out of poverty if they gave up smoking.

I regularly have to explain the geography of their own country to British people'

I regularly have to explain the geography of their own country to British people'
- As part of the United Kingdom, Ireland experienced centuries of brutal poverty, ultimately culminating in famine, mass emigration and the reduction of ...

Period poverty has forced more than a quarter of females to miss work or school, survey finds

Period poverty has forced more than a quarter of females to miss work or school, survey finds
- More than half of the UK population (51%) have suffered from the problem, or know ... Stacey Solomon is aiming to raise awareness of period poverty.

Businesses join forces to end child hunger

Businesses join forces to end child hunger
- Businesses join forces to end child hunger ... the poverty gap, according to research from the Child Poverty Action Group and National Education Union. ... One in five children in the UK live in homes that are 'severely food insecure', ...

Hostile environment leaving UK-born children street homeless, finds report

Hostile environment leaving UK-born children street homeless, finds report
- Hostile environment leaving UK-born children street homeless, finds report ... Thousands of youngsters are living in extreme poverty as local councils wrongly ... Local authorities are obliged under Section 17 of the Children's Act to ...

Transgender Baptiste actress Talisa Garcia says guys are always hitting on her… and reckons they ...

Transgender Baptiste actress Talisa Garcia says guys are always hitting on her… and reckons they ...
- Chilean-born Talisa, who has lived in the UK since she was four, is thrilled by .... In the LGBT community we've tried to get away from labels, but we're ...

County leads the way in supporting LGBT young people

County leads the way in supporting LGBT young people
- The report found that nearly half (45 per cent) of LGBT pupils – including 64 per cent of trans students – are bullied for being LGBT in Britain's schools, ...

Don Cheadle praised for wearing 'Protect Trans Kids' t-shirt on SNL

Don Cheadle praised for wearing 'Protect Trans Kids' t-shirt on SNL
- Don Cheadle used his time on Sarturday Night Live to make some important political statements, which have attracted praise from audience members ...

Scottish Secretary David Mundell: 'Coming out as gay was difficult'

Scottish Secretary David Mundell: 'Coming out as gay was difficult'
- Scottish Secretary David Mundell reflected on how difficult it was to come out as gay as he prepared to celebrate LGBT History Month in Edinburgh.

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' – UK MPs

Facebook needs regulation as Zuckerberg 'fails' – UK MPs
- Facebook needs far stricter regulation, with tough and urgent action necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform, MPs have said.

The Sex Clinic 'better than any dating app' as patients 'hook up in waiting room'

The Sex Clinic 'better than any dating app' as patients 'hook up in waiting room'
- Patients are getting each other's numbers, there are people pulling in the waiting room essentially, chatting one another up,' she told 

Building a LGBT Asian Community in the UK

Building a LGBT Asian Community in the UK
- Speakers will be highlighting their work, challenges, and successes in bringing together LGBT groups in the Asian diaspora in the UK. Check out ...

A Miss Drag UK finalist describes what life as a proud drag queen in Kent is really like

A Miss Drag UK finalist describes what life as a proud drag queen in Kent is really like
- A Miss Drag UK finalist describes what life as a proud drag queen in Kent is .... According to Stonewall, nearly half of British LGBT schoolchildren, ...

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